The US exceeds 18 million infections by covid-19.The country also exceeds 319,000 deaths derived from the virus
The United States , the country in the world most affected by the pandemic, surpassed the 18 million detected cases of covid-19 this Monday , with more than 319,000 deaths, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
At 18.57 local time (23.57) GMT time), the United States registered a total of 18,006,061 infections and 319,190 deaths from the coronavirus.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the US is followed in number of cases in the world by India, with 10,055,560; Brazil, (7,263,619); Russia (2,850,042); France (2,535,716); the United Kingdom (2,079,678); Turkey (2,043,704); Italy (1,964,054); Spain (1,819,249); and Argentina, with 1,547,138.
Regarding the deceased, behind the US are Brazil in second with 187,291; India in third position with 145,810; Mexico, with 118,202; Italy (69,214); the United Kingdom (67,718); France (61,019); Iran (53,816); Russia (50,723); Spain (49,260); and Argentina, with 41,997.
Within the US, the states with the most infections are: California (1,907,483), Texas (1,602,988) and Florida (1,212,581). Those with the highest number of deaths are New York (36,568), Texas (25,928) and California (22,738).
This Monday the US authorities began to administer the second vaccine that has obtained emergency authorization in the country, that of the biotechnology company Moderna, after last week they began the immunization campaign with Pfizer’s serum.
The provisional death toll -319,190- 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.
US President Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would rather be between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths, although later he predicted up to 110,000 deaths, a number that has also been 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 20 420,000 people will have died by January 1 and 560,000 by April 1.