Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 21 million as nationwide death toll nears 357K

Total US coronavirus cases top 21 million

Total novel coronavirus cases in the United States eclipsed 21 million Tuesday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

The United States’ 21,007,694 cumulative cases reported late Tuesday represent nearly one-quarter of the more than 86 million global cases. It took only four days for the latest one million domestic cases to be recorded.

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Meanwhile, virus-related deaths in the United States also swelled Tuesday to more than 356,000, representing roughly 19% of the nearly 1.9 million global COVID-19 fatalities recorded to date.

The hardest-hit states remain California with nearly 2.5 million cases, resulting in 27,046 deaths; Texas with nearly 1.9 million cases, resulting in 28,786 deaths; Florida with nearly 1.4 million cases, resulting in 22,188 deaths and New York with more than 1 million cases, resulting in 38,742 deaths. Illinois follows closely behind with nearly 992,000 cases, resulting in 18,562 deaths.

Nine other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, another 10 states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 308,000 cases, including New Jersey, Minnesota, Missouri, Massachusetts, Alabama, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

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

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