(Meredith) -- Cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States have surpassed 1.9 million with more than 112,000 deaths.

According to Worldometer, as of Saturday evening  there are 1,988,544 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. According to the same chart, 112,096 people have died from the virus in the U.S. and 751,894 have recovered so far.

The U.S. has a population of about 327,200,000, which means about .60% of the country has been infected and tested positive. Because of the unknown number of people who may have had the virus and were asymptomatic or were not tested, that number could be higher.

According to these numbers, the mortality rate of positive COVID-19 cases in the U.S. stands at  5.6% (112,096 deaths out of 1,988,544 positive cases), equal to about 1 in 17 people. The positive case number includes active cases that have not yet had an outcome (recovery or death).

Because of the unknown number of people who may have had the virus and were asymptomatic or were not tested, the case fatality rate could be lower. The case fatality rate of COVID-19 is based on the number of positive, known cases.

Of the 1,988,544 infections, New York state accounts for about 20% of the cases with 397,810. The state with the next most cases is New Jersey at a distant second with 165,675.

Worldometer's COVID-19 data is trusted and used by Johns Hopkins CSSE, Financial Times, The New York Times, Business Insider, and many others.

The country's first coronavirus case was reported January 20 in Washington state. On March 26, the U.S. became the country with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world when cases topped 82,000, surpassing Italy and China, both of which were previous epicenters of the pandemic.

In March, U.S. health officials predicted the number of cases, deaths and hospitalizations would peak on Easter Sunday, April 12. According to data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), it appears COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. peaked on Thursday, April 16.

On March 31, President Donald Trump warned of a "painful" and "tough" stretch ahead as he extended nationwide distancing measures that -- even if followed closely -- could still mean more than 100,000 and up to 240,000 Americans die from coronavirus. On April 8, death toll projections lowered significantly, with officials then guessing that around 60,000 Americans would die from the virus by August. Then, on May 1, predictions increased again, with the IHME predicting about 72,400 Americans would die from the virus by August. Now, predictions have increased yet again back to the original high projection. As of May 29 , the IHME now predicts that about 145,000 Americans will die of COVID-19 by August.

Worldwide coronavirus deaths have reached 401,964with more than 6.9 million reported cases.

As of Saturday evening, the top five countries with the most COVID-19 cases are:

  1. United States – 1,988,544
  2. Brazil – 673,587
  3. Russia – 458,689
  4. Spain - 288,390
  5. United Kingdom - 284,868

China, where the virus is thought to have originated, is number 18 on the list with 83,030 cases.

You can track coronavirus cases on Worldometer here, which is updated every few minutes. You can also track U.S. cases on the CDC's website here.

For more information on COVID-19, you can visit the CDC's website.

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(5) comments

Husky Loyalist

You have a ways to go to match the 62 million infected by the Swine flu in 2010. No never mind, that was under Obama's watch. Dosen't count.

sagebrush

The percentage is wrong. They claim that 22% have been infected. Do the math. The actual percentage is 2.22 percent. Come on, it's not that difficult. Just divide the number of infected by the number of people in the country. I was doing this type of math in the third grade. But, I'm a boomer and unlike today, had good teachers when I was in school.

Sun Tzu

'US coronavirus cases surpass 600,000 with more than 25,000 deaths' Since the CDC is requiring that the cause of any death on death certificates be listed as Covid-19, how many of these 25,000 deaths were actually from Covid-19? Not underlying medical conditions, not old age, not complications from broken hips or other bones, not dying from accidents, etc, but actual Covid-19.

Sun Tzu

how many of these 340,000 who had the covid-19 test came back as false positives?

Just curious

Why didn't this map show Washington, D.C?

No it isn't a state but it is apart of the United States of America.

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