The United States of America today surpassed the total 440,000 deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent independent count by John Hopkins University, which accounts for more than 26 million cases in the country.
According to the institution’s balance sheet, 440,221 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic due to the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, among which more than 90,000 died during this month.
New York State remains the hardest hit in the country, with 43,453 deaths, followed by California (40,702), Texas (36,924), Florida (26,360), Pennsylvania (21,617), New Jersey (21,484) and Illinois (21,213) .
The number of confirmed cases has been over 26 million since the beginning of the pandemic.
US officials, who launched a failed and slow national vaccination campaign, want to speed up the injections, aiming to cover much of the population before the summer.
This John Hopkins University balance sheet exceeds the predictions of the death toll initially estimated by the administration of the former American president, who projected, at best, between 100,000 and 240,000 due to this disease.
The new President of the United States of America (USA), Joe Biden, predicted that in February the number of fatalities will exceed half a million dead and that, in total, more than 600,000 people may die.
The USA is the country with the most deaths and also with the most cases of covid-19 worldwide.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,219,793 deaths resulting from more than 102.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.