In the USA are now more than 150,000 people after infection with the corona virus died. That came out on Wednesday (local time) from data from the University of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. So far, there have been around 4.4 million confirmed infections with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen in the USA.

The number of victims in the United States, a country with around 330 million inhabitants, is the highest in absolute numbers worldwide to date. Brazil currently ranks second with almost 90,000 deaths. Relative to the number of inhabitants, however, the number of victims in Belgium, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and Sweden is higher than in the United States.

The corona pandemic in the United States has intensified significantly since mid-June. Most recently, around 60,000 confirmed new infections were reported every day. The states of Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are currently particularly affected.