The COVID-19 death toll has surpassed six million worldwide, according to March 7 data published by Johns Hopkins University.
JHU’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) says the COVID-19 death toll is now 6,005,755, with a total of 447,305,940 documented cases since the start of the pandemic.
According to JHU, the 28-day case count is the highest in Germany (4,750,069 cases), Russia (4,085,880 cases) and South Korea (3,622,014 cases).
The COVID-19 impact remains greatest in the United States, with 960,131 total US deaths reported and more than 79 million reported cases (or 23.9% of the total population of 332,403,650 Americans).
COVID-19 in the US
According to the CDC’s Covid Data Tracker, in the last seven days there have been 295,428 COVID-19 cases and 8,816 deaths in the United States, as of March 7, 2022.
Total cases continue to drop, with the 7-day moving average of daily new cases as of March 6, 2022 dropping 32% compared to the previous week (42,204 vs 62,266) and 65% from the average on Feb 19 (121,665).
While California (45,526), Texas (24,084), Florida (12,442) and North Carolina (14,610) reported the largest number of cases in the last week, when factoring in the number of cases per 100,000 population, Idaho (495 per 100k people), Montana (489.6), Alaska (285), and Maine (264.5) had the highest per capita infection rates.
Hospitalizations are also decreasing, with the 7-day average of 3,368 from Feb 27 to Mar 5, down from 4,911 the week prior and down from the peak 7-day average of 21,622 documented Jan 9 to Jan 15, 2022.
COVID-19 mortality was highest in California (1,361 reported deaths), Texas (893), and Georgia (466), with West Virginia and Oklahoma having the highest 7-day COVID-19 mortality rate per 100,000 people, 7.4 and 7.3 deaths, respectively.
According to JHU data, Los Angeles county (76,317 cases) and San Diego County (40,259 cases) have the highest 28-day case totals in the country.
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