Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 47 million

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 47 million on Saturday, with nearly 2.1 million new coronavirus infections reported during the past 28 days.

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By Saturday afternoon, U.S. COVID-19 cases totaled 47,029,901, and the nationwide death toll reached 762,816, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

Meanwhile, global cases neared 253 million, resulting in nearly 5.1 million virus-related fatalities. India has recorded the second-highest cumulative nationwide cases with more than 34.1 million, but the United Kingdom’s more than 1.1 million new cases within the past 28 days trail only the United States and are followed closely by Russia with more than 1 million new infections within the past month.

By contrast, Brazil has confirmed only 21.9 million cumulative cases, but its 610,491 virus-related deaths trail only the United States.

The latest figures mean that the most recent 1 million U.S. cases were reported within the past 12 days. During the nation’s winter peak, the U.S. averaged 1 million new cases every four days, according to Johns Hopkins data.

New York, Florida, Texas and California remain the hardest-hit U.S. states with cumulative infections ranging from nearly 2.6 million to more than 5 million. The following 10 other states have confirmed at least 1 million cases:

  • Illinois: More than 1.7 million cases, resulting in more than 28,500 deaths.
  • Georgia: More than 1.6 million cases, resulting in nearly 30,000 deaths.
  • Pennsylvania: More 1.6 million cases, resulting in more than 32,000 deaths.
  • Ohio: Nearly 1.6 million cases, resulting in nearly 26,000 deaths.
  • North Carolina: More than 1.5 million cases, resulting in more than 18,000 deaths.
  • Michigan: More than 1.3 million cases, resulting in more 24,000 deaths.
  • Tennessee: Nearly 1.3 million cases, resulting in nearly 17,000 deaths.
  • New Jersey: More than 1.2 million cases, resulting in more than 28,000 deaths.
  • Arizona: More than 1.2 million cases, resulting in nearly 22,000 deaths.
  • Indiana: More than 1 million cases, resulting in more than 17,000 deaths.

Seventeen other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Virginia, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Missouri, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Kentucky, Washington, Oklahoma, Utah, Maryland, Arkansas, Mississippi and Iowa. Meanwhile, another eight states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 200,000 cases, including Kansas, Nevada, Connecticut, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico and West Virginia.

The complete state-by-state tracker can be viewed on CNN.

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