This is a symbolic milestone that says a lot about the gap with other countries. The United States has crossed Wednesday the $ 100 000 deaths identified the new coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins university. The first death in the country was announced at the end of February. Since, the first world power, has seen the epidemic explode and the number of cases grow in an uncontrolled way. 1.7 million Americans have been infected by the virus.
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385 000 persons are however reported cured, according to the counting of this university, in which reference is made. The actual number of deaths and contamination, however, is significantly higher, according to experts. The State of New York alone accounts for almost one-third of the dead déplorées in the country, where flags were lowered to half-mast for three days last weekend to pay tribute to the victims.
123 000 by the 20 of June ?
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According to an average of several epidemiological models carried out by researchers from the university of Massachusetts, the number of deaths from Covid-19 should be around 123, 000 deaths in the country by June 20. For the third day in a row Tuesday, the United States have lamented less than 700 people dead in 24 hours.
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After you have regularly crossed the bar of the 2, 000 deaths daily between early April and early may, the country has not exceeded this threshold for twenty days, even if he still has mostly exceeded the level of 1 000 deaths a day for the past three weeks. Despite the record registered by the United States on Wednesday, déconfinement is widely committed in the country as a whole, under the impetus of Donald Trump, determined to revive the economy.