Coronavirus Kills One American Every 60 Seconds

Novel coronavirus deaths in the U.S. have spiked in recent weeks, surpassing 152,000, including over 1,400 new deaths reported Thursday.

The latest U.S. daily death toll on July 30 was 1,465, according to data compiled by Worldometer. That means one American died nearly every 60 seconds (about every 58.9 seconds) on Thursday.

The country reported 7,404 total new deaths in the past week from July 24 to 30. That marks a more than 16.5 percent spike from the 6,352 total new fatalities recorded over the previous week from July 17 to 23.

The country's seven-day rolling average of daily new deaths rose consistently on a sharper incline from July 6, just after the Fourth of July holiday.

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The daily death toll mostly declined from early May through late June, with several peaks in between, before mostly increasing throughout July.

As of Thursday, the U.S. ranks fourth for most deaths per 100,000 people among the top 20 countries most affected by the outbreak, outranked by the U.K. in first place, followed by Peru and Chile, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The country ranks 10th worldwide for most deaths per 100,000 people among all countries with confirmed cases, outranked by several European nations including Spain, Italy, the U.K., Belgium and Sweden, as well as Peru and Chile, according to the latest report Thursday by Johns Hopkins University.

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The states with the largest number of fatalities to date include New York, which has seen 32,683 deaths, followed by New Jersey (15,809 deaths), California (9,026 deaths), Massachusetts (8,850 deaths) and Illinois (7,670 deaths) in the top five states with the highest death tolls, as of Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Florida and Texas, both of which have seen recent spikes in new cases, also rank among the top 10 states with the most COVID-19 deaths, each reporting around 6,500 confirmed deaths to date.

On Wednesday, Texas reported a record daily death count of 313, which is more than the nearly 300 total combined deaths reported following Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Rita.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the daily COVID-19 death toll in the U.S.

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Daily new reported deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. STATISTA

New infections continue to soar across the nation. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases rose on a sharper incline from mid-June through July 26 before starting to slightly decline after then.

The country's latest daily case count was reported to be 68,569 on July 30, which means nearly 48 people were infected every 60 seconds on Wednesday, according to Worldometer.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates U.S. states with more than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the past week.

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U.S. states reporting more than 100 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the past week. STATISTA

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and European Union.

COVID-19 cases in U.S. vs EU
The seven-day rolling averages of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and European Union. Getty Images

More than 17.3 million people across the globe have been infected since the virus was first reported in Wuhan, China, including over 4.4 million in the U.S. Over 10.1 million globally have reportedly recovered from infection, while over 673,400 have died, as of Friday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

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Pallbearers at a funeral carrying the casket of a police officer who died following novel coronavirus infection, pictured on May 14, 2020 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Getty Images
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