The U.S. has recorded at least 1,185 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s worst-hit country reaching 167,248, according to the agency. Reuters news, based on the announcements of the state health authorities, until 05:00 (Greek time).
During the same period, at least 53,276 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were detected, bringing the total number of people infected to 5.27 million, according to the agency.
California, one of the states that have become the epicenter of the pandemic in recent times, recorded 193 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 10,999. In addition, California authorities have confirmed at least 8,295 cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of people infected to 602,822 in the state, a number higher than that of several of the top countries in the world.
As tens of thousands of SARS-CoV-2 infections continue to be recorded daily, Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent in the November 3 election, Joe Biden, exchanged verbal fire yesterday over whether or not to give them orders. Federal government officials wear masks, as suggested by former Vice President Barack Obama, with the White House resident accusing him of “politicking.”
The University of Washington’s institute estimates released earlier this month put the death toll in the U.S. as high as 300,000 on Dec. 1.