U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus

in #covid192 months ago

Feb. 21, 2021, 11:21 AM PST / Updated Feb. 24, 2021, 12:50 PM PST
By: Derrick Walker

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 500,000 on Sunday, according to an NBC News tally — a milestone that underscores the grave threat the virus still poses even as more people are vaccinated.

The coronavirus has killed more than 2,462,000 people worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than a fifth of all deaths worldwide have occurred in the the U.S., which has less than 5 percent of the global population.


California - Confirmed: 3,541,367 / Deaths: 49,690

Texas - Confirmed: 2,607,973 / Deaths: 42,562

Florida - Confirmed: 1,878,533 / Deaths: 30,749

New York - Confirmed: 1,610,742 / Deaths: 48,083

Illinois - Confirmed: 1,177,320 / Deaths: 22,528

Georgia - Confirmed: 986,059 / Deaths: 16,927

Ohio - Confirmed: 955,378 / Deaths: 16,874

Pennsylvania - Confirmed: 922,848 / Deaths: 23,749

North Carolina - Confirmed: 847,650 / Deaths: 11,135

Arizona - Confirmed: 811,447 / Deaths: 15,651

New Jersey - Confirmed: 772,907 / Deaths: 22,877

Tennessee - Confirmed: 766,089 / Deaths: 11,153

Indiana - Confirmed: 657,462 / Deaths: 12,450

Michigan - Confirmed: 639,712 / Deaths: 16,380

Wisconsin - Confirmed: 612,712 / Deaths: 6,871

Massachusetts - Confirmed: 571,783 / Deaths: 15,883

Virginia - Confirmed: 567,039 / Deaths: 7,658

Missouri - Confirmed: 517,386 / Deaths: 8,223

South Carolina - Confirmed: 505,589 / Deaths: 8,332

Alabama - Confirmed: 488,973 / Deaths: 9,660

Minnesota - Confirmed: 480,159 / Deaths: 6,502

Louisiana - Confirmed: 426,048 / Deaths: 9,503

Colorado - Confirmed: 422,390 / Deaths: 5,802

Oklahoma - Confirmed: 419,853 / Deaths: 4,203

Kentucky - Confirmed: 399,013 / Deaths: 4,476

Maryland - Confirmed: 377,810 / Deaths: 7,762

Utah - Confirmed: 367,073 / Deaths: 1,853

Washington - Confirmed: 338,646 / Deaths: 4,900

Iowa - Confirmed - 333,500 / Deaths: 5,400

Arkansas - Confirmed: 316,593 / Deaths: 5,377

Kansas - Confirmed: 291,715 / Deaths: 4,643

Nevada - Confirmed: 291,543 / Deaths: 4,903

Mississippi - Confirmed: 291,222 / Deaths: 6,577

Connecticut - Confirmed: 276,691 / Deaths: 7,572

Nebraska - Confirmed: 199,402 / Deaths: 2,050

New Mexico - Confirmed: 183,023 / Deaths: 3,635

Puerto Rico - Confirmed: 178,065 / Deaths: 1,986

Idaho - Confirmed: 169,866 / Deaths: 1,840

Oregon - Confirmed: 153,134 / Deaths: 2,155

West Virginia - Confirmed: 130,139 / Deaths: 2,274

Rhode Island - Confirmed: 123,980 / Deaths: 2,466

South Dakota - Confirmed: 111,546 / Deaths: 1,863

North Dakota - Confirmed: 99,342 / Deaths: 1,468

Montana - Confirmed: 99,040 / Deaths: 1,346

Delaware - Confirmed: 85,228 / Deaths: 1,379

New Hampshire - Confirmed: 73,665 / Deaths: 1,154

Alaska - Confirmed: 57,371: Deaths: 279

Wyoming - Confirmed: 53,900: Deaths: 662

Maine - Confirmed: 43,736 Deaths: 660

District of Columbia : 39,844 Deaths: 998

Hawaii - Confirmed: 26,450 Deaths: 431

Vermont - Confirmed: 14,691 Deaths: 199

Guam - Confirmed: 7,727 / Deaths: 130

U.S. Virgin Islands - Confirmed 2,589 / Deaths 25

Northern Mariana Islands - Confirmed / Deaths: 143 2

American Samoa - Confirmed / 0 Deaths : 0


NBC News' tally showed that about 500,700 people had died of Covid-19 as of midnight Sunday ET. The number rivals the populations of Atlanta and Sacramento, California.

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More than 28,206,600 cases have been confirmed in the U.S., according to the NBC News tally. The average number of daily new cases has declined in recent days, however. The number fell below 100,000 on Feb. 12 for the first time in months.


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