March 7, 2021

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The United States brushes the 120,000 dead with COVID-19

Washington – The United States reached the figures of 2,278,373 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 119,959 deaths with the disease this Sunday, according to an independent count by Johns Hopkins University. [19659004] This balance, at 8:00 pm It is 27,000 more infections than on Saturday and 304 new deaths.

After two consecutive days with more than 30,000 new cases daily, the figure decreased slightly on Sunday.

The spike in infections in states like California (with 4,515 more) Florida (4,049 more), Texas (4,430 more) or Arizona (3,109 more) has re-triggered the global calculation.

And the focus of the pandemic in the United States has now shifted from the battered East Coast to the states of the Belt of the Sun, like California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, that add between the four almost half of new cases in the whole country.

New York, where the epidemic seems already controlled, remains the worst-hit state in the US due to the pandemic, with almost 400,000 confirmed cases and 31,083 deaths, a figure just below that of Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy.

More than 22,000 people have died in New York City alone.

The provisional balance of deaths -119,959- has already exceeded the lowest level of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic.

The US president, Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would rather be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although in his latest calculations he already predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been exceeded.

In addition, the Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) of the University of Washington, in whose models of prediction of the evolution of the pandemic the White House often sets, calculates that the United States will reach the month of October. with over 200,000 deaths.

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