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Coronavirus: more than 2,000 dead for the second consecutive day in the United States

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New deadly results in the United States. The country recorded for the second consecutive day nearly 2,000 deaths linked to Covid-19, according to the count Wednesday at 8:30 pm local Johns Hopkins University. It is once again the worst daily report in the world since the start of the pandemic.

This new record jump (+1,973 deaths), slightly higher than that of the previous day (+1,939), brings the total number of deaths recorded to 14,695. The world’s leading power now exceeds Spain (14,555 dead), but remains less bereaved so far than Italy (17,669).

The United States alone also has more than a quarter of the officially declared cases in the world: 429,052 in total, according to Johns Hopkins figures, continuously updated.

The United States has counted since the middle of last week more than 1,000 new daily deaths, despite the containment measures which have been gradually implemented, State by State.

New Yorkers “absolutely not out of the woods”

New York State is by far the main focus of the American epidemic, with 6,268 deaths reported. It has recorded a new record increase in the past 24 hours (+ 779), but the situation has stabilized there, tried to reassure its governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Wednesday, while recalling that the New Yorkers were “absolutely not out of the woods ”.

Authorities warned last week that between 100,000 and 240,000 people in total could die from Covid-19 in the United States, but Donald Trump said he was confident he could “do much better” than these projections.

“We have carefully studied the figures for Italy and Spain. We often do better than many other countries, ”said Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House virus crisis unit. “The American healthcare system is quite extraordinary.”

In addition, five million people could have registered as unemployed last week in the United States, nearing a third record after two weeks of historic highs in late March, and would therefore join the cohort of new job seekers.

The pandemic has infected more than 1.46 million people worldwide and has killed at least 86,289 people, in 192 countries, since its appearance in December in China, according to a count made by AFP from official sources on Wednesday. .

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