A new sad record with more than 65,500 cases of 24-hour SARS-CoV-2 infection was registered in the United States yesterday, Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University Census by 8:30 pm (local time; 3:30 p.m. today, Friday, Greek time).
The 133,195 the dead
The total number of cases of coronavirus infection in the country since the pandemic began to spread has now exceeded 3.11 million.
The previous record was set on Tuesday, with more than 60,200 new cases in one day, according to the university.
Concerns about the development of the pandemic are growing in the United States, which has been hit hardest on the planet in absolute numbers, and has experienced an explosive increase in outbreaks in the southern and western parts of the country for weeks.
Experts fear that the death curve will soon follow the same path as in infection.
Over the past 24 hours, 1,000 people have undergone COVID-19 in the United States. Overall, Corona Pandemic has claimed the lives of 133,195 people in the United States.
“That’s not the right way”
“We are in a very difficult situation,” says infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Faucchi, the White House adviser on the crisis.
The resumption of the US economy was accompanied by serious omissions in the measures taken, Faucci said during a video conference hosted by The Hill news website.
“It simply got our attention then. We have to rethink it and act differently,” he said.
Anthony Faucchi (Reuters photo)
“I think the states should abort the procedures to lift the restrictive measures,” the expert said, although he hastened to add that “I don’t think we should go back to the complete closure” of the economy.
Trump: Let’s do well
For his part, Republican President Donald Trump insists on downgrading the record-breaking sad record.
“For the hundredth time, the reason we have so many cases compared to other countries that far from doing as well as we do is that we do a lot more and better tests,” he said on Twitter on Thursday.
For the 1 / 100th time, the reason we show so many cases, compared to other countries that have not done as well as we have, is that our TESTING is much bigger and better. We have tested 40,000,000 people. If we did 20,000,000 instead, the cases are half and so on. NOT REPORTED!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2020