New York City Registers Its First Day Without Deaths From Coronavirus Since Pandemic Begins

Florida finds the highest daily record of cases in the US

New York City, which was the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States, has recorded its first day without deaths from the coronavirus since the health crisis erupted last March in the country.

Data from the New York Department of Health indicates that no one has died in the city from the pandemic in the last day. In total, 215,924 cases and 18,670 deaths have been found in the locality due to the disease caused by the virus. The city reached its peak of infections on April 7, when 597 people died.

“New Yorkers have been the heroes of this story, they have gone above and beyond to stay safe,” New York City Council spokeswoman Avery Cohen said in a statement picked up by The Hill newspaper.

For their part, the authorities of the state of New York have registered five deaths in the last 24 hours, although they have not specified where they occurred. On Saturday, another 341 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the city, a rate of 1.3 percent.

“In the absence of leadership at the national level, our city has taken a step forward to show what it means to reopen safely,” said Cohen, noting that, “with cases on the rise across the country, we know that We still can’t let our guard down and we will continue to do our best to fight the virus together. “

Washington has also seen a decline in deaths from coronavirus this month. However, as these regions stabilize and find a decrease in cases, other states in the south and west of the country are experiencing a sharp increase in infections.

The state of Florida has recorded this Sunday the highest daily record of cases in the entire country since the pandemic began. With more than 15,000 new infected, the state has surpassed the 12,274 cases registered in a single day in the state of New York on April 4, when it was the area most affected by the virus in the country.

The authorities have indicated that the data show both an increase in the number of tests, and in the transmission of the virus, which has caused the collapse of some hospitals and has caused a shortage of antivirals.

The new cases in Florida – which is scheduled to host the Republican National Convention in August – have been detected after authorities reopened the Disney theme park to tourists.

However, Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered the reopening of the schools next August. “If we can go to the Home Depot, if we can go to Walmart, we can go to class,” he stressed.

Nationally, the pandemic has left 3.3 million infections and 135,205 deaths since its inception. The United States remains the most affected country, followed by Brazil, with 1.8 million cases and 72,100 deaths, and India, with 878,254 infected and 23,174 deceased.


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