The United States has recorded more than 60,000 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with 63,742 infections (August maximum) according to estimates by Johns Hopkins University, in a day also marked by the more than 200 deaths in a single day the state of Florida, one of the hardest hit in the country, the global epicenter of the pandemic.
The daily deaths were 1,323, over a thousand deaths per day for the fifth consecutive day. California is the first state by number of infections with 613,101 cases. The country registered a total of 5.3 million cases and nearly 170,000 deaths.
Florida has registered 204 deaths, up to 9,345 cases across the state, the Department of Health reported this Saturday with 569,637 infections.
In the meantime, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the introduction of a rapid coronavirus test, which processes a saliva sample without the need for the usual PCR tests.
The test, developed by the Yale University School of Public Health, represents “an unprecedented advance in effectiveness,” said FDA chief Stephen Hahn.