Washington – The United States reached 2,159,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 117,663 deaths on Wednesday, according to an independent count by Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 8:00 p.m. It is 24,473 more infections than Tuesday and 809 new deaths.
New York State remains the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States with 385,142 confirmed cases and 30,939 deaths, a figure just below Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy.RELATED
In New York City alone, 22,171 people have died.
New York is followed by neighboring New Jersey with 167,703 confirmed cases and 12,835 deaths, Massachusetts with 106,151 infections and 7,733 deaths, and Illinois, which has reported 134,185 coronavirus positives and 6,485 deaths.
Other states with a large number of deaths are Pennsylvania with 6,319, Michigan with 6,036, California with 5,224 or Connecticut with 4,219.
The focus of the pandemic in the United States has now shifted from the battered East Coast to Sunbelt states, such as California, Florida, Texas, and Arizona, which account for nearly four new cases across the country.
The provisional balance of deaths – 117,663 – has already exceeded the lowest level of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic.
President Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would rather be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although in his latest calculations he already predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been left behind.
For its part, the Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) of the University of Washington, in whose models of prediction of the evolution of the pandemic the White House often sets, calculates that the United States will reach the month of October having exceeded 200,000 dead.