The U.S reached 6,299,169 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 189,168 deaths, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20.00 local time (00.00 GMT on Tuesday) is 24,781 infections more than on Sunday and 259 new deaths, and brings the country closer to the figure of 190,000 deaths from the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Although New York is no longer the state with the highest number of contagionsYes, it continues as the worst hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,002 deaths, more than in all of France or Spain.
Just in the city of New York 23,736 people have died from the disease, according to The New York Times tally.
New York is followed by the number of deaths – according to the map of Johns Hopkins– neighboring New Jersey (15,991), California (13,758), Texas (13,674) and Florida (11,871). Other states with large death toll are Massachusetts (9,133), Illinois (8,398), Pennsylvania (7,771), and Michigan (6,810).
As for contagions, California tops the list with 741,071, followed by Texas with 658,900, while third is Florida with 648,269, and New York fourth with 440,021.
The provisional death toll -189,168- 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 these 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.