Nearly 2,000 people infected with the new coronavirus have died in the United States in the past 24 hours, according to a count at 8:30 p.m. local time at Johns Hopkins University. It is the worst daily report in the world since the start of the pandemic.
This record increase (+1,939 exactly) brings to 12,722 the total number of deaths recorded. The first world power is thus approaching the two most bereaved countries so far, Italy (17,127 dead) and Spain (13,798).
The United States alone has more than a quarter of the officially declared cases worldwide: 396,223 in total, or 29,609 more in one day, according to figures from Johns Hopkins, continuously updated.
“America continues to perform more tests than any other country in the world and I think that’s probably why we have more cases,” President Donald Trump said on Tuesday at his press conference. daily on the crisis, evoking some 1.8 million tests to date in the country.
“I know very well that some very populous countries have many more cases than we do, but they do not declare them,” he added.
The United States records since the middle of last week more than 1,000 new deaths daily, despite the containment measures that have been gradually implemented, State by State.