The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 grows every day throughout the U.S. and across the world. The numbers on this page are based on the latest statistics available, and are likely far lower than the actual number of cases because of limited testing. We know that at least 45 million people have contracted COVID-19 in the U.S. and more than 700,000 have died. Here’s the situation as it stands:
The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 each day peaked in January of 2021 and then decreased over the next several months as several vaccines became publicly available. The number of new cases began rising again in July.
New deaths and confirmed cases of COVID-19 by day
Early in 2020, New York had the largest number of cumulative cases. But by summer, spread of the disease slowed there while transmission increased in other states. Over the winter, the number of cases accelerated in almost every state. Toggle the map below between cumulative totals and data from the last seven days to get a picture of where the virus is spreading.
Each state has experienced surges of new cases at different points over the course of the pandemic. Here are the states where case numbers grew the fastest during the past seven days compared to the preceding week:
Each state has declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, and many implemented restrictions on travel, business and public gatherings. Most states began easing or lifting those restrictions in the summer, despite the fact that case trends were on the rise in many places. When cases began increasing more quickly again in the winter, some states are re-implementing previous measures.
Coronavirus reopening: See case trends, reopening status and mobility by state
The U.S. became the epicenter of the global pandemic in the spring of 2020, when case totals eclipsed those of other countries experiencing large outbreaks, and has continued to see more new cases per day than almost any other nation.
How the US coronavirus case trajectory compares to other nations
View novel coronavirus data by state
You can search the latest totals for all states below. Be sure to check back each day to see the latest news.
US coronavirus cases by state
Contributing: Yoonserk Pyun, Matt Wynn, Coral Murphy-Marcos, Devon Link and Petruce Jean-Charles, USA TODAY
A note on data:
It’s important to understand that the numbers reported by agencies and officials don’t paint a complete picture of the pandemic. Many people who have COVID-19 — and no one knows how many — are not being counted by medical authorities. Because COVID-19 can have mild symptoms or even none at all, many people with the disease are unaware they have it. Others may have symptoms, but be unable to access testing near them. Finally, local governments and other organizations count and update case data differently, meaning different sources of information may show different numbers of cases.
Sometimes, data sources or formats change unexpectedly, leading to temporary inaccuracies in county-level data. We fix these as soon as possible. However, if you see a problem let us know at [email protected]
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