The United States reached 28 million 129 thousand 860 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 498 thousand 880 deaths this Sunday, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
This balance is 1,312 more deaths than on Saturday and 57,736 new infections.
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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 state hardest hit 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 thousand 858) and Illinois (22 thousand 466).
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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 ).
Regarding infections, California adds 3 million 531 thousand 430, followed by Texas with 2 million 596 thousand 891, third is Florida with one million 868 thousand 772, New York is fourth with one million 591 thousand 672 and Illinois is fifth with a million 174 thousand 332.
The provisional death toll -498,880- 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 due to the pandemic. With information from EFE
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