The United States now has the highest cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths in the world.
According to COVID-19 statistics released by Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States has risen from 20.10 million to 20102,567 as of 6:22 p.m. Edt today (Beijing Time).
The number of deaths rose to 347,517.
The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States is over 20 million. Based ona U.S. population of 330 million, that means that 606 out of every 10,000 Americans have a novel Coronavirus diagnosed.
From January 21, 2020, the first confirmed CASE of COVID-19 was reported in the United States, to November 9, it took 293 days for the total number of confirmed cases in the United States to exceed 10 million.
It took only 53 days to go from 10 million to 20 million, or nearly 200,000 new confirmed cases a day on average.
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States on January 21, 2020, according to Johns Hopkins University.
By April 28, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States had topped 1 million — from 1 to 1 million in 99 days.
Since then, the time required for each additional million confirmed cases in the United States has been getting shorter and shorter, especially on November 9, 2020, when the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 10 million, an additional million cases occurred in about a week.
Entering December, the epidemic in the United States reached an unprecedented peak, with a record number of new confirmed cases in a single day.
For every million new cases, it can be as short as four days or as long as six.
As the New Year begins, at noon EASTERN time on January 1, 2021, the number of confirmed cases in the United States has topped 20 million.
The state with the largest number of cumulative confirmed cases in the US is California, with nearly 2.3 million cases as of 4am Beijing time today.
Next came Texas, with nearly 1.77 million confirmed cases.
More than 1.32 million cases have been confirmed in Florida and more than 950,000 in Illinois and New York.
Richard Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the “worst is yet to come” in the United States, with travel and clustering around the holiday season at the start of the year likely to push the number of cases higher and worsen after the holidays.