When the new virus Sars-Cov-2 started from the Wuhan city, none of us would have thought that it could end up as a pandemic. On the front, this virus has similar symptoms to influenza and pneumonia, but it is much more dangerous and fatal than the mentioned viral illnesses.
If we take a look back at the previous year, a meme, “January, February, Lockdown, and December,” perfectly sums up 2020. We all have been counting days for things to get back to normal. On one hand, where this virus is causing a disastrous downturn to the global economy, it is also leaving the world in trauma as many are losing their loved ones, because of this out of the blue virus.
We cannot even get the idea of how many people have lost their battle against Sars-Cov-2 as the numbers are in the billions. Similar is the situation in the US. The question of how many people have died in the United States from the coronavirus has become very disturbing as the numbers are in the millions.
How many people have died in the United States from the coronavirus?
If we look at the current statistics, the reported number of active coronavirus cases is currently 26.6 million and the number of deaths caused by this severe respiratory syndrome is more than 451,000.
On one hand, we are worrying about when the World Health Organization will announce that the pandemic is over. On the other hand, we have got a warning by Michael Osterholm, who is an infectious disease expert, that a new strand of the virus, which was discovered in the UK is about to hit the US. According to him, this strand is relatively dangerous and fatal.
However, with the vaccine being available to the general public, he believes that everyone must receive at least one dose of the two-dose vaccine, so that when the crisis comes, we are prepared to tackle it.
Statistics of active COVID-19 cases and deaths from different states
According to the statistics, California has 3.37 million active cases and recorded 42,380 deaths. Texas stands at 2.45 million active cases and around 38,168 people have died so far. Florida has 1.74 million active cases and the recorded death toll is 27,018. New York has 1.44 million positive cases of Sars-Cov-2 with 43,687 deaths and Illinois has 1.14 million active cases and 21,420 deaths.
These five states have the most number of active coronavirus cases and deaths. Other states also have alarming numbers of active cases and deaths, but the above-mentioned five states outrank them.
As you take data from these statistics, know this is subject to change. The number may increase or decrease over time depending on the reports. However, things are getting normal as people are receiving the vaccine. It has not only helped in containing the spread, but it has also contributed in decreasing the numbers.
For example, in California, the researchers have seen a 32% decrease in new cases each day. In Texas, the recorded percentage is 18%, New York has shown a 12% decrease and Florida has also shown a 17% decrease.
The reason for stating the decreasing percentage of the top cities that have the most active cases and deaths is to let you all know that we may see the numbers in four or five figures, but the curve is also coming downwards, which shows the immense progress we have made over a few months.