Total COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 43 million on Monday, with more than 4 million new coronavirus infections reported during the past 28 days.
By Monday afternoon, U.S. COVID-19 cases totaled 43,014,794, and the nationwide death toll totaled 688,982, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
The latest figures mean that the most recent 1 million cases were reported within the past nine days. During the nation’s winter peak, the U.S. averaged 1 million new cases every four days, according to Johns Hopkins data.
Meanwhile, global cases have surpassed 232 million, resulting in nearly 4.8 million virus-related fatalities to date. India has recorded the second-highest nationwide cases with nearly 33.7 million, resulting in more than 447,000 deaths, while Brazil has confirmed fewer than 21.4 million cases but more than 594,000 deaths.
California, Texas, Florida and New York remain the hardest-hit U.S. states with cumulative infections ranging from nearly 4.7 million to more than 2.4 million. The following nine other states have confirmed at least 1 million cases:
- Illinois: More than 1.6 million cases, resulting in more than 27,000 deaths.
- Georgia: Nearly 1.6 million cases, resulting in more than 25,000 deaths.
- Pennsylvania: More than 1.4 million cases, resulting in more than 29,000 deaths.
- Ohio: Nearly 1.4 million cases, resulting in nearly 22,000 deaths.
- North Carolina: Nearly 1.4 million cases, resulting in more than 16,000 deaths.
- Tennessee: More than 1.2 million cases, resulting in nearly 15,000 deaths.
- New Jersey: More than 1.1 million cases, resulting in more than 27,000 deaths.
- Michigan: More than 1.1 million cases, resulting in more than 22,000 deaths.
- Arizona: Nearly 1.1 million cases, resulting in nearly 20,000 deaths.
Fifteen other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Indiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Missouri, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Alabama, Louisiana, Minnesota, Kentucky, Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, Maryland and Utah. Meanwhile, another 11 states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 200,000 cases, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Iowa, Nevada, Kansas, Connecticut, Oregon, Nebraska, Idaho, New Mexico and West Virginia.