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U.S. reports 288 deaths and more than 38,000 infected in 24 hours

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U.S. reports 288 deaths and more than 38,000 infected in 24 hours

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The United States has recorded 288 deaths and more than 38,000 infected by covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to a Johns Hopkins University report.

The country accounts for 125,768 deaths and 2,544,169 cases since the pandemic began.

New York remains the state most heavily affected by coronavirus in the United States, with 392,539 confirmed cases and 31,397 deaths, a number only lower than in Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy. In New York City alone, 22,470 people died.

New York is followed by neighboring New Jersey with 14,975 dead, Massachusetts with 8,059, and Illinois with 6,888.

Other states with a large number of deaths are Pennsylvania (6,606), Michigan (6,157), California (5,907), Connecticut (4,316) and Florida (3,419).

In terms of infections, California is second only to New York, with 211,382 cases.

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

The Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments at the University of Washington, whose models for pandemic evolution are often used by the White House, estimates that the country will reach October with about 180,000 deaths.

The covid-19 pandemic has claimed more than 500,000 lives and affected nearly 10.1 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by france-presse news agency (AFP).

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

After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and most deaths.

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