A new record for daily deaths from the coronavirus has been recorded in the past 24 hours in the United States, with some 4,500 deaths in a single day.
According to the Covid Tracking Project, which analyzes data daily in the country, faced with an outbreak of the epidemic a total of 131,000 people are currently hospitalized due to Covid-19,
Faced with this situation and the appearance of new variants of the virus causing concern, health authorities announced Tuesday that all travelers wishing to travel to the United States by plane should present, from January 26, a negative test to the Covid-19 in order to be authorized to travel.
The country, where restrictions on travel, mask wearing and open shops vary locally, is counting on the vaccination campaign, which began in mid-December, to overcome the health crisis.
Nearly 9.3 million people have received a first injection of one of the two vaccines authorized in the country, less than 3% of the population, but experts say that 75% of the population should be vaccinated. to achieve collective immunity.
As a reminder, since the start of the pandemic, the country has recorded no less than 22.8 million cases and more than 380,000 deaths.