The United States has averaged more than a thousand deaths every day in the past two weeks. Faced with a further acceleration of the epidemic, many US states and metropolises have reintroduced restrictions near the Thanskgiving holiday, usually marked by family reunions and numerous trips across the country.

The United States on Wednesday recorded the highest daily number of deaths caused by Covid-19 in more than six months. More than 250,000 Americans have died since the epidemic broke out after being infected with the new coronavirus. The situation will be even worse, says Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor at George Washington University School of Medicine. The United States has averaged more than a thousand deaths every day in the past two weeks. Faced with a further acceleration of the epidemic, many US states and metropolises have reintroduced restrictions near the Thanskgiving holiday, usually marked by family reunions and numerous trips across the country.

Meanwhile, public schools are closing in New York as a precautionary measure, says the mayor. In addition, many states and metropolises have reintroduced restrictions near the Thanskgiving holiday.

1,707 deaths have occurred in the United States in the last 24 hours.

“The terrible number of deaths we saw in the United States yesterday reflects the number of people who were infected three weeks ago – two or three weeks ago, because that’s the gap,” Professor Reiner told CNN.

“On average, two or three weeks ago, we saw 70,000 to 80,000 (new) cases a day. Yesterday, there were about 155,000 new cases. So, if we are alerted to 1,700 deaths today, more than two or three weeks, we will see 3,000 deaths a day, “the specialist added.

New York’s public schools, which reopened after much hesitation at the end of September, will close today. The announcement came from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who added it was “a precautionary measure”.

“We have reached the threshold of 3% positive test cases: unfortunately, this means that schools will be closed from Thursday, November 19, as a precautionary measure,” Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

The measure was expected, though controversial: tests showed that the positive case rate in schools was much lower than the average rate in the city.

The states of Michigan and Washington have also taken strict measures to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. High schools and colleges have closed, students study exclusively online, and restaurants can no longer operate outside of Michigan. In Washington state, gyms, cinemas, theaters and museums have closed.

Faced with a further acceleration of the epidemic, many US states and metropolises have reintroduced restrictions near the Thanskgiving holiday, usually marked by family reunions and numerous trips across the country. Thanksgiving is celebrated on November 26.

The United States remains the country hardest hit by the pandemic, with more than 11 million confirmed cases and a quarter of a million deaths.