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The United States reached 1,614,095 confirmed cases of coronavirus, while the death toll rose to 96,761, according to the NBC News count.

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New York State remains the great epicenter of the pandemic in the US with 368,090 confirmed cases and 29,858 deaths, a figure similar to that of France and only below the United Kingdom and Italy.

After New York, some of the most affected states are: New Jersey (154,236 infections, 10,985 deaths), Massachusetts (90,889 infected, 6,228 deaths) and Michigan (53,913 infected, 5,158 deaths), and Illinois (105,444 infections, 4,715 deaths) .

The provisional balance of deaths of more than 95,000 deceased approximates the initial estimates of the White House, which projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths; But it has already far exceeded the most optimistic calculations made by President Donald Trump “a posteriori” of between 50,000 and 60,000 deaths.

Since then, however, Trump has repeatedly raised his forecast to acknowledge in his latest calculation that the final figure is likely to be between 100,000 and 110,000 dead.

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, estimates that by early August the crisis will have left more than 143,000 deaths In U.S.A.

MANY FEAR GO BACK TO RESTAURANTS OR GYM

The majority of Americans are unlikely to return to restaurants, bars, theaters, or gyms soon, even as state and local authorities across the country increasingly allow the reopening of businesses, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

That hesitation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic could slow any recovery from what has been the sharpest and fastest economic recession in US history.

Just 42% of those who attended concerts, movies, theaters or sporting events at least once a month before the outbreak say they would in the next few weeks if they could. Only about half of those who regularly ate out at restaurants, exercised in the gym, or traveled said they would feel comfortable doing it again.

About a quarter of those surveyed said that someone in their family lost their job in the midst of this recession, and that about half have lost some of their household income, either because of layoffs, a cut in wages, fewer hours of work, or unpaid free time. Most of those whose home was laid off still believe they will return to their previous job, but the proportion that expects their job to have disappeared increased slightly in the past month, from 20% to 30%.

49% of Americans approve of how Trump is managing the economy, according to the survey. That approval has decreased in the past two months, from 56% in March. Still, the number is still relatively positive for Trump, whose overall approval rating is 41%.