The US exceeds 11 million confirmed cases of covid-19

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United States this Sunday passed the 11 million confirmed cases of covid-19, with more than 246,000 deaths, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

At 10:45 p.m. Spanish time, the United States, which is the country in the world most affected by the pandemic, registered 11,000,984 infections and 246,006 deaths. It is followed in the number of infections by India, with 8,814,579, and Brazil, with 5,848,959. Regarding the deceased, behind the North American country are Brazil, with 165,658, and India, with 129,635.

Within the US, the state with the highest number of infections is Texas, with 1,055,508, which is ahead of California, with 1,027,509, and Florida, with 875,095. In terms of deaths, the state most affected is New York (34,016); followed by Texas (19,918) and Florida (18,257).

Discarded confinement

In the last week, the US has suffered daily records of new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, with an unprecedented number of 187,095 new infections on Friday.

Despite this rebound, the main White House epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, ruled out this Sunday in an interview with the CNN television network the imposition of a national confinement. “If we do not turn around the rebound (…) we are not going to impose a national confinement, I think that is very clear, but I think that we are going to start seeing at the local level, that is, governors, mayors or people at scale site that will do, as you have said, surgical-type restrictions, which are the functional equivalent of a local confinement, “said Fauci.

US President Donald Trump has once again reiterated that he will not decree confinement. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to make fighting the pandemic one of the priorities of his term.

Last Monday, the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that its vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 is 90% effective, above what is required by the country’s regulators, which promises a rapid emergency authorization for its availability. of the public.

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