(Washington) The United States officially passed the bar of 25 million cases of COVID-19 identified since the start of the pandemic on Sunday, a few days after the entry into office of Joe Biden who has made the fight against this disease his priority.
Johns Hopkins University, which is the reference, counted 25,003,695 people infected in the morning. More than 417,000 people have also died of COVID-19 in the country, according to the same source.
The United States is the most affected country in the world in absolute terms by the pandemic.
After the outbreak peaked on January 12, the weekly average of new cases is starting to decline, according to data from the COVID-19 Tracking Project. The death toll follows the same trajectory.
The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the largest federal public health agency in the United States, now expect between 465,000 and 508,000 Americans to have died from COVID-19 in here February 13.
In this context, Joe Biden has made the fight against the pandemic the most urgent priority of his mandate.
His administration unveiled on Thursday a detailed roadmap to fight COVID-19 by increasing vaccinations and screenings.
She also wants to ask Congress for $ 1.9 trillion, which includes $ 20 billion for vaccines and $ 50 billion for testing.
The Democrat has pledged 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to be injected in the first 100 days of his term.
The country also clings to the hope of the authorization of new vaccines in the coming weeks, including that of Johnson & Johnson, which requires only one dose.