The United States reached this Thursday the number of 9,600,324 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 234,876 deaths from the covid-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20.00 local time (01.00 GMT on Friday) is 1,226 more deaths than on Thursday and 123,085 new infections, breaking the record for cases for the second day in a row.
New cases of coronavirus have exploded 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.
Although New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it continues to be the hardest hit in terms of deaths in the United States 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).
In terms of infections, 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 limit of the White House’s initial estimates, which projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic in the best of cases.
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.