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The US is approaching 15 million infected with coronavirus

The United States reached this Sunday the figure of 14,748,838 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 282,231 deaths from the covid-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

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This balance at 20.00 local time (01.00 GMT on Monday) is 1,110 more deaths than on Saturday and 181,309 new infections.

The figures represent a drop compared to the previous days, in which the country reached three consecutive records of daily infections.

On Saturday, 229,859 new infections were recorded, while a day before, 225,594 new positive cases were added to the statistics of the pandemic in the United States.

New York State remains the worst hit in the country with 34,958 deaths, followed by Texas (23,135), California (19,921), Florida (19,177) and New Jersey (17,321).

Other states with a large death toll are Illinois (14,116), Pennsylvania (11,255), Massachusetts (11,044), Michigan (10,321, unchanged from the previous day) or Georgia (9,806).

Regarding infections, California remains in the first place with 1,364,561 cases, followed by Texas with 1,321,179, third is Florida with 1,058,074, Illinois is fourth with 787,573 and

New York ranks fifth, with 705,827.

The provisional death toll -282,231- far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which in the best of cases projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic.

President Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would be more between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although later he 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.

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