JN / Agencies
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The United States has registered 66,261 cases of covid-19 in the past 24 hours, a new daily high in the country, according to a report by Johns Hopkins University.
Since Wednesday the country has been registering daily records of infections. In the last 24 hours the country has also registered 760 deaths.
The country accounts for 134,729 deaths and 3,239,707 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic
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 more than 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 405,724 confirmed cases and 32,019 deaths, just less than in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy and Mexico.
It follows New Jersey, with 15,525 dead, Massachusetts, with 8,296, and Illinois, with 7,372.
In terms of infections, California is only behind New York with 312,555, Florida in third with 254,503 and Texas in fourth with 250,398.
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 more than 561,000 deaths and infected more than 12.58 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.