Washington – The United States surpassed the barrier of 190,000 deaths on Wednesday by registering 190,727 and reached the figure of 6,358,247 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 8:00 pm is 33,205 infections more than on Tuesday and 1,170 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 33,105, more than in all of France or Spain.RELATED
In New York City alone, 23,741 people have died from the disease, according to The New York Times tally.
New York is followed in number of deaths -according to the Johns Hopkins map- by neighboring New Jersey (16,131), Texas (14,011), California (13,978) and Florida (12,116).
Other states with large death toll include Massachusetts (9,146), Illinois (8,433), Pennsylvania (7,901) and Michigan (6,887).
In terms of infections, California leads the list with 747,716, followed by Texas with 677,609, while Florida is third with 652,148, and New York fourth with 474,206.
The provisional death toll – 190,727 – far exceeds the lower limit of the initial White House estimates, which projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic in the best of cases.
US 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.
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 of November 3 The United States will have exceeded 258,000 deaths and by December 31, 400,000.