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The US would reach 320,000 deaths from coronavirus by the end of the year | The NY Journal

New York is the fourth most contagious state.

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WASHINGTON – The United States reported a record of 187,095 new infections, which this Friday reached the figure of 10,714,001 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 244,217 deaths from the disease of COVID-19, according to the independent count of the Johns Hopkins University.

This balance at 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT on Saturday) is 1,596 more deaths than Thursday and 187,095 new infections, a new record with almost 45,000 more cases than yesterday.

NY, the state with the most deaths

Despite the fact that New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it remains the hardest hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,993.

They are followed in number of deaths by Texas (19,785), California (18,172), Florida (17,445) and New Jersey (16,552).

Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (10,891), Massachusetts (10,265), Pennsylvania (9,210), Georgia (8,905) or Michigan (8,308).

Texas has more infections

In terms of infections, Texas has 1,042,154, followed by California with 1,010,461, third is Florida with 870,552, Illinois is fourth with 551,957 and New York is fourth with 545,762.

The provisional balance of deaths due to coronavirus -244,217 – far exceeds the lower bound of the White House’s initial estimates, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic.

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

For its part, the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) of the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, estimates that by the end of the year the United States will reach the 320,000 deceased and by March 1 at 440,000.

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