Coronavirus: the United States crosses the 40,000 dead mark

The world’s leading power also lists more than 740,000 officially declared cases. Some 67,000 people are declared cured.

The United States crossed the 40,000 dead mark for the new coronavirus on Sunday, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, and now counts nearly 17,000 more deaths than Italy, the second most bereaved country in the world.

In total, the United States deplores 40,585 illness-related deaths. The 30,000 death mark was crossed on Thursday.

740,000 cases identified

The death toll recorded in the United States has been weighed down in recent days by the inclusion by certain localities of deaths “probably linked” to Covid-19, but which had not been initially counted as such. New York City, the epicenter of the American epidemic, announced on Thursday that it would add more than 3,700 “probable” coronavirus deaths to its balance sheet.

The world’s leading power also lists more than 740,000 officially declared cases, according to the university, which updates its data continuously. Some 67,000 people are declared cured.

Four million tests

“Nationwide, we performed more than four million tests” at Covid-19, US President Donald Trump said on Saturday, saying it is the largest number of tests performed by a country.

Donald Trump, whose country is by far the most affected by both the death toll and officially recorded cases, has also repeatedly accused China of lying on its balance sheet. China actually has more deaths than the United States, he said.

David T

David T is a french Medical student, during its free time, he is writing for The Medical Progress and helping us to understand better the Coronavirus.

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