The United States witnessed a Covid-19 death almost every minute, Wednesday, with the number of deaths nationwide exceeding 150,000, the highest in the world.
Corona virus deaths in the United States are rising at the fastest pace in two months, and have increased by nearly 10,000 over the past 11 days.
Nationally, Covid-19 deaths have increased over 3 consecutive weeks, while the number of new cases has fallen week by week in recent times for the first time since June.
This month, in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas, the rise of cases has overcrowded hospitals.
The increase forced states to retreat from reopening their economies, which were shackled by public isolation measures in March and April to limit the spread of the virus.
The state of Texas tops 4,300 deaths so far this month, followed by Florida, which has 2,900 and California, the most populous state, with 2,700.
In Texas the number includes hundreds of deaths, which have yet to be reported, as the state changed the way it counted Covid-19 deaths.
While deaths have increased rapidly in July in these three states, New York and New Jersey remain in the forefront of population deaths, according to a Reuters count.
Of the twenty countries that have recorded the largest number of cases of the disease, the United States ranks sixth in the number of deaths in relation to the population, with 45 deaths out of every 100,000 people, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Peru and Chile.