MADRID, 19 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The United States has reached 250,426 deaths from coronavirus this Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University, which puts the accumulated cases in the country at 11,517,455 – with more than 4.3 million recovered, while the government health authorities acknowledge being versus the “worst” rate of infections and no signs of flattening the curve.
In the last four weeks there has been an increase in the number of deaths of 42 percent, which means a weekly average of 821 daily deaths from the beginning of October to the average of last week, which was 1,167 deaths per day, according to Johns Hopkins figures.
“At this moment, we are in an absolutely dangerous situation that we must take with the utmost seriousness,” said the US Undersecretary of Health, Dr. Brett Giroir, who has acknowledged to the NBC network that the country is facing ” the worst rate of increase in cases “since the pandemic began and that” there are no signs of flattening “of the curve.
The state of New York, the region with the highest death toll –34,187–, released on Friday new restrictions implemented in the framework of the pandemic. Among them, the closure of bars, restaurants and gyms at 10 pm and the limitation of social gatherings to a maximum of ten people.
Center of the pandemic at the beginning of the outbreak in the country, currently, it is the fifth most affected state and has more than 568,000 infections, along with more than 34,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, the mayor, Bill de Blasio, has announced the closure of public schools, after the increase in cases of COVID-19, a disease that has already left more than 273,000 infected people in the city.
“The city of New York has reached the average threshold of positivity of 3 percent in seven days. Unfortunately, this means that public schools will be closed as of tomorrow,” the mayor announced through his Twitter account.
The rising numbers pile up as the president of the United States, Donald Trump, continues to resist admitting his defeat in the presidential past against Joe Biden, whose team of advisers and health experts has denounced the opacity of the current Administration, which does not facilitate access to information handled by the current White House managers.
“We have not been able to sit down with the Trump Administration at all to understand what plans are on the table, where there are gaps, where help is needed, and how we can make sure there is a smooth handover after January 20,” said Rick Bright. , a member of Biden’s team to fight the coronavirus pandemic.