U.S. Coronavirus Hotspots—These Regions Have the Most Infections

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 5.4 million, according to the latest report Monday from Johns Hopkins University.

The regions with the most number of confirmed cases in the country are the South Atlantic followed by West South Central, Mid-Atlantic, Pacific and East North Central regions in the top five rankings. Each of these five regions have reported over 500,000 confirmed cases, according to data compiled by JHU.

Nearly a quarter (24.2 percent) of the country's total confirmed cases are in the South Atlantic region, which has over 1.3 million cases to date. There are 19 states across the country that have each reported more than 100,000 confirmed cases so far, according to JHU. The New England region reported the least number of cases to date, with a regional total of just under 207,500 confirmed infections.

U.S. regions with most COVID-19 cases (more than 500,000)

Source: Johns Hopkins University, as of August 17

  1. South Atlantic: nearly 1.31 million confirmed cases
  2. West South Central: nearly 794,400
  3. Mid-Atlantic: nearly 742,100
  4. Pacific: nearly 724,000
  5. East North Central: nearly 564,200

Below are the total confirmed cases in each state, as well as Washington, D.C., within different regions across the country. All case data below is from the latest report Monday by Johns Hopkins University. All population data below is from the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2019.

South Atlantic

Total confirmed cases: 1,307,032
Total population of region: 65,784,817

  1. Florida: 573,416 confirmed cases; state population: 21,477,737
  2. Georgia: 237,030; 10,617,423
  3. North Carolina: 144,952; 10,488,084
  4. Maryland: 100,212; 6,045,680
  5. Virginia: 106,687; 8,535,519
  6. South Carolina: 106,497; 5,148,714
  7. Delaware: 16,451; 973,764
  8. Washington, D.C.: 13,220; 705,749
  9. West Virginia: 8,567; 1,792,147

West South Central

Total confirmed cases: 794,319
Total population of region: 40,619,450

  1. Texas: 555,394; 28,995,881
  2. Louisiana: 137,918; 4,648,794
  3. Arkansas: 52,665; 3,017,804
  4. Oklahoma: 48,342; 3,956,971

Mid-Atlantic

Total confirmed cases: 742,033
Total population of region: 33,137,740

  1. New York: 425,508; 19,453,561
  2. New Jersey: 187,455; 8,882,190
  3. Pennsylvania: 129,070; 12,801,989

Pacific

Total confirmed cases: 723,897
Total population of region: 53,492,270

  1. California: 623,873; 39,512,223
  2. Washington: 67,461; 7,614,893
  3. Oregon: 23,262; 4,217,737
  4. Alaska: 4,259; 731,545
  5. Hawaii: 5,042; 1,415,872

East North Central

Total confirmed cases: 564,114
Total population of region: 46,902,431

  1. Illinois: 207,412; 12,671,821
  2. Michigan: 102,259; 9,986,857
  3. Ohio: 108,287; 11,689,100
  4. Indiana: 80,415; 6,732,219
  5. Wisconsin: 65,741; 5,822,434

Mountain region in the West

Total confirmed cases: 414,751
Total population of region: 24,854,998

  1. Arizona: 193,537; 7,278,717
  2. Colorado: 53,157; 5,758,736
  3. Utah: 46,652; 3,205,958
  4. Nevada: 61,305; 3,080,156
  5. New Mexico: 23,408; 2,096,829
  6. Idaho: 27,656; 1,787,065
  7. Wyoming: 3,286; 578,759
  8. Montana: 5,750; 1,068,778

East South Central

Total confirmed cases: 353,207
Total population of region: 19,176,181

  1. Tennessee: 133,708; 6,829,174
  2. Alabama: 108,433; 4,903,185
  3. Mississippi: 72,136; 2,976,149
  4. Kentucky: 38,930; 4,467,673

West North Central

Total confirmed cases: 269,005
Total population of region: 21,426,573

  1. Minnesota: 65,152; 5,639,632
  2. Iowa: 52,539; 3,155,070
  3. Missouri: 68,196; 6,137,428
  4. Nebraska: 30,372; 1,934,408
  5. Kansas: 33,885; 2,913,314
  6. South Dakota: 10,274; 884,659
  7. North Dakota: 8,587; 762,062

New England

Total confirmed cases: 207,496
Total population of region: 14,845,063

  1. Massachusetts: 123,593; 6,892,503
  2. Connecticut: 50,897; 3,565,287
  3. Rhode Island: 20,335; 1,059,361
  4. New Hampshire: 6,988; 1,359,711
  5. Maine: 4,168; 1,344,212
  6. Vermont: 1,515; 623,989
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Over 21.7 million people across the globe have been infected since the virus was first reported in Wuhan, China. Over 13.6 million have reportedly recovered from infection, while nearly 776,000 have died, according to the latest report Monday by Johns Hopkins University.

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