COVID-19 Update: US and Global Cases, Deaths, and Recoveries as of October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020
Sydney Jennings
Sydney Jennings

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 surged in these 5 states, global cases topped 43 million, and more COVID-19 data to know about today, October 26, 2020.

Which US states are seeing a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases?

According to The New York Times COVID-19 database (which uses data from state and local health agencies), as of October 26, 2020 at 9:29 AM, EDT, the 5 states with the most cases in the last 7 days are:

1. Texas: 41 051
2. Illinois: 31 195
3. California: 30 950
4. Wisconsin: 25 740
5. Florida: 23 616

How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, October 26, 2020 at 12:24 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 8 653 595 confirmed cases
• 225 330 deaths
• 3 422 878 recoveries

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 906 918
2. Texas: 893 267
3. Florida: 782 013
4. New York: 495 464
5. Illinois: 378 958

Deaths: New York has the most deaths due to COVID-19 with 33 422 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 17 958 deaths, and California with 17 359.

Recoveries: Texas leads in recoveries from COVID-19 with 755 095 people who have recovered, followed by North Carolina with 218 541 recoveries and Tennessee with 218 067.

Tests administered: California leads in number of persons tested with 17 787 885 people tested, followed by New York with 13 752 123 people tested, and Texas with 7 762 242 people tested.

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

Globally, there have been 43 215 856 confirmed cases, 1 155 914 deaths, and 29 023 225 recoveries.



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