Washington.- United States reported a record of 187 thousand 95 new infections by coronavirus, which reached this Friday the figure of 10 million 714 thousand 1 confirmed cases, in addition to 244 thousand 217 deaths from the disease of the Covid-19, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20:00 local time is 1,596 more deaths than on Thursday and 187,995 new infections, a new record with almost 45,000 more cases than yesterday.
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 United States with 33 thousand 993.
It is followed in the number of deaths by Texas (19 thousand 785), California (18 thousand 172), Florida (17 thousand 445) and New Jersey (16 thousand 552).
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Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (10,891), Massachusetts (10,265), Pennsylvania (9,210), Georgia (8,905) or Michigan (8,308).
In terms of infections, Texas adds one million 42 thousand 154, followed by California with one million 10 thousand 461, third is Florida with 870 thousand 552, Illinois is fourth with 551 thousand 957 and New York, with 545 thousand 762.
The provisional death toll, 244,217, 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 due to the pandemic.
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The American 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 of Health Metrics and Evaluations (WONDER) from 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 United States it will reach 320 thousand deceased and by March 1 at 440 thousand.