The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the United States exceeded 300,000 this Saturday, with more than 8,000 deaths across the country, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkin University.
The threshold of the 200,000 cases in the United States had been surpassed on Wednesday.
In addition, the count of the aforementioned university confirmed that Spain is already the second country with the most cases of coronavirus in the world, with 124,736 infections, only behind the United States and for the first time ahead of ItalyHowever, it still holds the world record for deaths from the disease.
In addition, the death toll in New York State, epicenter of the United States coronavirus pandemic, jumped to 3,565 this Saturday after registering a record 630 deaths in the last 24 hours, reported Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The number of confirmed cases in the state grew to 113,704, with 63,306 in New York City alone. According to Cuomo, The peak of the epidemic has not yet been reached, but it is closer.
On Friday, the United States Government recommended covering his face in public to avoid coronavirus infections.Although President Donald Trump said he will not follow that suggestion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its recommendations, which now also They urge citizens to use pieces of cloth to cover their faces when they are in public.
“The CDC is recommending the use of non-medical face masks as an additional voluntary measure. It is voluntary, it should not be done (…) I do not think I will do it ”, the president announced at a press conference, although he said that “It may be a good thing.”