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Covid-19: the United States exceeds the mark of 25 million recorded cases

2021-01-24T16:01:41.210Z

The United States officially passed the 25 million Covid-19 case mark on Sunday since the start of the pandemic, a few days after the entry into office of Joe Biden who has made the fight against this disease his priority. Read also: A million people vaccinated: has France caught up with other countries? Johns Hopkins University, which is the reference, counted 25,003,695 people infected in the



The United States officially passed the 25 million Covid-19 case mark on Sunday since the start of the pandemic, a few days after the entry into office of Joe Biden who has made the fight against this disease his priority.

Read also: A million people vaccinated: has France caught up with other countries?

Johns Hopkins University, which is the reference, counted 25,003,695 people infected in the morning.

More than 417,000 people have also succumbed to Covid-19 in the country, according to the same source.

The United States is the most affected country in the world in absolute terms by the pandemic.

After a peak in the epidemic on January 12, the weekly average of new cases is starting to decline, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project.

The death toll follows the same trajectory.

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the main federal public health agency in the United States, now expect between 465,000 and 508,000 Americans to have died from Covid-19 by the 13th. February.

To read also: Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden will meet this Sunday evening by phone

In this context, Joe Biden has made the fight against the pandemic the most urgent priority of his mandate.

His administration unveiled on Thursday a detailed roadmap to fight Covid-19 by increasing vaccinations and screenings.

She also wants to ask for 1.9 trillion funds from Congress, which includes 20 billion for vaccines and 50 billion for tests.

The Democrat has pledged 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to be injected in the first 100 days of his term.

The country also clings to the hope of the authorization of new vaccines in the coming weeks, including that of Johnson & Johnson, which requires only one dose.

Source: lefigaro

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