At least 53 069 new infections with the coronavirus have been recorded in the United States in 24 hours, according to the counting Thursday at 20: 30 local the Johns Hopkins university, a record level since the beginning of the pandemic, on the eve of the long weekend of the national holiday in the us.
This brings to more than $ 2.7 million the total number of cases detected in the country.
The level of the newly detected cases in the United States is higher than at any time since the emergence of Sars-Cov-2, and hospitalizations are increasing in several homes, as Houston (Texas) and Phoenix (Arizona). 649 people died from Covid-19 on american soil in the last 24 hours, 128 677 since the beginning of the global health crisis.
In Texas, nearly 8,000 new cases have been reported since Wednesday, forcing the republican governor of Texas Greg Abbott, an ally of president Donald Trump, to make masks mandatory in public places of its great State of the american South on the eve of the celebrations of the 4th of July.
These are traditionally marked by family reunions, or large gatherings to witness the fireworks. The authorities fear a spread of the virus, they admit that they don’t totally control.
To celebrate the independence of the United States, the president, Donald Trump plans to attend on Friday with his wife Melania Trump fireworks at mt Rushmore, touristy place in South Dakota, where the heads of former presidents have been carved in granite.