A student's temperature is taken at a school in the United States. (Mark Lennihan)
Washington – The United States reached this Tuesday the number of 7,495,165 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 210,774 deaths from the COVID-19 disease, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
The balance is 41,583 infections more than on Monday and 657 new deaths.
Despite the fact that New York is no longer the state with the highest number of infections, it is still the most affected in terms of deaths in the United States, with 33,219, more than in Peru, France or Spain. In New York City alone, 23,866 people have died.
New York is followed in number of deaths by Texas (16,510), California (16,203), New Jersey (16,147) and Florida (14,767).
Other states with a large death toll are Massachusetts (9,538), Illinois (9,085), Pennsylvania (8,223), Georgia (7,229) or Michigan (7,161).
In terms of infections, California has 837,083, followed by Texas with 798,386, third is Florida with 720,125 and New York fourth with 466,908.
The provisional death toll – 210,774 – far exceeds the lower limit of the initial White House estimates, which projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic in the best of cases.
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 later he predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been exceeded.
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 for the presidential elections on November 3 The United States will reach 240,000 deaths and by December 31 at 370,000.