The United States has surpassed 13,5 million cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
In total, the United States has 13.525.889 infected and 267.888 deaths from covid-19.
The state of New York remains the most affected, with 34.605 deaths.
The number of deaths exceeds initial estimates from the White House, which projected between 100 and 240 deaths.
US President Donald Trump lowered those estimates and was confident that the final figure would be between 50 to 60 dead, although he later predicted up to 110 deaths, a figure that has also been largely exceeded.
The University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment estimates that by the time Trump leaves the White House on January 20, 385 people will have died, with the number rising to 470 on March 01.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1.460.018 deaths resulting from more than 62,7 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the news agency France-Presse (AFP).
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.