Over 1,400 deaths from coronavirus in the United States in 24 hours

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The United States has seen the coronavirus epidemic start to rise again since the end of June, especially in the south and west of the country. Florida is of particular concern.

The United States recorded 1,442 new deaths from the coronavirus on Friday in 24 hours, according to the 8:30 p.m. local count of Johns Hopkins University, of which the balance sheets refer. This is the fourth day in a row that the country has more than 1,200 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 a total of 153,268 deaths linked to Covid-19.

The world’s leading power has also identified 69,160 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, a figure slightly down compared to the day before. The total number of infections diagnosed on American soil since the start of the pandemic is more than 4.5 million.

Hurricane Isaias arrives in Florida

After experiencing improvement in late spring, the United States has seen the epidemic on the rise 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 Hurricane Isaias. It recorded 257 new deaths on Friday due to the new coronavirus, a record in this tourist state.

It also has more than 470,000 cases detected since the start of the pandemic, overtaking New York, long the epicenter of the American epidemic in the spring. Hurricane Isaias is expected to hit the east coast of the Florida peninsula on Saturday and Sunday, part of which a “hurricane vigilance” advisory has been issued.

The “Sunshine State” has started to close Covid-19 screening centers, often set up in tents, in anticipation of the onset of inclement weather.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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