Washington – The United States reached this Wednesday the number of 11,498,515 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 250,180 deaths from the COVID-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance is 1,751 more deaths than on Tuesday and 157,952 new infections.
Although New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it continues to be the hardest hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 34,187.RELATED
They are followed in number of deaths by Texas (20,147), California (18,406), Florida (17,731) and New Jersey (16,655).
Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (11,468), Massachusetts (10,407), Pennsylvania (9,463), Georgia (9,065) or Michigan (8,573).
In terms of infections, Texas has 1,078,875, followed by California with 1,059,336, third is Florida with 905,248, Illinois is fourth with 606,771 and New York fifth with 574,072.
The provisional death toll -250,180 – far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, 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, estimates that by the end of the year the United States will reach the 320,000 deceased and by March 1 at 440,000.