US records 50,009,507 Covid cases and 7,97,916 deaths
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the US has crossed the 50 million mark for the total number of US COVID-19 cases.
The US remains the worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world’s most cases and deaths, making up more than 18 percent of the global caseload and more than 15 percent of the global deaths.
On Monday, the COVID-19 case count in the US rose to 50,009,507; with a total of 7,97,916 deaths, as of 2:22 p.m. local time (1922 GMT), the data showed.
California topped the state-level caseload list, with 5,169,348 cases. Texas confirmed the second most COVID-19 cases of 4,394,772, followed by Florida with 3,754,042 cases, New York with 2,854,057 cases, and Illinois with more than 1.9 million cases, Xinhua news agency reported.
Other states with over 1.2 million cases include Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arizona, and New Jersey, according to the tally.
US COVID-19 caseload reached 10 million on November 9, 2020, crossed 20 million on January 1, 2021, exceeded 30 million on March 24, and surpassed 40 million on September 6.
Cases of the Omicron variant had appeared on 1st Dec in the US. The Omicron variant has a high number of mutations that suggest that it is likely to spread more easily than the Delta variant, which still accounts for the vast majority of Covid cases in the U.S.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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