The cases of coronavirus in the United States are growing steadily and, far from flattening the epidemic curve, it is not stopping growing.

According to data from the count being conducted independently by Johns Hopkins University, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 2,416,727 and 122,550 deaths.

Most worrisome, 38,079 infections were counted in the last 24 hours, a new daily record, and the average number of cases per 24 hours has again surpassed 30,000 infections in the last seven days due to upsurges in states such as California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, which together account for nearly half of all infections nationwide.

New York, meanwhile, remains the worst-hit state for the pandemic in the country, with 390,415 infections and 31,301 deaths, just below Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy. In fact, 22,384 people have died in New York City.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, whose predictive models of the evolution of the pandemic are often used by the White House, estimates that the United States will reach the month of October with some 180,000 deaths.


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