The United States crossed Covid-19’s 100,000 mark on Wednesday. Despite this terrible toll, which should continue to increase, deconfinance is ongoing in several states.
The figure was expected but it is no less symbolic. In the United States, on Wednesday, May 27, more than 100,000 people died as a result of Covid-19. This is a significantly higher balance sheet than any other country in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The first death of Covid-19 in the United States was announced in late February, although authorities have since confirmed that other people had actually died from the disease by mid-February. The country now records nearly 1.7 million cases of new coronavirus, of which about 385,000 are declared cured. However, the actual number of deaths and pollution is considerably higher, experts say.
New York State accounts for nearly a third of the nation’s deaths, with flags flying to half mast for three days last weekend to pay tribute to the victims.
Fewer deaths per capita than in France
However, the number of deaths per capita is lower in the United States than in several European countries, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France or even Sweden, according to the statistics website Worldometer.
According to an average of several epidemiological models conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts, the number of deaths from Covid-19 should approach 123,000 deaths in the country by June 20.
However, the closure is widespread throughout the country, under President Donald Trump’s impetus, decided to revive the economy.