COVID-19 by the numbers: U.S. death toll surpasses 95,000

More than 95,000 people in the United States have died to due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were 95,823 virus-related deaths in the U.S. as of 10:45 a.m. HST, or about 28% of the world’s virus fatalities.


New York continues to have the highest death toll (28,853) of any state, followed by New Jersey (10,985), Massachusetts (6,148) and Michigan (5,158).

Worldwide, 336,404 people have died from the virus, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, and more than 5.1 million have tested positive.

The United Kingdom has the most coronavirus deaths (36,475) outside the U.S., followed by Italy (32,616), Spain (28,628), France (28,218) and Brazil (20,047).

The virus has spread to 188 countries — or about 96% of the nations on Earth.

There have been 1,591,242 confirmed cases in the U.S.

The first confirmed case in the U.S. was on Jan. 22.

On March 1, there were 98 confirmed cases in the U.S. On March 15, there were about 4,600 cases.

By April 1, the number rose to more than 243,000 as testing efforts increased nationally. On April 15, there were 636,000 cases. By May 1 there were 1.1 million.


As of this morning, the number of people who have tested positive in Hawaii County is 82. Seventy-six of those have recovered and have been released from isolation.

Worldwide, more than 1.9 million people have recovered from the virus, including almost 300,000 in the U.S.

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