The United States has reached its record number of deaths from the coronavirus in one day on Tuesday, at least 2,375, so the total balance of deaths in the North American country has exceeded 26,000.
According to the latest update of the data collected by Johns Hopkins University, the United States, the country most affected by the pandemic, accounts for 26,003 fatalities due to Covid-19, while the number of those infected is already 609,240.
However, the number of people affected by the coronavirus could be even higher due to the lack of diagnostic tests for Covid-19 in some areas of the country.
New York State continues to be the hardest hit in the North American country. So far, a total of 202,208 people have tested positive for coronaviruses, while the deceased are close to 11,000, 10,834.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state has already reached the “peak” of coronavirus infections, although he has insisted that the restrictive measures remain in place.
Cuomo noted that the incidence of the virus outside of New York City is relatively low. Thus, he said that in the rest of the state the contagion curve has already flattened, except for some hot spots between which he mentioned Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties.
Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has left more than 126,700 fatalities, while those infected are close to two million.