U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 7.4 mln: Johns Hopkins University

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-05 04:34:19|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2020 shows people standing on a street in Portland, the United States. (Photo by Alan Chin/Xinhua)

U.S. COVID-19 cases hit 7 million on Sept. 25. This was a rise of roughly 400,000 in less than 10 days.

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 7.4 million on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

U.S. COVID-19 case count rose to 7,411,716, with the national death toll reaching 209,720, as of 3:23 p.m. local time (1923 GMT), according to the CSSE.

California reported 830,766 cases, the highest among all states. Texas and Florida both registered more than 700,000 cases, followed by New York state with more than 460,000 cases.

People have dinner at a restaurant in New York, the United States, Sept. 30, 2020. Starting on Wednesday, New York City (NYC) restaurants are allowed to reopen indoor dining as long they stay under 25% of maximum capacity and follow strict safety protocols. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Other states with over 200,000 cases include Georgia, Illinois, Arizona, North Carolina, New Jersey and Tennessee, according to the CSSE.

U.S. COVID-19 cases hit 7 million on Sept. 25.

By far, the United States remains the world's worst-hit nation, with the most cases and deaths, making up more than one fifth of the global caseload and death toll, respectively.