The United States approaches 8 million cases of Covid-19

And the country registers more than 50,000 new daily cases in the last days.

WASHINGTON – The United States reached the number of 7,909,035 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 216,639 deaths from the COVID-19 disease on Wednesday , according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

This balance on Thursday) is 52,160 infections more than on Tuesday and 794 new deaths.

Despite the fact that New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it is still the worst hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,316, a figure similar to those of Peru, Spain or France. In New York City alone, 23,905 people have died.

New York is followed in number of deaths:

  • Texas -17,089
  • California – 16,721
  • New Jersey – 16,191
  • Florida – 5,595

Other states with a large death toll are Massachusetts (9,647), Illinois (9,321), Pennsylvania (8,391), Georgia (7, .470) or Michigan (7,268).

In terms of infections, California has 863,553, followed by Texas with 829,603, third is Florida with 741,632 and New York fourth with 477,940.

The provisional balance of 216,639 deaths 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 from the pandemic.

President Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although he later predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been exceeded.

For its part, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) of the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, calculates that for the presidential elections on November 3 The United States will reach 230,000 deaths and by December 31 at 320,000.

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