WASHINGTON | The United States recorded Thursday, a new record for the number of infections with the sars coronavirus in a day, with more than 65 500 additional cases identified in 24 hours, depending on the counting to 20: 30 from the Johns Hopkins university.
The total number of cases recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic is now more than 3.11 million. The previous record dated from Tuesday, with more than 60 to 200 new cases in a day.
The concern about viruses continues to grow in the United States, who know the last few weeks a surge in infections in the south and west of the country, by far the most affected in absolute value.
Experts fear that the curve of death does not follow quickly the trajectory of new infections. 1000 people died of the COVID-19 on american soil in the last 24 hours, and the disease has made 133 195 victims in total in the United States.
“We are in a very difficult situation,” said Thursday the infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci, who advises the White House on the crisis of the COVID-19.
The reopening of the country took place in “jumping all of the recommended steps”, he criticized on a conference call organized by the media The Hill. “This is not the right way to do it. We need to rethink this and do it differently.”
“I think the States should pause their process of déconfinement”, he still felt, all in nuances: “I don’t think we need to go back to a full closure.”
Donald Trump minimizes these daily records. “For the hundredth time, the reason why we have so many cases, compared to other countries, which are not better than us and by far, is that we test a lot better,” he said on Twitter Thursday.