The United States on Friday recorded 1,635 deaths from the new Coronavirus within 24 hours, taking the total number of pandemic deaths in the country to 77,178, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.
These additional deaths were recorded between the hours of 20:30 local time Thursday and the same hour of Friday, according to the university, whose data is constantly updated.
In the United States there are also more than 1.28 million cases officially diagnosed (29079 within 24 hours).
It has also been announced that nearly 200,000 people have recovered.
But despite these high numbers, the White House has been relentlessly stressing for days that economic activity in the country must be resumed.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump considered that “America is waging a fierce battle against a terrible disease”.
“We pray that scientists and researchers devise treatments, that they find drugs and vaccines, and that they find them quickly,” he added.
The United States, which recorded the first death from the virus at the end of February, is the country most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, whether in terms of the number of infections or deaths, as it alone accounts for more than a third of the reported infections worldwide and more than a quarter Worldwide deaths recorded.
In another context, California has become the first US state to order by ballot for all voters registered for the November presidential election as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The governor of the state, Gavin Newsom, announced the move during a press conference on Friday, saying that the mail ballot would give about 20.6 million registered voters the ability to avoid polling stations “where their health may be at risk”.
Multiple states already hold full postal elections.
Public health and voting rights activists called for a mass mailing vote across the country, but many Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have claimed they will be more vulnerable to fraud and fraud.