Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 65M; Florida becomes 3rd state to top 5M infections

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 65 million on Friday, with nearly 14.2 million new coronavirus infections reported during the past 28 days.

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Meanwhile, Florida on Sunday became only the third U.S. state to surpass 5 million cumulative COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began, trailing only California and Texas with more than 6.8 million and nearly 5.5 million total cases, respectively.

By late Saturday afternoon, U.S. COVID-19 cases totaled 65,342,285, and the nationwide death toll neared 850,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

According to the tally, 10 million new COVID-19 cases have been reported nationwide since Jan. 2, and 13 million new cases have been confirmed in the three weeks since Christmas.

Meanwhile, global cases have surpassed 325 million, resulting in more than 5.5 million virus-related fatalities worldwide. New U.S. COVID-19 infections reported within the past 28 days now account for roughly 28% of the nearly 50 million cases confirmed globally during the same four-week period, according to Johns Hopkins data.

France and the United Kingdom are the next-closest nations in terms of surging COVID-19 diagnoses, with nearly 5.1 million and nearly 4 million new cases, respectively, confirmed within the past 28 days, according to the Johns Hopkins tally.

Meanwhile, cumulative COVID-19 cases in New York have swelled to more than 4.4 million and Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and North Carolina have each reported more than 2 million cases since the pandemic began.

The following 14 other states have confirmed at least 1 million cases:

  • Michigan: Nearly 2 million cases, resulting in nearly 31,000 deaths.
  • New Jersey: Nearly 2 million cases, resulting in nearly 31,000 deaths.
  • Arizona: Nearly 1.6 million cases, resulting in more than 25,000 deaths.
  • Tennessee: More than 1.5 million cases, resulting in more than 21,000 deaths.
  • Massachusetts: More than 1.4 million cases, resulting in nearly 21,000 deaths.
  • Indiana: More than 1.4 million cases, resulting in more than 20,000 deaths.
  • Virginia: Nearly 1.4 million cases, resulting in nearly 16,000 deaths.
  • Wisconsin: Nearly 1.3 million cases, resulting in nearly 12,000 deaths.
  • Missouri: Nearly 1.2 million cases, resulting in nearly 17,000 deaths.
  • South Carolina: Nearly 1.2 million cases, resulting in nearly 15,000 deaths.
  • Minnesota: More than 1.1 million cases, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths.
  • Colorado: More than 1.1 million cases, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths.
  • Washington: More than 1 million cases, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths.
  • Alabama: More than 1 million cases, resulting in nearly 17,000 deaths.

Twelve other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Utah, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, Iowa, Kansas, Nevada and Oregon.

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

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