The United States reached this Friday the number of 8,040,922 confirmed cases and that of 218,455 deaths from the coronavirus, according to the independent count of the Johns Hopkins University.
This balance is 66,420 infections more than Thursday and 710 new deaths. Although New York It is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it is still the most affected in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,337, a figure similar to Peru, Spain or France. In New York City alone, 23,915 people have died.
TO New York It is followed in number of deaths by Texas (17,371), California (16,856), New Jersey (16,202) and Florida (15,830). Other states with large numbers of deaths are Massachusetts (9,702), Illinois (9,425), Pennsylvania (8,434), Georgia (7,556), and Michigan (7,317).
In terms of infections, California has 869,825, followed by Texas with 842,868, third is Florida with 748,437 and New York is fourth with 481,107.
The provisional death toll -218,455 – far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected in the best of cases 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 be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although later he predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been exceeded.
For his part, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) of the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, estimates that for the presidential elections on November 3, the United States will reach 230,000 deaths and by December 31, 320,000.