USA deaths now over 100,000

The US has hit 100,000 Covid-19 deaths.

That's nearly triple that of any other country, but many states are now beginning to ease their lockdown restrictions. 

The UK's recorded the second highest number of fatalities with more than 37,000, while Italy's in third with just over 33,000.

But the director-general of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, says the crisis has had some positive aspects. 

"The pandemic has given us a glimpse of what our world could look like if we took the bold steps to curb climate change and air pollution.

"Our air and water can be cleaner, our streets can be quieter and safer, and many of us have found new ways to work while spending more time with our families."

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