January 17, 2021 8:00 AM | With information from .
15 minutes. The United States (USA), the country most affected by the pandemic in the world, reached 23,724,585 cases of COVID-19 and 395,385 deaths this Saturday, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
These figures, which correspond to 20:00 local time on Saturday (01:00 GMT on Sunday), represent 220,998 infections more than the previous day and 3,761 additional deaths.
The number of new daily deaths is one of the highest in recent days. However, it does not exceed the record of 4,085 deaths registered in a single day, on January 7.
The state of New York remains the worst hit in the country by the pandemic, with 40,806 deaths. They are followed by California, which is now second in the statistics, with 33,077; Texas (32,428), Florida (24,004) and New Jersey (20,320).
Other states with large numbers of deaths are Illinois (20,020), Pennsylvania (19,143), Michigan (14,669), Massachusetts (13,583) and Georgia (12,291).
In terms of COVID-19 cases in the US, California adds 2,938,931 positives. Then are Texas with 2,107,013, third is Florida with 1,560,186, New York in fourth with 1,228,867 and Illinios is fifth, with 1,064,667 cases.
The provisional balance of deceased -395,385- far exceeds the lower limit of the initial White House estimates. This projected, in the best of scenarios, between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic.
The outgoing US president, Donald Trump, lowered these estimates and was confident that the final figure would be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths. Then he predicted up to 110,000 dead, a number that has also been far 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 this Wednesday 20 More than 405,000 people will have died in January. For April 1, estimate more than 555,000.