COVID-19 Update: US and Global Cases, Deaths, and Recoveries as of August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020

How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US? How many people have been tested? Get your daily COVID-19 update here.

How many cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the US?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, August 21, 2020 at 11:27 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 5 584 154 confirmed cases
• 174 442 deaths
• 1 947 035 recoveries

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 653 6372. Florida: 593 286
3. Texas: 579 892
4. New York: 428 512
5. Georgia: 246 741

Deaths: New York has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 32 861 reported fatalities, followed by New Jersey with 15 932 deaths, and California with 11 837.

Recoveries: Texas leads in recoveries from COVID-19 with 431 960 people who have recovered, followed by North Carolina with 127 749 recoveries and Louisiana with 118 120.

Tests administered: California leads in number of persons tested with 10 227 966 people tested, followed by New York with 7 353 387 people tested, and Texas with 4 547 069 people tested.

How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed globally?

Globally, there have been 22 734 522 confirmed cases, 794 721 deaths, and 14 580 080 recoveries.
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