Covid-19: USA exceeds three million confirmed cases, with over 55,000 in 24 hours

The United States has surpassed the covid-19 three million confirmed case barrier, after registering more than 55,000 infections in the past 24 hours, according to a report by Johns Hopkins University.

In the last 24 hours the country has also registered 733 deaths.

The country accounts for 132,095 deaths and 3,046,351 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the balance sheet made at 20:00 on Wednesday (01:00 today in Lisbon), by the news agency Efe.

The United States is the country in the world with the most deaths and the most confirmed cases of infection.

The number of daily cases has returned to over 50,000 as a result of the outbreak of infections in the southern and western states, such as Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Georgia.

However, New York remains the state most severely affected by the coronavirus in the United States, with 398,929 confirmed cases and 32,251 deaths, just less than in Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy.

It follows New Jersey, with 15,332 dead, Massachusetts, with 8,243, and Illinois, with 7,309.

In terms of infections, California is only behind New York with 288,212, Florida in third with 223,783 and Texas in fourth with 222,284.

The University of Washington's Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments, whose models for the evolution of the pandemic are often used by the White House, estimates that the country will reach October with about 185,000 deaths.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 545,000 deaths and infected more than 11.9 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 1,631 people of the 44,859 confirmed as infected died, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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