Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map U.S.: How to Find Out How Many Cases There Are in Your State

The U.S. is the epicenter of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, a virus which has spread to more than 2.1 million people in at least 185 countries and regions. The U.S. has more than 671,400 confirmed cases as of Friday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The Johns Hopkins University website lists the latest total count of COVID-19 cases for each country, region, or sovereignty in order from the area with the highest number of cases to the one with the lowest.

The number of cases for each state in the U.S. can be tracked by highlighting the U.S. tab in the list and clicking the right arrow icon at the bottom of the list. Use the left arrow to switch back to the global listing.

Virus figures on a more local level in the U.S. can be viewed on the interactive world map pictured at the center of the Johns Hopkins University website.

Clicking anywhere in the U.S. will open a small information box, which highlights the number of confirmed cases and deaths within that city.

More information on other COVID-19-related statistics can be found on the two panels along the right side of the website.

The first panel lists the total number of deaths in each country, listed from the highest figure to the lowest. The death counts in the U.S. are listed according to county.

Sunset Boulevard amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California
An aerial view of light traffic before sunset on the I-110 and SR-101 freeways and Sunset Boulevard amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

The number of people who have reportedly recovered from infection can be viewed by clicking on the right arrow icon at the bottom of the list (and using the left arrow to switch back to the death tolls).

The second panel to the right outlines the number of people who have been tested in the U.S., as well as the number of patients who have been hospitalized, according to state. Similar to the other lists, either figure for all the states can be viewed by using the left and right arrow icons at the bottom of the panel.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus, in a selection of states.

COVID-19 in NY, Washington, California
The graphic below, provided by Statista, shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus, in a selection of states.

The COVID-19 virus, which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has claimed the lives of more than 146,200 people. More than 554,200 recoveries have been reported around the world, as of Friday.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S.

Statista U.S. COVID-19 Cases
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the United States. Statista

Data on COVID-19 cases is from Johns Hopkins University unless otherwise stated.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advice on Using Face Coverings to Slow Spread of COVID-19

  • CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • A simple cloth face covering can help slow the spread of the virus by those infected and by those who do not exhibit symptoms.
  • Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items. Guides are offered by the CDC. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html)
  • Cloth face coverings should be washed regularly. A washing machine will suffice.
  • Practice safe removal of face coverings by not touching eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash hands immediately after removing the covering.

World Health Organization advice for avoiding spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Hygiene advice

  • Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Wash hands after coughing or sneezing; when caring for the sick; before, during and after food preparation; before eating; after using the toilet; when hands are visibly dirty; and after handling animals or waste.
  • Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your hands, nose and mouth. Do not spit in public.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue immediately and clean your hands.

Medical advice

  • Avoid close contact with others if you have any symptoms.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, to avoid potential spread of the disease to medical facilities and other people.
  • If you develop serious symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and contact local health authorities in advance.
  • Note any recent contact with others and travel details to provide to authorities who can trace and prevent spread of the disease.
  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 developments issued by health authorities and follow their guidance.

Mask and glove usage

  • Healthy individuals only need to wear a mask if taking care of a sick person.
  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Masks are effective when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning.
  • Do not touch the mask while wearing it. Clean hands if you touch the mask.
  • Learn how to properly put on, remove and dispose of masks. Clean hands after disposing of the mask.
  • Do not reuse single-use masks.
  • Regularly washing bare hands is more effective against catching COVID-19 than wearing rubber gloves.
  • The COVID-19 virus can still be picked up on rubber gloves and transmitted by touching your face.