The United States remains the country most affected by covid-19 with 2,500,419 positive cases.
According to the Johns Hopkins University count, the United States remains the country most affected by covid-19 with 2,500,419 positive cases – 25.3% of the global total – and 125,434 deaths.
Florida with record number
Nearly 10,000 new cases of covid-19 were diagnosed in the past 24 hours in Florida, a new record for this southern U.S. state hit by a wave of new coronavirus infections, especially among young people.
The “sun state” revealed 9,585 new infections and 24 deaths in one day, an unprecedented number since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics from local health authorities released on Saturday.
Florida is facing a “real explosion” of the disease among young people who, thanks to the lack of confinement since early June, have returned to the beaches and nightlife, Governor Ron DeSantis acknowledged this week.
The average age of infected people is 33 years, against 65 years two months ago.