The United States deplored Thursday 2,900 deaths from the coronavirus in 24 hours, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, a new very heavy toll for the country facing an outbreak of the epidemic for several weeks.
At the same time, the country has recorded more than 210,000 cases, according to a statement made every day at 8:30 p.m. local by AFP of university figures, updated continuously.
More than 107,000 people are currently hospitalized due to Covid-19 in the world’s leading economic power, unheard of since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project.
The United States are currently setting a string of sad records: for a week, with the exception of the weekend, the figures for new daily contaminations have exceeded 200,000.
And the daily death toll topped 2,400 in eight of the past ten days, with as many as 3,000 dead in one day on Wednesday.
Unlike the first wave of spring – never really fell back – then the rebound recorded this summer, the current outbreak this time concerns the country as a whole.
Americans are clinging to hopes of imminent vaccine distribution, which could begin next week after a recommendation Thursday by an independent expert committee to clear the vaccine from the Pfizer / BioNTech alliance.
In total, more than 15 million people have contracted Covid-19 in the United States since the start of the pandemic, according to figures from Johns Hopkins. More than 292,000 people have died there from the disease.
An official of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), Aron Hall, however estimated Thursday that the real number of Covid-19 infections in the country was instead around 52 million.