COVID-19 Update: US and Global Cases, Deaths, and Recoveries as of October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020
Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

US confirmed cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 8 million; global cases have reached 40 million. We summarize more of today's data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map.

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, October 20, 2020 at 10:24 AM, EDT, there have been:

• 8 217 952 confirmed cases
• 220 185 deaths
• 3 272 603 recoveries

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 880 449
2. Texas: 857 077
3. Florida: 756 727
4. New York: 485 279
5. Illinois: 350 744

Deaths: New York has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 33 366 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 17 483 deaths, and California with 16 992.

Recoveries: Texas leads in recoveries from COVID-19 with 729 762 people who have recovered, followed by North Carolina with 218 541 recoveries and Tennessee with 205 832.

Tests administered: California leads in number of persons tested with 17 042 408 people tested, followed by New York with 12 982 175 people tested, and Texas with 7 384 043 people tested.

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

Globally, there have been 40 489 201 confirmed cases, 1 119 620 deaths, and 27 747 459 recoveries.



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