200,000 COVID-19 deaths in context: Local & global virus stats

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpassed 200,000 midday Sept. 22, around seven months after the first known U.S. death was recorded.

The U.S. makes up 4 percent of the world's population, but more than 20 percent of all COVID-19 cases. The U.S. also has the highest total number of deaths worldwide, though a few countries in Europe and Latin America have seen more deaths per capita, reports The New York Times. Globally, at least 73 countries were seeing upticks in newly detected cases, as of Sept. 20. 

The below stats reflect data available as of 9:05 a.m. CDT Sept. 23.

National COVID-19 stats

Deaths: 200,818
Cases: 6,897,756
Recovered: 2,615,974

State with most deaths: New York (33,090)
State with most cases: California (793,795)
State with most recovered: Texas (613,896)

Worldwide COVID-19 stats

Cases: 31,657,870
Deaths: 971,915
Recovered: 21,778,926

Countries with most cases:
1. U.S. (6,897,756)
2. India (5,646,010)
3. Brazil (4,591,364)
4. Russia (1,117,487)
5. Colombia (777,537)

Countries/territories with fewest cases:
1. Western Sahara (10)
2. Holy See (12)
3. St. Kitts and Nevis (19)
4. Laos (23)
5. Grenada (24)

Countries with most COVID-19 deaths:
1. U.S. (200,818)
2. Brazil (138,105)
3. India (90,020)
4. Mexico (74,348)
5. United Kingdom (41,914)

Countries with fewest (zero) COVID-19 deaths:
Holy See
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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