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US records 1011 deaths and daily record of new cases

by Ace Damon

JN / Agencies

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The United States has registered 61790 cases of covid-19 in the past 24 hours, a daily record in the country that is by far the most infected in the world, according to a report by Johns Hopkins University.

In the last 24 hours the country has also registered 1,011 deaths.

The country accounts for 133,106 deaths and 3,108,141 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the balance sheet made at 8 pm on Thursday (1 am this Friday in mainland Portugal), by the news agency Efe.

The United States is the country in the world with the most deaths and the most confirmed cases of infection.

The number of daily cases has returned to over 60,000 (for the second time this week) as a result of the outbreak of infections in the southern and western states, such as Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Georgia.

However, New York remains the state most severely affected by the coronavirus in the United States, with 399,513 confirmed cases and 32,283 deaths, just less than in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy and Mexico.

It follows New Jersey, with 15,448 dead, Massachusetts, with 8,268, and Illinois, with 7,329.

In terms of infections, California is only behind New York with 298,338, Texas in third with 233,755 and Florida in fourth with 232,718.

The University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments, whose models for the evolution of the pandemic are often used by the White House, estimates that the country will reach October with about 185,000 deaths.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 551,000 deaths and infected more than 12.12 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 1644 people out of 45277 confirmed to have died, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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