All 50 of the US states have already taken some measure of de-escalation of confinement due to the coronavirus, but some of them, such as Texas, Maryland or North Carolina, are seeing an upturn in infections, although there are doubts about how they are doing. measuring the data.
The United States reached this Friday the figure of 1,610,402 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 96,540 deaths, according to the count carried by NBC News.
This balance at 10:30 p.m. ET shows 22,414 more infections than Thursday and 1,246 new deaths.
However, President Donald Trump authorized the churches to reopen their doors this weekend and threatened to suspend the authority of the governors if they prevent it, which is not legally feasible because the decision rests with local and state entities.
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According to figures from the Texas Department of Health, one of the first states in the country to restart its economic activity, in recent days there has been a rebound of new infections, with 1,219 on Tuesday and 1,411 on Wednesday, compared to figures below 1,000 the previous two days.
Meanwhile, one of the ways the United States seeks to revive its social life is with the new authorization from President Donald Trump to the churches to reopen their doors. “Right now,” he said, this weekend, and threatened to suspend the governors’ authority if they don’t allow it, which is not legally feasible because the decision rests with local and state entities.
At a press conference this Friday, the president announced the designation of churches, synagogues and mosques as “essential places”, which is why at the federal level they are considered crucial for the US in the context of the pandemic, a category in the that hospitals or food processors have also entered.
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“I urge governors to allow churches and places of worship to open, right now!” Trump said.
Meanwhile, New York State remains the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States with 367,165 confirmed cases and 29,718 deaths, a figure similar to that of Spain and only below the United Kingdom and Italy.
New York is followed by neighboring New Jersey with 154,236 confirmed cases and 10,985 deaths, the state of Illinois with 105,444 infections and 4,715 deaths, and Massachusetts, which has reported 90,889 positive for coronavirus and 6,228 deaths.
Other states with a large number of deaths are Michigan (5,158), Pennsylvania (5,014), California (3,613) and Connecticut, with 3,637.
More than 20 million people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, with Latinos being the most unemployed.
The provisional balance of deaths -96,540- is close to the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths; but it has already far exceeded the most optimistic calculations made by President Donald Trump “a posteriori” of between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths.
Since then, however, Trump has repeatedly raised his forecast to acknowledge in his latest calculation that the final figure is likely to be between 100,000 and 110,000 dead.
The University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME), whose White House often predicts models for the evolution of the pandemic, estimates that by early August the crisis will have left more than 143,000 deaths in United States.