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The United States recorded 1,561 new deaths from coronavirus and the total amounts to 93,406

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Photo: REUTERS / Brendan McDermid
Photo: REUTERS / Brendan McDermid

United States recorded Wednesday 1,561 new deaths from Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, which brought the total to 93,406, according to the latest count by Johns Hopkins University. The number of positive cases, meanwhile, was 23,604, which led the total figure to exceed 1.55 million.

The country continues to rank at the top of the grim daily list of broadcasts. However, Brazil, whose growth curve is on the rise - compared to that of the United States, which is facing a slow decline - it could exceed it in the next days. In fact, the South American country today registered almost 20,000 positive cases.

The United States has also suffered the highest number of deaths globally. And according to an average of predictive models released on Tuesday, approximately 22,000 more people will die from the disease in the next 25 days.

"The new forecast for cumulative deaths in the United States for June 13 is approximately 113,000, with a 10% probability of seeing less than 107,000 deaths and a 10% probability of seeing more than 121,000"The University of Massachusetts Forecast Center COVID-19 indicated on its website.

By June 20, with a greater margin of error, The gloomiest models indicate that the number would grow to 163,000 fatalities, nearly double the number from mid-May..

The projections come at a time when all the states of the country walk at different speeds towards the lack of confidence and the reopening of their ec onomies,

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although everyone has taken some step in this regard.

The last of them was Connecticut, which this Wednesday implemented the first relief of measures, since the order to stay in homes is no longer in force and allows the opening of shops and restaurants.

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While Washington DC still has a similar order in place until June 8, the US capital does not belong to any state. The governors advanced at different speeds. Some, like Georgia and Texas, opted for an abrupt reopening, while others such as New York, California and Pennsylvania allowed a lack of confinement only in the least affected areas and where there is already a clear decrease in the contagion curve.

A few hours before Connecticut reopens, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a detailed guide on business and industry reopening protocols, which states can choose to follow or not.

The headquarters of the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: REUTERS / Tami Chappell
The headquarters of the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: REUTERS / Tami Chappell

The document details the advice of the main experts of the governmental entity on how to safely reopen businesses and institutions amid the pandemic, with guidelines for communities on when to re-close facilities in the event of a local outbreak.

The new document, after the corrections of a draft that circulated at the beginning of May, adheres from the title to the White House guideline: "CDC Activities and Initiatives supporting the response to COVID-19 and the President's plan to reopen to United States". However, he maintains his caution line to prevent a hasty reopening from causing new infections..

For example, in the case of restaurants and bars, the CDC recommends that owners limit the interaction of those employees with the highest risk of illness and suggests that capacity is limited to allow social distancing. Once fully reopened, he points to the need for a clear policy on when workers should stay home in the event of illness, as well as hygiene standards that include the use of face masks.

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Among the tips, he mentions prioritizing the use of tables in open spaces, recommends the use of applications to alert customers waiting for a table to avoid queuing, and also aims to order in advance to reduce the time of wait. Lastly, he mentions the need to be prepared for a new temporary closure in case there is a contagion in the premises, or longer if there is a regrowth in the area.

Regarding mass transit, he indicated that routes must be "adjusted" between areas with different levels of infection, in coordination with health authorities for prevention strategies, and maintain distance between employees and passengers.

As for schools, the guide points to a risk assessment if a positive is detected, and "consider a brief" suspension of between 2 and 5 days to clean and disinfect the building, in coordination with the health authorities to track down It also asks for the protection and support of employees and students who are most at risk, with options for teleworking and access to classes by videoconference.

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