Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 39 million

Total COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 39 million Tuesday, fueled by a continued surge in infections attributed primarily to the unchecked spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus.

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By 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, U.S. COVID-19 cases totaled 39,115,924, and the nationwide death toll totaled 639,390, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The totals include nearly 200,000 new cases and almost 1,200 virus-related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures mark the third consecutive seven-day period during which 1 million new COVID-19 cases were reported. During the nation’s winter peak, the U.S. averaged 1 million new cases every four days, according to Johns Hopkins data.

India has recorded the second-highest nationwide cases with nearly 33 million, resulting in nearly 439,000 deaths, while Brazil has confirmed nearly 21 million cases but nearly 580,000 COVID-19 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins tally.

To date, 13 U.S. states have confirmed at least 1 million COVID-19 cases each, including:

  • California: nearly 4.4 million cases, resulting in nearly 66,000 deaths.
  • Texas: nearly 3.6 million cases, resulting in nearly 57,000 deaths.
  • Florida: more than 3.2 million cases, resulting in nearly 44,000 deaths.
  • New York: nearly 2.3 million cases, resulting in more than 54,000 deaths.
  • Illinois: more than 1.5 million cases, resulting in more than 26,000 deaths.
  • Georgia: nearly 1.4 million cases, resulting in nearly 23,000 deaths.
  • Pennsylvania: more than 1.3 million cases, resulting in more than 28,000 deaths.
  • Ohio: more than 1.2 million cases, resulting in nearly 21,000 deaths.
  • North Carolina: more than 1.2 million cases, resulting in more than 14,000 deaths.
  • New Jersey: nearly 1.1 million cases, resulting in nearly 27,000 deaths.
  • Michigan: nearly 1.1 million cases, resulting in nearly 22,000 deaths.
  • Tennessee: more than 1 million cases, resulting in more than 13,000 deaths.
  • Arizona: more than 1 million cases, resulting in nearly 19,000 deaths.

Fifteen other states have reported at least half a million cases, including Indiana, Virginia, Missouri, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Alabama, Louisiana, Minnesota, Colorado, Kentucky, Washington and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, another eight states have reported fewer than half a million cases but more than 300,000 cases, including Maryland, Utah, Arkansas, Mississippi, Iowa, Nevada, Connecticut and Kansas.

Click here to see CNN’s complete state-by-state tracker.

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