US Coronavirus Death Toll Records 184,500 Deaths And 6 Million Cases

US Coronavirus Death Toll Records 184,500 Deaths And 6 Million Cases

The United States reached 6,070,050 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 184,589 deaths on Tuesday, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.

This balance at 8:00 p.m. local time (00:00 GMT on Wednesday) is 42,939 more infections than on Monday and 1,090 new deaths, that is, more than double the number of deaths than in the previous 24 hours, when there were 465.

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 32,966, more than in France or Spain.

In New York City alone, 23,703 people have died, according to The New York Times tally.

New York is followed in the number of deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins map, neighboring New Jersey with 15,950, California (13,110), Texas (12,904) and Florida (11,374).

Other states with a large death toll include Massachusetts with 9,064, Illinois (8,272), Pennsylvania (7,677) and Michigan (6,767).

In terms of infections, California leads the list with 715,104, followed by Texas with 637,368, while Florida is third with 631,040, and New York is fourth with 435,510.

The provisional death toll -184,589- far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected in the best of cases between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to 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 255,000 deaths and by December 1, 310,000.

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