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New York State remains the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, with 359,926 confirmed cases and 29,331 deaths.

United States this Saturday reached the figures of one million 618 thousand 948 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 and 96 thousand 983 dead with the disease, according to the independent count of the Johns Hopkins University.

This balance, at 8:00 p.m. local, is 18,467 more infections than on Friday and 1,303 new deaths.

New York State remains the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, with 359,926 confirmed cases and 29,331 deaths, a figure similar to that of Spain and only below the United Kingdom and Italy.

21,138 people have died in New York City, according to records from the American university.

New York State is followed by neighboring New Jersey, with 153,140 confirmed cases and 11,882 deaths; Illinois, with 107,796 infections and 4,790 deaths, and Massachusetts, which accounts for 91,662 coronavirus positives and 6,304 deaths.

Other states with a large number of deaths are Michigan with 5,224, Pennsylvania with 5,100, California with 3,670, or Connecticut with 3,675.

The provisional balance of deceased -96 thousand 983- approximates to the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths; but it has already far exceeded the most optimistic calculations made “a posteriori” by the American president, Donald trump, of between 50 thousand and 60 thousand deceased.

The Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) of the University of Washington, in whose prediction models of the evolution of the pandemic the White House often sets, calculates that by the beginning of August the crisis will have left more than 143 thousand deaths in the United States.

During this long weekend in the USA For the celebration of Memorial Day, several states will open the beaches to the public, as part of the measures to move toward reopening after the confinement ordered by the authorities to contain the spread of the pandemic.

With information from EFE