The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 is increasing every day in the US and around the world. The numbers on this page are based on the latest statistics available and are probably much lower than the actual number of cases due to limited evidence. We know that at least 45 million people have contracted COVID-19 in the US and more than 700,000 have died. Here is the situation as it is:
The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 each day peaked in January 2021 and then declined over the next several months as various vaccines went public. The number of new cases began to rise again in July.
New deaths and confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day
In early 2020, New York had the most backlog of cases. But by the summer, the spread of the disease slowed there, while transmission increased in other states. During the winter, the number of cases accelerated in almost every state. Swap the map below between running totals and data for the last seven days to get a picture of where the virus is spreading.
Each state has experienced waves of new cases at different points during the course of the pandemic. These are the states where the number of cases grew the fastest in the last seven days compared to the previous week:
Every state has declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, with many implementing restrictions on travel, business, and public gatherings. Most states began easing or removing those restrictions in the summer, even though case trends were increasing in many places. When cases began to increase more rapidly again in the winter, some states are re-implementing earlier measures.
Coronavirus reopening: View case trends, reopening status, and mobility by status
The United States became the epicenter of the global pandemic in the spring of 2020, when total cases dwarfed those of other countries that experienced large outbreaks, and it has continued to see more new cases per day than almost any other nation.
How the U.S. Coronavirus Case Trace Compares to Other Nations
View data on the new coronavirus by state
You can find the latest totals for all the states below. Be sure to check back every day for the latest news.
Coronavirus Cases in the US by State
Contributors: Yoonserk Pyun, Matt Wynn, Coral Murphy-Marcos, Devon Link and Petruce Jean-Charles, USA TODAY
A note on the data:
It is important to understand that the figures reported by agencies and officials do not show a complete picture of the pandemic. Many people who have COVID-19, and no one knows how many, are not being counted by the medical authorities. Because COVID-19 can have mild or even no symptoms, many people with the disease do not know they have it. Others may have symptoms, but cannot access tests near them. Finally, local governments and other organizations count and update case data differently, which means that different sources of information can show different numbers of cases.
Sometimes data sources or formats change unexpectedly, causing temporary inaccuracies in county-level data. We fix them asap. However, if you see an issue, please let us know at [email protected]
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