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Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 45 million as death toll surpasses 725,000

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 2021-10-18
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Total US COVID-19 cases top 45 million This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 45 million on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, with more than 2.8 million new coronavirus infections reported during the past 28 days. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 45 million on Monday, with more than 2.8 million new coronavirus infections reported during the past 28 days.

By late Monday afternoon, U.S. COVID-19 cases totaled 45,008,990, and the nationwide death toll totaled 725,330, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

Meanwhile, global cases have surpassed 241 million, resulting in more than 4.9 million virus-related fatalities. India has recorded the second-highest cumulative nationwide cases with more than 34 million, but the United Kingdom’s more than 1 million new cases within the past 28 days trails only the United States. By contrast, Brazil has confirmed only 21.6 million cumulative cases, but its 603,282 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.

California, Texas, Florida and New York remain the hardest-hit U.S. states with cumulative infections ranging from more than 4.8 million to more than 2.5 million. The following 10 other states have confirmed at least 1 million cases:

  • Illinois: Nearly 1.7 million cases, resulting in nearly 28,000 deaths.
  • Georgia: More than 1.6 million cases, resulting in nearly 28,000 deaths.
  • Pennsylvania: More than 1.5 million cases, resulting in nearly 31,000 deaths.
  • Ohio: Nearly 1.5 million cases, resulting in more than 23,00 deaths.
  • North Carolina: Nearly 1.5 million cases, resulting in nearly 18,000 deaths.
  • : Nearly 1.3 million cases, resulting in nearly 16,000 deaths.
  • Michigan: More than 1.2 million cases, resulting in more than 23,000 deaths.
  • New Jersey: Nearly 1.2 million cases, resulting in nearly 28,000 deaths.
  • Arizona: More than 1.1 million cases, resulting in 20,500 deaths.
  • Indiana: More than 1 million cases, resulting in more than 16,000 deaths.

Fifteen other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Virginia, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Missouri, Massachusetts, Alabama, Minnesota, Louisiana, Kentucky, Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, Maryland, Utah and Arkansas. Meanwhile, another 10 states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 200,000 cases, including Mississippi, Iowa, Nevada, Kansas, Connecticut, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico and West Virginia.

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