December 6, 2020 9:15 AM | With information from EFE
15 minutes. The United States (USA) registered 229,859 new infections of the coronavirus this Saturday and broke the record of infections on Friday (225,594), amid a new rebound in the pandemic in the country, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Also, this Saturday 2,527 new deaths were registered with respect to Friday.
The total balance of the US, at 01:00 GMT on Sunday, is 14,567,529 cases of infections and 281,121 deaths. With these figures, the country continues to lead the global statistics of the pandemic.
New York remains the hardest hit state with 34,900 dead, followed by Texas (23,055), California (19,862), Florida (19,084) and New Jersey (17,306).
Other states with large death toll include Illinois (14,016), Pennsylvania (11,191), Massachusetts (10,953), Michigan (10,321), and Georgia (9,793).
In terms of infections, California returns to the first position with 1,333,957 cases. This is followed by Texas with 1,310,612, third is Florida with 1,049,638, Illinois is fourth with 779,975 and New York is fifth with 696,125.
The provisional death toll -281,121- far exceeds the lowest level of the initial estimates of the White House, that projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths because of the pandemic.
The president, Donald Trump, lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would rather be between 50,000 and 60,000 deceased. However, he later predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that was also 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, calculates that when Trump leaves power next 20 By January 400,000 people will have died and by April 1 540,000.