The United States recorded 2,239 COVID-19-related deaths in 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Johns Hopkins University benchmark count.
More than 200,146 new cases of coronavirus contamination have been identified at the same time in the country, the most affected in the world by the pandemic in absolute value.
The 2,000 daily death mark was regularly crossed in the spring, at the height of the health crisis in the United States, and had not been for months.
The epidemic is currently in an “exponential” phase across the country, the American Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) warned Thursday, asking Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holidays at the end of. next week.
Between closing schools in New York and curfews in California, many states and major cities have imposed new restrictions to stem the spread of the virus.
But President-elect Joe Biden has ruled out the possibility of imposing national lockdown once installed in the White House on January 20.
“This would be counterproductive,” he said, stressing that the situations could differ according to the regions of this vast country.
A total of 252,419 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in the United States since the start of the pandemic, out of almost 11.7 million recorded cases.