The United States reached this Friday the figure of 7,027,910 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 203,571 deaths, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University. This balance at 20:00 local time (00:00 GMT on Saturday) is 53,469 more infections than on Thursday and 843 new deaths.
Even though New York is no longer the state with a greater number of infections, Yes, it continues as the worst hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,102, more than in Peru, France or Spain. In New York City alone, 23,789 people have died.
States with more deaths
A New York It is followed in number of deaths by neighboring New Jersey (16,097), Texas (15,588), California (15,481) and Florida (13,915).
Other states with a large death toll include Massachusetts (9.373), Illinois (8.807), Pensilvania (8.065), Michigan (7.027) o Georgia (6.866).
As for contagions, California It has 801,827, followed by Texas with 750,419, third is Florida with 695,887 and New York is fourth with 453,755.
He provisional balance of deceased -203,571 – far exceeds the lower limit of the White House’s initial estimates, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from 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.