NEW YORK – June 27: The United States on Saturday surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus infections and 125,434 deaths from COVID-19, amid a resurgence of cases in several states that had begun to relax their containment measures.
According to the Johns Hopkins University count, the United States remains the country most affected by COVID-19 with 2,500,419 positive cases – 25.3% of the global total.
The numbers of new cases have soared in recent days due to the extraordinary wave of cases registered in the states of the so-called “Belt of the Sun”, beginning with Texas and Florida.
Although Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that the growth in cases is due to increased evidence, experts believe that the high rate of contagion (13% in some states) indicates that the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading. spreading above the capacity of the tests, due to the relaxation of the restrictions in the last days.
At least 31 states have recorded increases in cases compared to two weeks ago, and several have reversed their reopening measures.
The 45,300 cases recorded on Friday far outnumber the number of new cases, recorded in one day since the start of the pandemic in the United States.