The United States, the country most affected in the world by pandemic, reached this Saturday 23 724 585 cases of COVID-19 and 395,385 deaths, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
These figures, which correspond to 20:00 local time on Saturday (01:00 GMT on Sunday), assume 220 998 infections more than the previous day and 3 761 additional deaths.
The number of new daily deaths is one of the highest in recent days, although it does not exceed the record of 4 085 deaths registered in a single day, on January 7, according to Johns Hopkins.
The state of NY continues as the worst hit in the country by the pandemic with 40,806 deaths, followed by California, which is now second in the statistics with 33,077, Texas (32,428), Florida (24,004) and New Jersey (20,320).
Other states with large numbers of deaths are Illinois (20 020), Pennsylvania (19 143), Michigan (14 669), Massachusetts (13 583) and Georgia (12 291).
As for contagions, California adds 2 938 931 positives, follows Texas with 2 107 013, third is Florida with 1 560 186, NY in fourth place with 1 228 867 and Illinios is fifth, with 1 064 667 cases.
He provisional balance of deceased (395 385) far exceeds the lower bound of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from pandemic.
He outgoing US President Donald Trump, lowered these 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 his part, Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) at the University of Washington, in whose prediction models of the evolution of the pandemic The White House often looks at it, calculating that when Trump leaves power on Wednesday, 20, more than 405,000 people will have died and by April 1, more than 555,000.