Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 51 million

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 51 million on Monday, with more than 3.1 million new coronavirus infections reported during the past 28 days.

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By Monday evening, U.S. COVID-19 cases totaled 51,084,403, and the nationwide death toll neared 808,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. Those figures include more than 242,000 new cases and 1,474 additional deaths reported in past 24 hours.

The latest milestone comes on the same day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared omicron the dominant coronavirus variant in the United States, citing a nearly six-fold increase in the weeks-old strain’s share of new infections in only one week.

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Meanwhile, global cases have swelled to more than 275 million, resulting in more than 5.3 million virus-related fatalities.

India has recorded the second-highest cumulative nationwide cases with more than 34.7 million, but the United Kingdom has confirmed more than 1.5 million new cases within the past 28 days, trailing only the United States and followed closely by Germany and France with more than 1.4 million and more than 1.2 million new cases confirmed during the same four-week period, respectively.

The latest figures mean that the most recent 1 million U.S. cases were reported within the past 6 days, illustrating the significant uptick in new cases. By contrast, it took 48 days to amass 1 million U.S. cases in mid-July but only four days to reach the milestone during the pandemic’s 2021 winter peak.

California remains the hardest-hit U.S. state - with more than 5.2 million cumulative infections recorded to date - followed by Texas with more than 4.4 million cases, Florida with nearly 3.8 million cases and New York with nearly 3 million cases.

The following 13 other states have confirmed at least 1 million cases:

  • Illinois: Nearly 2 million cases, resulting in nearly 30,000 deaths.
  • Pennsylvania: Nearly 1.9 million cases, resulting in nearly 35,000 deaths.
  • Ohio: Nearly 1.9 million cases, resulting in more than 28,000 deaths.
  • Georgia: More than 1.7 million cases, resulting in more than 31,000 deaths.
  • Michigan: More than 1.6 million cases, resulting in nearly 28,000 deaths.
  • North Carolina: Nearly 1.6 million cases, resulting in more than 19,000 deaths.
  • Tennessee: More than 1.3 million cases, resulting in more than 18,000 deaths.
  • New Jersey: More than 1.3 million cases, resulting in nearly 29,000 deaths.
  • Arizona: More than 1.3 million cases, resulting in more than 23,000 deaths.
  • Indiana: Nearly 1.2 million cases, resulting in more than 18,000 deaths.
  • Wisconsin: Nearly 1.1 million cases, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths.
  • Virginia: More than 1 million cases, resulting in more than 15,000 deaths.
  • Massachusetts: More than 1 million cases, resulting in nearly 20,000 deaths.

Fifteen other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Colorado, Alabama, Kentucky, Washington, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Maryland, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi and Kansas. Meanwhile, another eight states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 200,000 cases, including Nevada, Connecticut, Oregon, New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia, Idaho and Rhode Island.

The complete state-by-state tracker can be viewed on CNN.

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