According to the Johns Hopkins University independent count, As of May 23, 97,048 people died from COVID-19 in the United States.. New York State remains the great epicenter of the pandemic in the country with 358,154 confirmed cases and more than 29,000 deaths, a figure similar to that of Spain and only below the United Kingdom and Italy. More than 21,000 people have died in New York City alone.
New York is followed by neighboring New Jersey with 152,579 confirmed cases and 11,000 deaths, the state of Illinois, with 105,444 infections and 4,790 deaths, and Massachusetts, which has reported 90,889 positive for coronavirus and 6,300 deaths. Other states with large numbers of deaths are Michigan (5,158), Pennsylvania (5,100), California (3,727), and Connecticut, with 3,675.
The balance approximates the initial estimates of the White House, which projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths at best; But it has already far exceeded the more optimistic calculations made afterwards by President Donald Trump of between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths.
The Institute of Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) at the University of Washington, whose predictive models for the evolution of the pandemic are often set by the White House, He estimates that by the beginning of August the crisis will have left more than 143,000 deaths in the United States.
During this long weekend in the USA for the celebration of Memorial Day, several states will open the beaches to the public, as part of the measures to advance towards the reopening after the ordered confinement by the authorities to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The most important newspaper in the country, The New York Times, will publish tomorrow a cover tribute to the almost 100.00 victims of the pandemic. "The deaths are close to 100,000, an incalculable loss," the newspaper headlines in its May 24 issue. Below are the names of a part of those killed by COVID-19 in the country, the most hit in the world by the pandemic.
“The 1,000 people named here reflect only 1% of the figures. Neither was a mere number, "says the newspaper. “They were not just names on a list. It was us ”, sentence. "The numbers alone make it impossible to measure the impact of the coronavirus in the US, be it the number of patients, lost jobs or lives cut short", explains the medium. And adds: "As the country approaches the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths, The New York Times reviewed the victims' obituaries. ”
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