Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 23 million as death toll surpasses 383,000

Total US coronavirus cases top 23 million

Total novel coronavirus cases in the United States eclipsed 23 million Wednesday, marking the third consecutive four-day cycle with 1 million new cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

The 23,029,450 cumulative U.S. cases reported late Wednesday represent one-quarter of the more than 92 million global cases, with the U.S. confirming 3 million new cases in the past 12 days.

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Meanwhile, virus-related deaths in the U.S. also swelled Wednesday to nearly 384,000, representing roughly 19% of the nearly 2 million global COVID-19 fatalities recorded to date.

Per the latest figures, Texas became the second state to surpass 2 million cases on Wednesday.

The hardest-hit states remain California with more than 2.8 million cases, resulting in 31,163 deaths; Texas with more than 2 million cases, resulting in 30,917 deaths; Florida with more than 1.5 million cases, resulting in 23,396 deaths; New York with nearly 1.2 million cases, resulting in 40,063 deaths; and Illinois with more than 1 million cases, resulting in 19,617 deaths.

Ten other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona, New Jersey, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, another 13 states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 300,000 cases, including Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Maryland, Utah, Kentucky and Iowa.

Click here to see CNN’s complete state-by-state tracker.

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Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer)