The omicron variant brought new daily cases of COVID-19 to all time highs in the United States. Though omicron appears to have peaked, the virus is still spreading.
Since the first known COVID-19 case was identified in the U.S. on Jan. 21, 2020, there have been a total of about 79,501,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States — or 24,300 for every 100,000 people.
In New York, the infection rate is far higher than the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in New York on Mar. 1, 2020, there have been 4,998,338 total infections in the state — or 25,577 for every 100,000 people. Of all 50 states and Washington D.C., New York ranks No. 21 by cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.
Just as COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in New York, so too are deaths. So far, there have been 67,365 COVID-19 related deaths in New York, or 345 for every 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 298 per 100,000 Americans.
New York implemented strict measures early in the pandemic to help slow the virus’s spread. On Mar. 22, 2020, New York implemented a temporary statewide stay-at-home order to limit person-to-person contact.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of April 7, 2022.
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