December 8, 2020 10:49 AM | With information from EFE
15 minutes. The United States (USA) surpassed the barrier of 15 million COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, just a few days after exceeding 14 million cases, according to the count of the news network NBC News.
Specific, According to data collected by the US media, the US registered almost 187,000 new positives in the last 24 hours. In reference to deaths, they are already close to 285,000, 1,789 verified during the last day.
The North American nation also recorded its highest number of hospitalizations due to the disease on Monday Since the pandemic began, almost 102,000, according to data provided by the Covid Tracking Project.
For their part, more than 5.7 million people have managed to recover from the disease in the US, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, both in number of cases and in number of fatalities.
The most affected states are California, Texas and Florida, with 1.39 million infections, 1.33 million and more than one million, respectively.
Instead, the one that counts more deaths is New York, with more than 35,000. They are followed by Texas and California, with more than 23,000 and 20,000, respectively, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
In this context, Joe Biden, president-elect of the United States, announced the nominees to make up his health team. It will be headed by the Latino Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health, who will work alongside Anthony Fauci, who will remain as medical advisor for COVID-19- to face the pandemic.