The United States This Wednesday they reached the figure of 8,848,875 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 227,604 deaths from the COVID-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20.00 local time (00.00 GMT on Thursday) is 75,468 infections more than on Tuesday and 1.000 new deaths.
States with the most deaths
Despite the fact that New York is no longer the state with the highest number of contagions, it does continue as the worst hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,435. In New York City alone, 23,980 people have died.
A New York It is followed in number of deaths by Texas (18,158), California (17,511), Florida (16,571) and New Jersey (16,324). Other states with a large death toll are Massachusetts (9,924), Illinois (9,889), Pennsylvania (8,707), Georgia (7,867) or Michigan (7,606).
Projections of contagions
As for contagions, California It has 917,577, followed by Texas with 911,306, third is Florida with 790,426 and New York is fourth with 500,677.
The provisional death toll -227,604- far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which in the best of cases projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic.
The American 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.