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COVID-19: fourth consecutive day of more than 1,200 dead in the United States

(Washington) The United States recorded 1442 new deaths from the coronavirus on Friday in 24 hours, depending on the count at 20 h 30 from Johns Hopkins University, whose reports refer to.

France Media Agency

This is the fourth day in a row that the country has more than 1200 dead in a day, according to the university, which updates its figures continuously.

By far the most affected in the world in absolute terms, the United States deplores in total 153 268 COVID-related deaths – 07.

The first world power has on the other hand identified 69 160 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, a figure slightly down compared to the previous day.

The total number of infections diagnosed on American soil since the start of the pandemic is more than 4.5 million.

After experiencing an improvement in late spring, the United States has seen the epidemic start to rise again since the end of June, especially in the south and west of the country.

Florida is of particular concern, a concern made even more acute by the approach of Hurricane Isaias. She recorded 257 new deaths from the new coronavirus on Friday, a record in this tourist state.

It also has more than 268 000 0 cases detected since the start of the pandemic, exceeding New York, long epicenter of the American epidemic in the spring.

Hurricane Isaias is expected to affect Saturday and Sunday the east coast of the Florida peninsula, on a part from which a “hurricane vigilance” advisory was issued.

The “Sunshine State” has started to close COVID testing centers – 07, often set up in tents, in anticipation of the onset of bad weather.

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