Washington – The United States reached 26,998,218 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 463,339 deaths from the COVID-19 disease this Sunday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
The balance at 8:00 pm is 1,447 more deaths than Saturday and 95,764 new infections.
The state of New York remains the worst hit in the country by the pandemic with 44,839 deaths, followed by California (44,053), Texas (39,322), Florida (27,696), Pennsylvania (22,416), New Jersey (21,989) and Illinois (21,738). ).RELATED
Other states with high death toll include Michigan (15,854), Georgia (15,092), Massachusetts (14,999), and Arizona (14,048).
In terms of infections, California has 3,412,776, followed by Texas with 2,492,671, third is Florida with 1,777,983, New York is fourth with 1,480,224 and Illinois is fifth with 1,146,346.
The provisional death toll – 463,339 – far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House during the term of Donald Trump, which projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic in the best of cases.
The new president of the United States, Joe Biden, has predicted that in February there will be more than half a million deaths and that in total more than 600,000 will die.
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 June 1, some will have died. 630,000 people.