These are the Major Coronavirus Hotspots in the U.S. Right Now

Coronavirus cases nationwide are approaching nearly 3 million, according to the latest report Wednesday from Johns Hopkins University.

The top five regions with the most number of confirmed cases to date are the Mid-Atlantic followed by the South Atlantic, East North Central, Pacific and West South Central regions, according to data compiled by the university.

Regional totals of confirmed cases range from over 144,300 to 668,000. There are currently nine states across various regions with more than 100,000 confirmed infections to date.

The Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic regions have each recorded over 600,000 total infections, with New York, New Jersey and Georgia each reporting around 100,400 to nearly 400,000 total cases to date.

While New York currently has the highest number of cumulative cases in the country, the state's daily case count has been dramatically declining from around May and reaching a plateau from around June.

The East North Central, Pacific and West South Central regions have each reported over 300,000 infections to date. California, Texas and Illinois are among the states with the highest totals in these regions, ranging from around 150,000 to 284,000 confirmed cases.

California and Texas have seen the closure of recently reopened bars following a spike in new infections reported in both states over the past few weeks.

The Mountain region in the western part of the U.S. has seen nearly 214,000 cases to date, with Arizona being the worst-hit state, reporting over 105,000 infections, the highest total in the region.

New cases in Arizona have been rising on a sharp incline from around June. On Friday, the state's intensive care units (ICUs) were reported to be at 91 percent capacity after nearly a quarter of virus tests conducted in the state came back as positive.

The New England, East South Central and West North Central regions have each seen over 100,000 infections to date, reporting from over 144,300 to 185,100 confirmed cases.

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An aerial view of a memorial service for George Floyd and other police killings on June 8, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, as demonstrations continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Getty Images

Below are the total confirmed cases in each state, as well as Washington, D.C., within different regions across the country.

Total confirmed cases: 668,013

  1. New York: 398,237
  2. New Jersey: 173,878
  3. Pennsylvania: 95,898

South Atlantic
Total confirmed cases: 601,530

  1. Florida: 213,794
  2. Georgia: 100,470
  3. North Carolina: 76,290
  4. Maryland: 70,396
  5. Virginia: 66,740
  6. South Carolina: 47,352
  7. Delaware: 12,414
  8. Washington, D.C.:10,569
  9. West Virginia: 3,505

East North Central
Total confirmed cases: 363,560

  1. Illinois: 149,574
  2. Michigan: 73,900
  3. Ohio: 58,904
  4. Indiana: 48,626
  5. Wisconsin: 32,556

Total confirmed cases: 334,288

  1. California: 284,012
  2. Washington: 37,420
  3. Oregon: 10,605
  4. Alaska: 1,180
  5. Hawaii: 1,071

West South Central
Total confirmed cases: 326,021

  1. Texas: 216,026
  2. Louisiana: 68,263
  3. Arkansas: 24,512
  4. Oklahoma: 17,220

Mountain region in the West
Total confirmed cases: 214,861

  1. Arizona: 105,094
  2. Colorado: 34,647
  3. Utah: 26,033
  4. Nevada: 23,785
  5. New Mexico: 13,727
  6. Idaho: 8,539
  7. Wyoming: 1,709
  8. Montana: 1,327

New England
Total confirmed cases: 185,151

  1. Massachusetts: 110,338
  2. Connecticut: 47,033
  3. Rhode Island: 17,154
  4. New Hampshire: 5,932
  5. Maine: 3,440
  6. Vermont: 1,254

East South Central
Total confirmed cases: 149,032

  1. Tennessee: 53,514
  2. Alabama: 45,785
  3. Mississippi: 32,214
  4. Kentucky: 17,519

West North Central
Total confirmed cases: 144,326

  1. Minnesota: 39,133
  2. Iowa: 32,153
  3. Missouri: 24,918
  4. Nebraska: 20,201
  5. Kansas: 16,860
  6. South Dakota: 7,163
  7. North Dakota: 3,898

The novel coronavirus, first reported in Wuhan, China, has spread to more than 11.8 million people across the globe, including over 2.9 million in the U.S. Over 6.4 million globally have reportedly recovered from infection, while over 544,800 have died, as of Wednesday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

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

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The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates countries with the most COVID-19 cases.

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A graphic provided by Statista shows the top ten countries with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of July 6. 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.

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A graph comparing newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe. Statista