United States: more than 43,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours

(Washington) The United States recorded on Saturday more than 43 00 0 new infections due to coronavirus in recent 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University count, which references.

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The country counted 43 742 additional cases at the end of the day, bringing the cumulative total to 2 836 764 sick since the start of the pandemic.

The country has also identified 252 new deaths due to COVID – 19, according to the same source, bringing the total number of deaths to 129 657.

These figures indicate a slowdown compared to the previous three days, which had all been marked by records, including more than 57 00 0 new infections on Friday. But this decline could be due to a public holiday, the national holiday which falls on July 4.

The United States is by far the most affected country in the world. President Donald Trump pointed to China, where the coronavirus came from, on Saturday, reaffirming that it should “be held accountable”, and praised the American response.

“We have made a lot of progress. Our strategy is working well, “he said, hammering home his belief that treatment and / or a vaccine would likely be available” well before the end of the year. ”