COVID-19 by the numbers: U.S. exceeds 131,000 deaths, 3 million cases

The United States today surpassed 131,000 COVID-19 deaths and 3 million confirmed coronavirus cases.

There were 131,960 coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. as of this morning, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.


That’s about 31,000 more deaths than on May 27, when the number of U.S. virus fatalities reached 100,000.

New York continues to have the highest death toll (32,251) of any state, followed by New Jersey (15,332), Massachusetts (8,213), Illinois (7,309) Pennsylvania (6,812) and California (6,575).

According to J0hns Hopkins, 10 states are currently experiencing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases. Those states are Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas.

Hawaii has had the fewest number of virus cases (1,071) of any state.

Brazil has had the most coronavirus deaths (66,741) outside the U.S., followed by the United Kingdom (44,602), Italy (34,914) and Mexico (32,014).

Worldwide, more than 545,000 people have died from the virus, and nearly 12 million have tested positive.

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

The first 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, and by June 1 there were 1.8 million. On July 1 there were 2.68 million.

Worldwide, more than 6.5 million people have recovered from the virus, including more than 936,000 in the U.S.

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