United states: more than 50, 000 new infections, a record level

États-Unis: plus de 50 000 nouvelles infections, niveau record

WASHINGTON | At least 52 898 new infections with the coronavirus have been recorded in the United States in 24 hours, a record level since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the count on Wednesday at 20: 30 local from the Johns Hopkins university, in which reference is made.

These new infections are nearly 2.7 million the total number of cases detected on american soil. The number of deaths in the past 24 hours amounted to 706, with the balance american of the pandemic 128 028 deaths in total.

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).

On Wednesday, the Texas has beaten its record daily and reported 8076 new cases of COVID-19, or nearly 1000 cases more than the day before.

Due to this rise in infections, some u.s. States have had to take a break in the process of déconfinement.

The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, decided Wednesday to prohibit, as at the height of the pandemic, while catering for confined spaces in Los Angeles and 18 other counties of the State particularly affected.

The prohibition is imposed in addition to the bars, cinemas and museums, for a period of”at least three weeks.”

The governor of Michigan, in the north of the country, has also announced the closure of a large part of the bars identified as being at the origin of the “homes recent”, while the Oregon (north-west) and Pennsylvania (north-east) have joined the ranks of States making mandatory the wearing of mask in public.

During the summer season, marked by the start of the holiday, “the absence of a firm national response, including an obligation to wear a mask decreed throughout the country, will continue to threaten the viability of our economy and the ability of our schools to reopen in the fall,” said David Rubin, doctor and director of PolicyLab, research center of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.

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