Deaths from coronavirus now exceed 2,000 in the United States, which has so far recorded 2,191 deaths, of which more than a quarter have occurred in New York State, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

Despite this increase in deaths, the United States is still behind Italy’s numbers, with 10,023 deaths; Spain, with 6,528; China, with 3,182; Iran, with 2,640; and France, with 2,319, according to figures from that source.

By US states, in New York there have been 672 deaths; a much higher figure than that of the following state, Washington, with 136 deaths; and ahead of New Jersey, with 86; and Louisiana, with 70.

On Friday, the USA, which leads the number of infections in the world, crossed the barrier of 100,000 cases of COVID-19, and is now at 124,686; followed by Italy, with 92,472; and China, with 82,120.

The three states in the USA with the most infections are: New York, with 53,520; New Jersey, with 11,124; and California, with 5,648.

On Saturday night, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, affirmed that a quarantine in New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut will not be necessary, after saying in the morning that he was weighing it and after leading a controversy with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“On the recommendation of the White House Task Force, and after consultation with the Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to issue a strong notice of trip, which will be administered by the governors, according to the Federal Government, “the president tweeted.

“Quarantine will not be necessary,” Trump said in his tweet thread.

In the notice posted on its website, the CDC urged residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from taking non-essential in-country travel for the next 14 days.

The CDC stressed that this recommendation does not apply to employees of “crucial infrastructure industries, including but not limited to transportation, healthcare professionals, financial services and food supplies,” whom they reminded that they have a “responsibility to maintain their work hours. usual. “

During the day, Cuomo had been opposed to Trump’s idea of ​​imposing a mandatory quarantine and assured that such a measure would be a “declaration of war on the states.”

“It would be chaos and a riot,” Cuomo, a Democrat, said in an interview with CNN, questioning the legality of the two-week quarantine.

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