Florida (USA) has registered this Saturday a new record of infected by COVID-19 in a single day with 9,585 cases, more than 500 compared to yesterday when the authorities have already alerted of the most worrying figures since the pandemic reached the region last March.RELATED
According to the state Department of Health, since March 1 there have been 132,545 confirmed cases and 3,390 deaths from COVID-19 in the state, which is experiencing a rebound in the disease since it entered the second phase of the economic reopening this month, with more than 33,000 new cases in the last week.
The data is no better in the rest of the US. This Friday it broke a new record by registering 45,330 cases in a single day, bringing confirmed cases in the country most hit by the pandemic to 2,483,516, according to an independent count by Johns Hopkins University at the time. to publish this news.
Florida, Texas, California and Arizona account for nearly half of new infections among the four. New York, however, remains the state hardest hit by the coronavirus in the United States with 391,220 confirmed cases and 31,342 deaths, a figure just below Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy. In New York City alone, 22,421 people have died.
New York is followed by neighboring New Jersey with 14,914 dead, Massachusetts with 8,012 and Illinois with 6,847 dead. Other states with a large number of deaths are Pennsylvania with 6,579, Michigan with 6,134, California with 5,816 or Connecticut with 4,307.
The provisional balance of deceased -124,978- 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 due to 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 exceeded.