Washington, Jun 10 (EFE) .- The United States reached 33,426,302 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 598,716 deaths from the covid-19 disease this Thursday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20.00 local time (00.00 GMT on Friday) was 14,841 more infections than on Wednesday. The death toll, however, is lower due to a decline of nearly half a thousand confirmed deaths in California.
California is the state hardest hit by the pandemic with 63,200 deaths, followed by New York (53,505), Texas (51,846), Florida (36,973), Pennsylvania (27,438), New Jersey (26,322) and Illinois (25,430).
Other states with a large number of deaths are Georgia (21,094), Michigan (20,712), Ohio (20,021), Massachusetts (17,929) or Arizona (17,742).
In terms of infections, California has 3,799,144, followed by Texas with 2,978,905, third is Florida with 2,332,867 and New York is fourth with 2,107,831.
The provisional death toll -598,716- far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected in the best of cases between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic.
US President Joe Biden has predicted that a total of more than 600,000 people in the country will die from the virus.
Regarding vaccines, some 172.4 million people (51.9% of the population) have received at least one dose, of which 141.5 million (42.6%) are already fully inoculated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). EFE
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