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The US registered 3,927 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic


#New #York #State continues to be the worst hit in the country by the pandemic

The #United #States reached 19,715,899 confirmed cases and 341,845 deaths from covid-19 this #Wednesday, according to the independent count from #Johns #Hopkins #University.

#This balance at 20:00 local time is 3,927 more deaths than on #Tuesday and 189,671 new infections.

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#New #York #State remains the worst hit in the country by the pandemic with 37,868 deaths, followed by #Texas (27,895), #California (25,357), #Florida (21,550) and #New #Jersey (19,109).

#Other states with large death toll include #Illinois (17,811), #Pennsylvania (15,780), #Michigan (13,018), #Massachusetts (12,338), and #Georgia (10,846).

#As for contagions, #California has 2,267,290, followed by #Texas with 1,759,036, third is #Florida with 1,306,123, #New #York is fourth with 998,524 and #Illinois fifth with 955,380.

The provisional death toll -341,845- 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.

The #American #President, #Donald #Trump, lowered these estimates and was confident that the final figure would 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 #By #January 420,000 people will have died and by #April 1 560,000.

#At a press briefing on #Wednesday, authorities from the #United #States #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention (CDC) agreed that it is likely that at least one of the two or more new variants of the coronavirus has spread among the population in the #United #States but they also warned that they are unlikely to have much of an impact on vaccine efficacy or standard precautions.

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The first case reported in the #United #States of the “#British strain” #Highly transmissible was confirmed #Tuesday in a #Colorado man with no travel history and this variant is estimated to have been circulating there since #September 2020.

A person undergoes a COVID-19 test in Hayward, California
A person undergoes a COVID-19 test in #Hayward, #California

#Studies indicate that another variant arose in #South #Africa independently and that it would now be spreading internationally, and that #Nigeria, the most populous country in #Africa, detected another strain in its territory. #But neither of these two has been discovered yet in the #United #States.

“#We hope to see new variants emerge over time”, #Henry #Walke, CDC’s director of covid-19 incidents, said during #Wednesday’s press conference, the portal reported. #MedPage #Today.

AND #Gregory #Armstrong, director of the CDC’s #Advanced #Molecular #Detection #Program, cautioned that it is very difficult to know exactly how many variants have emerged so far, because it depends on how you set the threshold for how different a virus must be to represent a variant.

The officials remarked that The US government has been working on a strain surveillance system since #November with two national laboratories to determine the penetration of the newly identified variants and the results of that investigation are expected in the coming days.

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#On the other hand, it is not yet known with certainty how well vaccines and other treatments will work against these variants. “#However, from what we know from experience with this mutation and other mutations it is unlikely to have a major impact on vaccine-induced immunity or on the existing immunity of earlier strains “#Armstrong said.

“#Experts generally agree that mutations like this are unlikely to have much of an impact on neutralizing them,” #Armstrong said. #He added: “It may have a small impact, but keep in mind that the amount of immunity induced either by a natural infection or by a vaccine is likely to be large enough that a slightly lowered titer has no effect. remarkable”.

(#With information from EFE)

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