The United States surpassed Spain on Wednesday as the second country in the world with the most deaths from COVID-19 with 14,817, only behind Italy, which has 17,669, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
The North American country reached 14,817 after adding almost 2,000 new deaths in the last 24 hours, while Spain recorded 14,792, 25 fewer.
More than half of the deceased - some 8,100- are concentrated in the New York area (New York states, New Jersey and Connecticut), the great epicenter of the coronavirus in the United States. In New York City alone, 4,571 people have died.
Michigan with 959 deceased, Louisiana with 652, California with 505, Illinois with 462, Massachusetts with 433 and Washington State with 431 group the majority of the deceased outside the New York area.
Regarding COVID-19 infections, the USA It continues as the country in the world with the most confirmed cases, reaching 432,132 on Wednesday after adding almost 32,000 in the last 24 hours.
They are almost triple that of Spain and Italy, second and third with 148,220 and 139,422, respectively.
Again, the New York area concentrates the majority of confirmed cases with more than 200,000, while Michigan exceeded 20,000 this Wednesday, California 18,000, Louisiana 17,000 and Massachusetts and Pennsylvania 16,000.
Of all those infected, only about 22,900 have been discharged to date, while some 9,300 are admitted to intensive care units.
Throughout the country, where some 328 million inhabitants live, more than 2.2 million coronavirus tests have already been carried out at a rate of more than 100,000 daily.
Close to 90% of that population lives in areas with confinement orders and the Donald Trump government has promoted measures to stop the virus from spreading until at least April 30.