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The United States exceeds 12 million cases of COVID-19

In the United States they reported 155 thousand 377 new infections and 1,291 deaths from COVID-19 compared to Friday

United States reached this Saturday the 12 million 51 thousand 253 cases confirmed from SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the 255 thousand 588 dead by the disease, according to the independent count of the Johns Hopkins University.

This balance just before 20:00 local time supposes 155 thousand 377 new infections and one thousand 291 additional deaths compared to Friday.

The barrier of 12 million cases was exceeded just six days after the United States reached 11 million infections, and only twelve days after it reached 10 million, in a sign of the strong rebound in infections that the country lives.

On Thursday, the United States set an absolute record for new infections, with 200,146 more cases than on Wednesday and also the highest number of deaths in 24 hours – 2,239 – since the beginning of May, in the midst of the explosion of the pandemic.

Although New York It is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it is still the most affected in terms of deaths in the United States, with 34,287.

They follow him in death toll Texas (20 thousand 751), California (18 thousand 666), Florida (17,930) and New Jersey (16 thousand 746).

Other states with a large death toll include Illinois (11,951), Massachusetts (10 thousand 488), Pennsylvania (nine thousand 775), Georgia (nine thousand 179) or Michigan (eight thousand 775).

In terms of infections, Texas adds 1,117 thousand 583, followed by California with one million 99 thousand 523, third is Florida with 931 thousand 827, Illinois is fourth with 646 thousand 286 and New York fifth with 584 thousand 850.

The provisional death toll -255 thousand 588- exceeds the lowest level 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.

The American President, Donald trump, lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would be between 50,000 and 60,000 extinct, although later he predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been exceeded.

For his part, Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) 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 the United States will reach 320,000 deaths and by March 1, 440,000 .

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