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Total number of U.S. coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as of December 4, 2020, by state

As of December 4, 2020, the state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases was Texas. Over 14.1 million cases have been reported across the United States, with the states of California, Texas, Florida, and Illinois reporting the highest numbers.

From an epidemic to a pandemic

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The term pandemic refers to multiple outbreaks of an infectious illness threatening multiple parts of the world at the same time. When the transmission is this widespread, it can no longer be traced back to the country where it originated. Countries are gradually relaxing lockdown restrictions to minimize the risk of further waves of infection, but the number of cases worldwide continues to increase.

The symptoms and those who are most at risk

Most people who contract the virus will suffer only mild symptoms, such as a cough, a cold, or a high temperature. However, in more severe cases, the infection can cause breathing difficulties and even pneumonia. We are still learning about how COVID-19 affects people, but those at higher risk include older persons and people with pre-existing medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease. There is currently no specific treatment available; finding an effective medication to prevent infection is a public health priority.

Total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States as of December 4, 2020, by state

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Release date

December 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of December 4, 2020, 4:45 am ET

Supplementary notes

"Other" Includes cases repatriated from cruise ships and cases identified in veteran hospitals, the US military and federal prisons.

For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Statista's COVID-19 content is compiled from various sources. Although all of these sources are reliable, this may result in discrepancies in figures among different statistics, graphs, and charts.

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