The United States reached 5,138,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 164,480 deaths on Tuesday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20:00 local time (00:00 GMT on Wednesday) is 53,029 more infections than on Monday and 1,110 new deaths.
Although New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it is still the hardest hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 32,787, more than in France or Spain.
In New York City alone, 23,592 people died.
New York is followed in number of deaths by neighboring New Jersey with 15,890, California with 10,528, Texas with 9,196 and Massachusetts with 8,751.
Other states with a high death toll include Florida with 8,553, Illinois with 7,866, Pennsylvania with 7,343 and Michigan with 6,533.
In terms of infections, California has 578,946, followed by Florida with 542,792, the third is Texas with 516,904 and New York is fourth with 422,003.
The number of provisional deaths -164,480- has already far exceeded the lower limit of the White House’s initial estimates, which at best projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic.
United States President Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final number would be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although he later predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that was also exceeded.
In turn, the University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME), whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are usually established by the White House, calculates this for the November 3 presidential elections. The United States will have surpassed 250,000 deaths and on December 1, 295,000. EFE
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