The United States surpassed Spain yesterday and has already become the second country in the world with the most deaths from coronavirus, with 14,817 deaths. In first place follows Italy, which has 17,669, according to the latest data.

The country recorded almost 2,000 new deaths in the last 24 hours. More than half of the deaths – some 8,100 – are concentrated in the New York area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut states), the great epicentre of the coronavirus in the United States.

In New York City alone, 4,571 people have died. Michigan with 959 deaths, Louisiana with 652, California with 505, Illinois with 462, Massachusetts with 433 and Washington State with 431 account for most of the deaths outside the New York area.

The U.S. also remains the country with the highest number of coronavirus infections in the world. There are 432,132 positive cases of COVID-19 after adding almost 32,000 in the last 24 hours, almost triple the number of Spain and Italy

Once again the New York area concentrates the majority of confirmed cases with more than 200,000, while Michigan exceeded 20,000 this Wednesday, California 18,000, Louisiana 17,000 and Massachusetts and Pennsylvania 16,000.

Of all those infected, only about 22,900 have been released so far, while about 9,300 are in intensive care units.

Some 328 million people live in the country, and more than 2.2 million people have been tested for coronavirus — about 100,000 a day.

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