Donald Trump Jr at a rally in Michigan on October 26. Photo / AP

US President Donald Trump has claimed coronavirus deaths in the United States are “way down”, while his son Donald Jr says deaths are now at “almost nothing”.

Neither assertion is true.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the US reported 88,521 new confirmed infections yesterday, which is the highest daily total since the pandemic started.

It also recorded another 971 deaths, roughly in line with the daily average in recent…

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