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COVID-19 in the US: Tracking states with the most cases, deaths on June 17

Identifying states in the U.S. currently most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve around the country each day.

LOCAL: June 16, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 60,189; Death toll now at 5,790

Each week we’ll provide updates on which states have the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

The following data is sourced from Johns Hopkins University as of June 16, 2020.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States is 2,137,731 -- the highest in the world.

States with the highest number of COVID-19 cases

  1. New York - 384,575 cases
  2. New Jersey - 167,426 cases
  3. California - 158,961 cases
  4. Illinois - 133,639 cases
  5. Massachusetts - 105,885 cases
  6. Texas - 93,569 cases
  7. Pennsylvania - 83,978 cases
  8. Florida - 80,109 cases
  9. Michigan - 66,269 cases
  10. Maryland - 62,409 cases

Note: Numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases above include presumptive positive cases. Some states, even those not in the top 10, are reporting significant spikes in COVID-19 cases. Texas saw an increase of nearly 13,000 COVID-19 cases since last week. Arizona saw an increase of nearly 10,000 cases since last week. Georgia and North Carolina both saw an increase of around 7,000 COVID-19 cases since last week. Most states with higher numbers of cases, typically above 10,000, show an increase of 1,000-4,000 COVID-19 cases since June 10.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the United States is 116,963 -- the highest in the world.

States with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths

  1. New York - 30,909 deaths
  2. New Jersey - 12,792 deaths
  3. Massachusetts - 7,664 deaths
  4. Illinois - 6,398 deaths
  5. Pennsylvania - 6,276 deaths
  6. Michigan - 6,034 deaths
  7. California - 5,200 deaths
  8. Connecticut - 4,210 deaths
  9. Louisiana - 3,042 deaths
  10. Florida - 2,993 deaths

Note: Most states with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases saw an increase of 100-200 COVID-19 deaths since June 10. New Jersey, New York, California and Illinois saw the largest increases of COVID-19 deaths since June 10, all reporting more than 300 additional deaths in the last week. Some states like Wyoming and Montana are reporting fewer than 20 COVID-19 deaths overall.

COVID-19 cases and deaths have been broken down by county in each individual state by Johns Hopkins University and can be viewed here.

See detailed COVID-19 data for Michigan here.

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