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The United States reached this Thursday the figure of 9,600,324 cases confirmed coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and that of 234,876 deceased for COVID-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

The balance at 1.00 GMT on Friday was 1,226 deaths more than Thursday and 123,085 new infections, breaking the record for cases for the second day in a row.

New cases of coronavirus have exploited in recent days in the country and the 123,085 in the last 24 hours are a new record since the start of the pandemic.

Despite the fact that New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it is still the most affected in terms of deaths, with 33,657. In New York City alone, 24,047 people have died.

New York is followed by Texas (18,904), California (17,833), Florida (16,961) and New Jersey (16,403). Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (10,313), Massachusetts (10,085), Pennsylvania (8,923), Georgia (8,126) or Michigan (7,833).

As to contagions, Texas has 969,178, followed by California with 954,241, third is Florida with 827,380 and New York is fourth with 518,812.

The provisional balance of deceased -234,876- far exceeds the lower bound of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from 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 its part, the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) of the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, estimates that by the end of the year the United States will reach the 325,000 deceased and for February 1 at 400,000.

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