Despite vaccine rollout efforts gaining traction nationwide, total coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 30 million on Thursday, barely one year after intermittent restrictions took effect nationwide to slow its spread.
According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the United States’ 30,021,447 cumulative cases still represent roughly one-quarter of the more than 125 million global cases, while virus-related deaths among Americans increased to 525,541, representing roughly 19% of the nearly 7.8 million global COVID-19 fatalities recorded to date.
President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to facilitate administration of 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of his first 100 days in office, doubling the initial goal he set in December and reached earlier this month before having served two full months in office.
Meanwhile, the pace of new U.S. COVID-19 infections has slowed considerably since plateauing with roughly 1 million cases confirmed an average of every five days throughout much of December and January. According to the Johns Hopkins tally, it took 17 days for the most recent 1 million cases to mount and 83 days to move from 20 million cases to 30 million. By comparison, roughly 53 days passed between the 10 million and 20 million milestones.
Ohio and Pennsylvania, however, joined the ranks of individual states confirming at least 1 million COVID-19 infections, according to the tally.
Per the latest figures:
• California has confirmed more than 3.6 million cumulative cases, resulting in nearly 58,000 deaths.
• Texas has confirmed nearly 2.8 million cases, resulting in nearly 48,000 deaths.
• Florida has confirmed more than 2 million cases, resulting in nearly 33,000 deaths.
• New York has confirmed more than 1.8 million cases, resulting in nearly 50,000 deaths.
• Illinois has confirmed more than 1.2 million cases, resulting in more than 23,000 deaths.
• Georgia has confirmed more than 1 million cases, resulting in nearly 19,000 deaths.
• Ohio has confirmed 1,004,670 cases, resulting in more than 18,000 deaths.
• Pennsylvania has confirmed 1,002,269 cases, resulting in nearly 25,000 deaths.
Thirteen other states have reported at least half a million cases, including North Carolina, New Jersey, Arizona, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Virginia, Missouri, South Carolina, Alabama and Minnesota. Meanwhile, another 13 states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 300,000 cases, including Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Maryland, Utah, Washington, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas, Connecticut and Nevada.
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