(Reuters) – The number of coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 7 million on Thursday, accounting for more than 20% of the world's total, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Midwest in September, according to Reuters.
The country's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 200,000 this week, the world's highest death toll from the virus. More than 700 people die from coronavirus in the United States every day.
California has emerged as the country's leader in incidence, registering more than 800,000 coronavirus cases, followed by Texas, Florida and New York. (see https://tmsnrt.rs/363tab5)
All states in the U.S. Midwest, with the exception of Ohio, have reported more coronavirus cases in the past four weeks compared to the previous four weeks, with South Dakota and North Dakota leading the way. South Dakota saw the largest percentage increase in incidence, at 166%, or 8,129 new cases of coronavirus, while North Dakota has doubled to 8,752 new cases of COVID-19, up from 4,243 in the same period in August.
Many coronavirus cases in these two states have been linked to the annual Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally, which attracts thousands of visitors each year.
(Anurag Maan and Roshan Abraham; Translated by Caleb Davis. Editor Anna Kozlova)