Coronavirus: New sad world record in US with over 248,000 infections | WORLD

By the time coronavirus vaccination began, the United States had set a sad new world record.

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, more than 248,000 infections were recorded, an unprecedented number for any country on the planet. At the same time the country, which has been facing a terrible pandemic flare-up for more than a month, mourned another 2,706 deaths due to COVID-19, according to figures from this Baltimore School of Medicine, examined by the French Agency at 20:30 ( local time).

Ten times in two weeks over 200,000 cases in the US

The US has been breaking one black record after another for two weeks. The limit of 200,000 infections in a 24 hour period has been exceeded in 10 of the last 13 days. The number of patients admitted to hospitals is also at its highest level since the outbreak of the pandemic: 113,000 beds are occupied by people with COVID-19, according to data released by the US Department of Health on Tuesday.

The situation in the Midwestern States is tragic

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The situation is improving in the Midwest, where the number of confirmed cases per day and hospital admissions are falling, but is deteriorating in the northeast and west of the country, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

The state of California in particular is now facing a shortage of beds in intensive care units (ICUs). Less than 100 such beds were vacated yesterday in Los Angeles County, which has a population of 10 million.

The colossal vaccination campaign that began yesterday Monday in the US, with the first injections of the Pfizer / BioNTech drug, will not stop the outbreak of the pandemic, experts and officials have warned: it will take many months before it has a long way to go. Experts insist on the need to follow the rules of so-called social distance, especially as the end of the year holidays approach.

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