The United States recorded more than 60 000 new cases of coronavirus for the fifth day in a row Saturday, according to a count conducted by Johns Hopkins university.
The country had 61 262 cases of COVID-19 over the course of the last 24 hours to 20: 30 Saturday, according to the institution, based in Baltimore (Maryland).
There has been more than 1051 death during this day.
The United States has now identified more than 4.6 million of contamination and 154 319 deaths, which makes the country the hardest-hit place in the world.
These new figures are published, while Florida was preparing for the arrival of tropical storm Isaias, who should once again become a hurricane approaching the south-eastern part of the State, ravaged by the virus.
Among us States, only California, which has more than double the population of Florida is approximately 21 million people, has registered more cases of coronavirus.
Saturday, Florida has reported 179 deaths, setting a new record for the State, and bearing its number of deaths due to the virus to 6843.
In the midst of the epidemic, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, said that unless the situation becomes more threatening, it was best to “simply cower rather than send people on the road” by evacuating them. Especially as the shelters are usually crowded, and the practice of the physical distances difficult.