The United States has recorded 1,302 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the benchmark Johns Hopkins University 8:30 p.m. Tuesday count.
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This brings the total number of deaths in the country to over 156,000 since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which appeared in China in December.
The United States has also identified 53,847 new cases of infection in one day, for an official total toll of 4.77 million, according to figures, updated continuously, from the university based in Baltimore.
The country is by far the most affected in the world by the pandemic, but President Donald Trump once again adopted a decidedly optimistic tone on Tuesday.
“Some indicators show that our relentless efforts to contain the virus are actually working very well, especially to protect the most vulnerable people,” he said at a White House press conference on the health crisis .
An exercise that he brought up to date recently, almost daily, after a resurgence of the epidemic since the end of June in many states in the south and west of the country.
The Republican billionaire continues to justify the increase in the number of cases of infections recorded by that of the number of screening tests carried out.
“The United States alone tests more people in a week than, quite often, many large countries combined,” he said.