The US authorities have reported 69,000 new coronavirus infections during the day on Friday, a record of positives since last July 29, more than 71,300 cases were reported. The maximum number of infections per day is 77,000.
The average number of daily infections for the last week has already reached 55,000, 60 percent higher than the figures for mid-September, which has forced state authorities to impose restrictions. So far the United States has accounted for 8,069,856 cases and 218,812 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
States such as Nebraska, New Mexico or Kentucky have established new regulations to prevent infections or prepare the health system while hospitalizations continue to grow at the federal level, which augurs an increase in deaths, explained the director of the National Institute of Health, Francis Collins.
“It is a good time for people to stop and wonder what they can do to be safe and limit contagion,” Collins said Friday, according to CNN.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation of the University of Washington has produced a study that includes a projection of more than 2,300 deaths a day by mid-January. The total number of fatalities would exceed 389,000 by February 1.