This balance at 20.00 local time (01.00 GMT on Monday) is 1,312 more deaths than on Saturday and 57,736 new infections. . / EPA / ETIENNE LAURENT / Archive
Washington, Feb 21 . .- The United States reached 28,129,860 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 498,880 deaths this Sunday, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20.00 local time (01.00 GMT on Monday) is 1,312 more deaths than on Saturday and 57,736 new infections.
The main US epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, described this Sunday as “terrible” and “really horrible” that the country is approaching 500,000 deaths from the pandemic.
California is now the worst hit state by the pandemic with 49,327 deaths, followed by New York (46,812), Texas (42,162), Florida (29,906), Pennsylvania (23,565), New Jersey (22,858) and Illinois (22,466).
Other states with a large number of deaths are Ohio (16,816), Georgia (16,744), Michigan (16,342, unchanged from the previous day), Massachusetts (15,826) and Arizona (15,505).
In terms of infections, California has 3,531,430, followed by Texas with 2,596,891, third is Florida with 1,868,772, New York is fourth with 1,591,672 and Illinois is fifth with 1,174,332.
The provisional death toll -498,880- 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.
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 people will die.
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 June 1 some will have died. 615,000 people.