The United States have taken on Thursday the milestone of 4 million cases officials of infection with the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to the count at 15: 40 of the Johns Hopkins university, in which reference is made.
The country has so far recorded 4 005 414 infections. With over 143 800 deaths, the United States is by far the most bereaved in the world in absolute value, to Brazil and the United Kingdom.
The milestone of 3 million cases had been reached on 8 July in the country.
After having experienced an improvement towards the end of the spring, the United States see since several weeks the epidemic is starting to increase again, particularly in the south and west of the country.
Texas, California, Alabama, Idaho, and Florida have each announced Wednesday or Thursday, of the records of death in 24 hours. And more than 60 000 new cases daily were recorded across the country during the last nine days.
The epidemic models predict on average a peak nationwide in the next four weeks, according to the university of Massachusetts, which aggregates models from a score of research centres.