US breaks its record for infections for the second day in a row with 225,594
The United States registered 225,594 new infections of coronavirus this Friday and broke the record of infections registered on Thursday (210,962) with the pandemic expanding throughout the country, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University. In addition, there were also 2,506 new deaths from the disease compared to Thursday.The total balance at 8:00 p.m. local time this Friday (01:00 GMT on Saturday) is 14,337,640 cases and 278,594 deaths, more than any other country in the world. New York State remains the worst hit in the country with 34,830 deaths, followed by Texas (22,825), California (19,647), Florida (18,994) and New Jersey (17,255). Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (13,782), Pennsylvania (11,052), Massachusetts (10,910), Michigan (10,117) or Georgia (9,725).
Uruguay approaches 300 daily cases of covid-19 in a record week
Uruguay registered 284 daily infections of covid-19 and people suffering from the disease this Friday after reaching 1,825 assets after a week in which initial expectations were exceeded and records were broken consecutively. This was indicated by the National Emergency System (Sinae) in its daily report, in which it detailed that 7,473 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus tests were carried out on the day and 455,859 were reached since the health emergency was decreed last 13 of March. Twenty-five of the 1,825 current cases are admitted to intensive care. Currently, the most affected department (province) is still Montevideo with 1,178 cases, while Canelones (south) is in second place with 295. In addition, in Rivera (north) there are 97 active cases, 63 in Rocha (east) and 30 in Cerro Largo (east). These three departments, bordering Brazil, generate concern in the health authorities. Uruguay maintains the figure of 80 deaths from this disease.
Brazil exceeds 6.5 million infected by the coronavirus
Brazil surpassed the mark of 6.5 million infected by the new coronavirus this Friday, after registering 46,884 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. According to the most recent bulletin released by the portfolio, the total number of confirmed cases now amounts to 6,533,968 in the South American country, one of the most affected by the pandemic alongside the United States and India. On the last day, the health authorities were notified of 694 new deaths due to covid-19, with which the death toll rose to 175,964, with a mortality rate of 84 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. According to the Ministry, 87.9% of the total infected have already recovered from the disease in the country.