The United States is approaching 25 million infected by COVID-19

The United States reached 24,982,615 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 417,337 deaths from the COVID-19 disease this Saturday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

The balance at 8:00 p.m. local time is 3,519 more deaths than on Friday and 176,581 new infections.

The state of New York remains the worst hit in the country by the pandemic with 42,134 deaths, followed by California (36,763), Texas (34,720), Florida (25,164), New Jersey (20,934), Illinois (20,645) and Pennsylvania (20,454) ).

Other states with a large death toll are Michigan (15,181), Massachusetts (14,064), Georgia (13,246) or Arizona (12,170).

In terms of infections, California has 3,142,040, followed by Texas with 2,240,700; Florida is third with 1,639,914, New York is fourth with 1,323,312 and Illinois is fifth with 1,098,527.

The provisional death toll -417,337- 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 new president of the United States, Joe Biden, has predicted that in February there will be more than half a million deaths and that in total more than 600,000 will die.

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, estimates that more will have died by May 1. of 560,000.