U.S. surpasses record 55,000 new cases of coronavirus

04 Juillet, 2020, 08:37 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Global COVID-19

At least 129,275 people have died in the USA from the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University's latest tally. He ordered the wearing of masks across most of the state, despite until recently refusing to allow local governments to impose similar rules.

Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) both took steps to close bars late last week in an attempt to stem the rising number of cases. People are urged to celebrate their independence at home with their families.

The southern state, Tamil Nadu became the second state in India to cross the grim milestone of a million cases, with a total of 102,721 people infected with Covid-19 disease.

A surge in coronavirus cases over the past week has put President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis under the microscope and led several state governors to halt plans to reopen their economies after strict lockdowns.

The worst hit state on Thursday was Florida, which had 10,109 new cases, a big jump from the 6563 it recorded the day before.

Almost 53,000 coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Wednesday, creating a new single-day record for positive test results as some states scramble to slow or reverse plans to reopen and some hospitals grapple with an overwhelming flood of new patients. Georgia also set a new record for cases on Thursday with 3,472.

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All but 10 USA states are showing an increase of confirmed cases over the last 14 days, according to data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project.

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The university also recorded a further 649 fatalities, bringing the total death toll to 128,677.

Over 868,000 have recovered since the start of the outbreak, the ministry added.

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