October 19, 2021

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The United States reached 567,210 deaths from COVID-19

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The United States reached 31,668,343 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 567,210 deaths from the COVID-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

The latest balance is 335 more deaths than on Saturday and 42,470 new infections, although the count slows down on weekends.

California is the state hardest hit by the pandemic with 61,038 deaths, followed by New York (51,579), Texas (49,595), Florida (34,439), Pennsylvania (25,665), New Jersey (25,143) and Illinois (23,955). Other states with large death toll include Georgia (19,758), Ohio (18,991), Michigan (17,934), Massachusetts (17,462), and Arizona (17,153).

In terms of infections, California has 3,717,911, followed by Texas with 2,850,575, third is Florida with 2,168,901, New York is fourth with 1,998,912 and Illinois is fifth with 1,302,134.

The provisional death toll far exceeds the lower limit of the White House’s initial estimates, which at best projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic.

Joe Biden, president of the United States, has predicted that in total more than 600,000 people in the country will die from the virus.

For its part, the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME, in English) of the University of Washington, whose models for predicting the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, estimates that by July 1 some 610,000 people will have died.

Regarding vaccines, some 131.2 million people (39.5% of the population) have received at least one dose, of which 84.2 million (25.4%) are already fully immunized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

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