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Rate of U.S. coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as of March 1, 2021, by state

As of March 1, 2021, the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 cases was North Dakota, followed by South Dakota. Over 28.6 million cases have been reported across the United States, with the states of California, Texas, Florida, and New York reporting the highest numbers of infections.

From an epidemic to a pandemic

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as 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. The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is almost 115 million, and it has affected over 210 countries and territories.

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.

Rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States as of March 1, 2021, by state

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Release date

March 2021


United States

Survey time period

as of March 1, 2021, 2:45 am ET

Supplementary notes

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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