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Coronavirus in the U.S.: Where cases are growing and declining

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has now surpassed 400,000 even as officials warn of a continued rise in cases and deaths linked to holiday travel.

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Time series chart of U.S. new daily coronavirus cases.

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Time series chart of U.S. new daily coronavirus deaths.

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7-day average

14-day daily average

In the last two weeks:

confirmed cases (%)

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people infected

reported deaths (%)

On January 19, deaths from COVID-19 in the United States reached a terrible milestone, passing 400,000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of deaths could crest half a million in February as the effects of holiday visiting play out.

Cases

Deaths

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confirmed cases

reported deaths

New daily Covid-19 cases

7-day average

14-day daily average

Note: Counties recording fewer than five days of confirmed cases and having fewer than 10 cases are not shown.

In the week that ended on January 14, just over 1.6 million people tested positive for the virus as numbers continued their relentless upward march. The outbreak in Los Angeles County is particularly severe, with confirmed cases doubling to a million in just a month. Hospitalizations eased slightly as of this date to about 129,000 cases, but hospital capacity across the nation remains at crisis levels, as ICU beds run short in many states, particularly Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma. Adding to the crisis, the likely more contagious variant of the virus has now been identified in multiple states, with the largest clusters in Florida and California. Vaccine availability still offers some hope. More than nine million patients have received their first dose, and over 30 million doses have been distributed to states.

Cases

Deaths

All-time

Last 2 weeks

Per capita

Total

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Confirmed cases by month

Per capita

Total

March 2020

182,818 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for March 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for March 2020

April 2020

887,947 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for April 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for April 2020

May 2020

721,859 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for May 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for May 2020

June 2020

848,841 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for June 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for June 2020

July 2020

1,905,708 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for July 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for July 2020

August 2020

1,454,993 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for August 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for August 2020

September 2020

1,214,263 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for September 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for September 2020

October 2020

1,908,257 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for October 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for October 2020

November 2020

4,374,673 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for November 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for November 2020

December 2020

3,624,749 cases

Map of new daily coronavirus cases per capita by county for December 2020
Map of total new daily coronavirus cases by county for December 2020

Source: New York Times, Census Bureau