USA exceeds 122,500 deaths and 2.41 million coronavirus infections

The United States reached this Thursday the figure of 2,416,727 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 122,550 deaths, according to an independent count by Johns Hopkins University.

This balance at 20:00 local time (00:00 GMT on Friday) is 38,079 more infections than on Wednesday and 618 new deaths.

The average of new daily cases in the USA It has risen above 30,000 in the last week due to the rebound in states such as California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, which number among the four nearly half of infections in the entire country.

New York, however, remains the state hardest hit in the United States by the pandemic with 390,415 confirmed cases and 31,301 deaths, a figure just below Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy.

In New York City alone, 22,384 people have died.

New York is followed by neighboring New Jersey with 13,092 deaths, Massachusetts with 7,962 and Illinois with 6,810 deaths.

Other states with a large number of deaths are Pennsylvania with 6,557, Michigan with 6,133, California with 5,751 or Connecticut with 4,298.

In terms of infections, California is the second state only behind New York with 197,589.

The provisional balance of deaths -122,550 - has already exceeded the lowest level of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic.

US President Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would rather be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although in his latest calculations he already predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been exceeded.

For its part, the Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) of the University of Washington, in whose models of prediction of the evolution of the pandemic the White House often sets, calculates that the United States will arrive in October with about 180,000 dead.


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