The United States added 1,302 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday in the past 24 hours, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
The world‘s largest economy also added 53,847 new cases of the virus, the Baltimore-based institution’s tracker showed at 8:30 p.m. (12:30 a.m. GMT Wednesday).
The United States has now recorded a total of 4,765,170 cases with 156,668 deaths, making it by far the most affected country in the world.
But President Donald Trump has adopted a decidedly optimistic tone.
“We are seeing indications that our mitigation efforts are working very well, in fact, especially to protect those who are most at risk,” he said at a White House press conference on the issue. pandemic.
Trump resumed his almost daily coronavirus briefings after case levels began to climb in parts of the southern and western United States at the end of June.
The Republican billionaire attributed the increase in the number of reported cases to an increase in testing, insisting that “the United States tests more people in a week than in many cases large segments or large countries well-known reunited ”.
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