The US set a new record with 123,085 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours since the start of the pandemic
The United States on Thursday reached 9,600,324 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 234,876 deaths from covid-19 disease, according to Johns Hopkins University’s independent count.
By 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT on Friday), USA recorded 1,226 more deaths than on Thursday and 123,085 new infections, breaking the record of cases for the second consecutive day.
New cases of coronavirus have exploded in recent days in the country and the 123,085 in the last 24 hours are a new record since the start of the pandemic.
In New York City alone, 24,047 people have died
Despite the fact that New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it remains the worst hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 33,657. In New York City alone, 24,047 people have died.
New York is followed in the number of deaths by Texas (18,904), California (17,833), Florida (16,961) and New Jersey (16,403).
Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (10,313), Massachusetts (10,085), Pennsylvania (8,923), Georgia (8,126) or Michigan (7,833).
In terms of infections, Texas has 969,178, followed by California with 954,241, third is Florida with 827,380 and New York is fourth with 518,812.
The provisional death toll 234,876 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.
The US president, Donald Trump, lowered the estimates and expressed confidence that the final figure would rather be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, but then predicted up to 110,000 dead, a number that has also been overcome.
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 325,000 deceased and by February 1 at 400,000.