The United States added 38,576 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing its global statistics to 2,544,169 cases of the disease, which has claimed 125,768 lives in the country, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

The balance at 00.00 GMT on Monday showed a slight daily decrease in positive cases, which closed the previous day with a total of 2,505,593 sick. During the day, 288 new deaths were recorded compared to 502 on Saturday, according to the calculation.

On Friday, the United States broke its daily record of coronavirus infections, with 45,330 new cases, a fact that has been attributed to the resurgence of the disease in southern and western states, such as Florida, Texas, California and Arizona.

New York, however, remains the state most heavily impacted by the coronavirus in the United States with 392,539 confirmed cases and 31,397 deaths, a figure only below Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy. In New York City alone, 22,470 people have died.

New York is followed by neighbouring New Jersey with 14,975 deaths, Massachusetts with 8,059 and Illinois with 6,888. Other states with large numbers of deaths include Pennsylvania with 6,606, Michigan with 6,157, California with 5,907, Connecticut with 4,316, and Florida with 3,419.

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