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These figures, which correspond to 8:00 p.m. local time on Sunday (01:00 GMT on Monday), represent 198,477 more infections than the previous day and 2,109 additional deaths.
Washington, Jan 17 2021 – The United States, the country most affected by the pandemic in the world, reached 23,923,062 cases of covid-19 and 397,494 deaths this Sunday, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
Those figures, which correspond to 8:00 p.m. local time on Sunday (01:00 GMT on Monday), represent 198,477 more infections than the previous day and 2,109 additional deaths.
The country is expected to exceed the 400,000 death barrier from the coronavirus disease between Monday and Tuesday.
New York state remains the worst hit in the country by the pandemic with 40,993 deaths, followed by California, which is now second in the statistics with 33,551, Texas (32,596), Florida (24,137) and New Jersey (20,414).
Other states with large numbers of deaths are Illinois (20,050), Pennsylvania (19,255), Michigan (14,669), Massachusetts (13,652) and Georgia (12,296).
In terms of infections, California has 2,986,428 positives, followed by Texas with 2,125,964, third is Florida with 1,571,279, New York is fourth with 1,242,561 and Illinois fifth, with 1,068,829 cases.
The provisional death toll – 397,494 – 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.
The outgoing 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 far exceeded .
For its part, the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) at the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, calculates that when Trump leaves power next Wednesday, January 20, more than 405,000 people will have died and by April 1, more than 555,000.
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