The United States reached the figure of 10,526,906 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 242,621 deaths from the COVID-19 disease, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University, after adding 1,764 more deaths than the day previous and 142,363 new infections.
Although New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, if it continues as the worst hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,848, according to the last balance of 20.00 local time (01.00 GMT on Friday).
The most affected states
They follow in number deceased Texas (19,474), California (18,129), Florida (17,372) and New Jersey (16,495). Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (10,846), Massachusetts (10,242), Pennsylvania (9,182), Georgia (8,881) or Michigan (8,185).
As for contagions, Texas It has 1,023,966, followed by California with 1,003,110, third is Florida with 863,619 and New York is fourth with 545,762.
The provisional death toll -242,621- 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.