Tracking total COVID deaths per state on Jan. 3, 2021

Here’s how virus deaths compare by state in the US

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, medical workers prepare to manually prone a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. California surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic, reporting the grim milestone Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, as it continues to face a surge that has swamped hospitals and pushed nurses and doctors to the breaking point as they brace for an anticipated surge after the holidays. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) (Jae C. Hong, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Nearly 20 percent of the world’s 1.84 million COVID deaths have taken place in the United States as of Jan. 3, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Each week, we’ll provide an update on each state’s total number of COVID-19 deaths and how they compare to other states.

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Below is the total coronavirus death count for each state in the U.S. on Jan. 3, 2021.

To see specific death counts for a state, hover your mouse over the state’s bar in the graph.

GRAPH: See how COVID cases compare in all 50 states here

As of Jan. 3, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the United States is 351,233 -- the highest in the world.

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Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.