Washington, United States:
More than 3,900 people died of Covid-19 in the United States on Wednesday, according to a census published by Johns Hopkins University, a new daily record for deaths from the virus.
The Baltimore-based university said that in the United States, the hardest-hit country in the world, 3,927 people had died from the coronavirus within 24 hours before 8:30 p.m. (Thursday, 1:30 p.m. GMT) while 189,671 new cases were recorded.
This means that there have been a total of 19,715,899 infections and 341,845 deaths in the United States since the start of the pandemic.
The country’s leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that the worst pandemic is likely to be ahead. The death toll rose alarmingly rapidly during the winter months and after large holiday gatherings.
The country has launched a mass vaccination campaign and 2.8 million people have already received shocks, but that is way below the 20 million vaccinations President Donald Trump’s administration promised by the end of the year.
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