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COVID-19 in the US: Tracking states with the most cases, deaths on Oct. 14

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: Oct. 14, 2020: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 139,061; Death toll now at 6,941

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 Oct. 13, 2020.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States is 7,870,653 -- the highest in the world.

States with the highest number of COVID-19 cases

  1. California - 861,310 cases
  2. Texas - 826,816 cases
  3. Florida - 738,749 cases
  4. New York - 476,708 cases
  5. Georgia - 333,304 cases
  6. Illinois - 327,771 cases
  7. North Carolina - 234,481 cases
  8. Arizona - 226,734 cases
  9. Tennessee - 218,829 cases
  10. New Jersey - 215,085 cases

Note: Numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases above include presumptive positive cases.

Since last week’s report: Texas saw the largest increase of all states in the last week, reporting nearly 32,500 new cases. California remains #1 in the country, reporting an increase of nearly 26,000 new cases. Florida remains #3 in the country and is reporting an increase of nearly 21,000 new cases.

Illinois is reporting a significant increase of over 21,500 new COVID-19 cases since last week. North Carolina jumped from #8 to #7 in the country, reporting an increase of over 14,500 new cases since last week. Tennessee jumped from #10 to #9 in the country, reporting an increase of over 15,000 new cases since last week.

Cases have risen at a higher rate throughout much of the U.S. in the past week. Experts are concerned that the country is on the brink of a second wave of coronavirus spread, much like Europe is currently experiencing.

Though not listed above, Wisconsin saw a significant increase in the last week, reporting over 21,000 new COVID-19 cases. Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Michigan are each reporting increases of over 10,000 new cases since last week.

Most states with 20,000 or more total COVID-19 cases are reporting an increase of between 3,000-9,000 new cases since last week. States with fewer than 20,000 total COVID-19 cases are reporting anywhere from 69 new cases (Vermont) to 4,700 new cases (Montana) since last week.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the United States is 216,169 -- the highest in the world.

States with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths

  1. New York - 33,306 deaths
  2. Texas - 17,078 deaths
  3. California - 16,644 deaths
  4. New Jersey - 16,182 deaths
  5. Florida - 15,531 deaths
  6. Massachusetts - 9,630 deaths
  7. Illinois - 9,273 deaths
  8. Pennsylvania - 8,361 deaths
  9. Georgia - 7,454 deaths
  10. Michigan - 7,255 deaths

Since last week’s report: Florida saw the largest increase of all states in the last week, reporting over 800 new deaths since last Tuesday. Texas and California are also reporting significant increases in deaths since last week, about 640 and 470, respectively.

Illinois, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee are each reporting over 200 new deaths since last week.

New York and New Jersey are notably reporting fewer than 100 new COVID-19 deaths since last week.

Most states are reporting 100 or fewer new COVID-19 deaths over the last week. Some states like Wyoming and Vermont are reporting fewer than 100 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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