United States records highest death toll to date

COVID-19: United States records highest death toll to date

The United States has passed the milestone of 800,000 deaths linked to Covid-19, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

The US newspaper, which has a database to follow the epidemic on the national territory, reports that more than 50 million cases have been reported in the country since the start of the health crisis.

It notes that only eleven weeks separate the thresholds of 700,000 and 800,000 deaths, a sign that the virus is once again actively circulating in the United States.

The United States remains the country most affected by the coronavirus with 800,473 dead, ahead of Brazil (616,970), India (476,135), Mexico (296,984) and Russia (292,891).

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The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic in the world could be two to three times higher.

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