Washington – The United States is already close to 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, with 199,474 deaths, and 6,794,724 cases detected in the country, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 8:00 pm is 30,526 more infections than Saturday and 219 new deaths; less than the average for the rest of the days of the week, although the count slows down on Saturdays and Sundays.
Despite the fact that New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it is still the most affected in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,087, more than in all of Peru, France or Spain.
New York is followed by the number of deaths – according to the Johns Hopkins map – neighboring New Jersey (16,067), Texas (15,088), California (15,016) and Florida (13,296).
Other states with large death toll include Massachusetts (9,310), Illinois (8,686), Pennsylvania (7,960), and Michigan (6,969).
In terms of infections, California leads the list with 785,824, followed by Texas with 709,639, while Florida is third with 683,754, and New York fourth with 449,900.
The provisional death toll -199,474- far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which in the best of cases projected 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 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.