COVID by the Numbers (2023)

The COVID tracker updates weekly. The data reflects what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting each week.

States do not all report data in the same way or with the same frequency. For the most current information about COVID where you live, check your state's public health department website.

  • Global Cases: 755,385,709
  • Global Deaths: 6,833,388
  • U.S. Cases: 102,736,819
  • U.S. Deaths: 1,110,364

As of February 11, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there have been 102,736,819 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.

California has over 12 million cases, followed by Texas with over 8 million, and Florida with over 7 million.

At a per capita level, the daily average of new cases in the last week was highest in Alabama and Tennessee.

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Since the start of the pandemic, 1,110,364 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. In the last week, Florida reported the highest number of new deaths with 341, followed by California with 294.

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COVID-19 patterns vary widely depending on community behaviors, including whether or not people are wearing masks and practicing social distancing. For a look at how a state's cases and deaths in the past week stack up to cases and deaths since the start of the pandemic, see the chart below.

The current total cases and deaths in each state since the beginning of the pandemic and in the last 7 days.COVID by the Numbers (3)

As of July 28, the CDC is providing data on the level of community transmission in each state. The CDC is recommending that people living in areas with substantial and high levels of transmission return to wearing masks, even if they are fully vaccinated.

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The current level of COVID-19 community transmission in each state.COVID by the Numbers (4)

How Does the CDC Get the Data?

Each state and the U.S. territories report certain information about COVID-19 to the CDC every day. A lot of this data actually is collected and reported at the county level. Even when there is not a pandemic, there are certain infectious diseases that states always need to report, meaning that most public health departments are aware of the need to collect and share data with the CDC.

That said, the COVID-19 pandemic has demanded more from state health departments, and having to collect and report data on COVID cases, deaths, and transmission has not been easy for everyone.

All 50 states are reporting to the CDC, as well as specific jurisdictions. For example, New York City reports its own data separate from New York state.

What Information Do States Report?

States tell the CDC about how many cases of COVID-19 they have in the state, as well as how many people have died from COVID-19. States report the total number of cases since they started keeping track back in January (which includes both confirmed and probable cases—though not all jurisdictions report these figures) and the number of new cases and deaths reported within the last seven days.

Information about COVID-19 testing, hospitalizations, and the number of people who have recovered are also reported. In some cases, the data is presented as a percentage. In other cases, you might see the data displayed as “the rate per 1,000 people” within a given timeframe.

Since each state is not the same size, looking at the number of cases or deaths relative to how many people live in the state tells you more about the spread of the virus than simply looking at the raw data. A high number of cases in a state with a small population would mean something different than that same number of cases in a state that is three times as big.

States also report some information that is not accessible to the public; the restricted data contains more specific fields that could potentially compromise patient privacy. This data is more meant for public health officials and researchers.

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Some states provide data about how communities have been affected by COVID-19. For example, the CDC displays data that shows how often people are going out in certain parts of the country and relates this data on mobility to the level of virus transmission in those areas.

Some states also provide information about specific populations, such as healthcare workers and people who are pregnant.

How Accurate Is the Data?

The numbers reported to the CDC are as accurate as a state can provide, though they can change. While the numbers are updated daily, there are sometimes lags over the weekend or over holidays. Some states have a backlog of tests from weeks ago, meaning that the data reported is a little behind the current situation.

The totals that are reported sometimes include probable (or suspected) cases and deaths that have not been confirmed. However, some places do not report suspected cases or deaths—only those that have been confirmed. At some point, it might turn out that those cases were not related to COVID-19 after all, and these cases would be dropped from the report.

It’s also important to keep in mind that there are people who get COVID-19 and do not have symptoms. If they aren’t sick and do not realize that they were exposed, they are not likely to get tested. Unless states had the ability to do more widespread testing that included people without symptoms, it’s likely that they are undercounting the total number of COVID-19 cases because asymptomatic people are not included if they do not get a test.

In some circumstances, people who go to the emergency room for symptoms of COVID-19 might be diagnosed with another illness, like the flu or pneumonia. Data on ER visits that could be related to COVID-19 are not reported by all jurisdictions, however.

The data that is reported doesn’t look the same coming from all the different hospitals in the U.S. because healthcare systems do not code diagnoses in the same way. In some cases, the coding classification changes which could affect whether a case is counted as a COVID-19 case or not.

Similarly, deaths from COVID-19 might be missed if something like pneumonia is listed as the cause of death on a person’s death certificate or in a physician’s documentation rather than the death being attributed to COVID-19.

There are also situations where a person who is sick or has been exposed to someone with COVID does not seek care or does not have access to tests.

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It’s also possible that a state has counted cases or deaths that actually “belong” to another state’s totals. This can happen if someone lives in one state, travels to another, and gets COVID-19 while they are traveling.

Due to these factors, it’s normal for case and death numbers to change—in fact, they are changing constantly.

What Can I Tell About COVID-19 In My State By Looking At the Numbers?

There are several pieces of data to consider if you want to understand the COVID-19 situation where you live. While the most straight-forward numbers are the total case and death counts, these figures don’t give you the full story. When you’re looking at statistics, context is important.

It can be more helpful to look at how the number of cases compares to how many tests your state is doing. If your state is not testing many people, the number of positive cases will not really reflect how many people in your state likely have COVID-19.

It’s also important to remember that the total numbers—both in terms of testing and confirmed cases—are likely missing people who are asymptomatic. Remember that a person can have COVID-19 without getting sick, but they can still spread it to others without realizing it.

Additionally, looking at the totals from the beginning of the pandemic to the present doesn’t tell you the same information as looking at 7-day averages. You can get a better sense of how fast cases and deaths are rising by looking at how the numbers have changed in the last week as opposed to nearly a year.

If you’re looking at the number of deaths, remember that those numbers are slower to change than the total number of cases. There can be a “lag” between a rise in cases and a rise in hospitalizations or deaths because it takes some time for people to get sick.

Will the CDC Track How Many Vaccines States Are Giving?

The CDC has a program called VTrckS, which healthcare providers can use to order vaccines. This helps them track inventory and delivery, but is not specific to people receiving the vaccine. According to the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook, there is a plan for implementing a nationally coordinated effort to track and analyze vaccine data.

The information in this article is current as of the date listed, which means newer information may be available when you read this. For the most recent updates on COVID-19, visit our coronavirus news page.

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How many times can you get COVID? ›

Can you get Covid-19 twice? Yes, it is possible to get Covid-19 two, three or even more times. Covid reinfections have become more common because of the Omicron variant, and because immunity from previous infection and immunisation has reduced over time.

Are you still contagious with COVID-19 after 5 days? ›

Infectiousness usually begins to decrease after day 5, but this doesn't mean you can't spread the virus beginning on day 6. This is why it is SO important to wear a mask through day 10. Everyone's immune response is different, and we can spread the virus for different amounts of time.

How long does immunity last after COVID? ›

Health experts don't know how long immunity to COVID-19 will last after we're infected. Some reinfections involve the same strains. Previously known types of coronaviruses appear to trigger some immunity.

How likely is Covid after Covid? ›

After recovering from COVID-19, most individuals will have some protection from repeat infections. However, reinfections do occur after COVID-19. We are still learning more about these reinfections.

When is COVID most contagious? ›

People are thought to be most contagious early in the course of their illness. With Omicron, most transmission appears to occur during the one to two days before onset of symptoms, and in the two to three days afterwards. People with no symptoms can also spread the coronavirus to others.

Can dogs catch COVID? ›

The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals during close contact. Pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. The risk of pets spreading COVID-19 to people is low.

What is the best medicine for Covid cough? ›

Use medications containing guaifenesin, such as Robitussin, Mucinex, and Vicks 44E. keeping you from getting rest. Coughing is useful because it brings up mucus from the lungs and helps prevent bacterial infections.

How do you make Covid go away faster? ›

To care for yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Keep a daily routine, such as taking a shower and getting dressed.
  2. Take breaks from COVID-19 news and social media.
  3. Eat healthy meals and drink plenty of fluids.
  4. Stay physically active.
  5. Get plenty of sleep.
  6. Avoid use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

Can you be positive one day and negative the next Covid? ›

Unfortunately, yes—it is possible.

What is the latest Covid symptoms 2022? ›

Fever or chills. Cough. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Fatigue.

Why are some people immune to COVID? ›

It's possible to have genetic features that make you resistant to COVID infection. Researchers have noted this before with viral infections, like HIV. But there's still more research to be done in this area. Given the high rates of COVID infection, it's likely that there aren't many people who are immune.

Does having COVID protect you? ›

After having COVID-19, most people's bodies develop antibodies to help fight it off. These are special molecules made by the body's disease defense system, the immune system.

Can you get COVID three times? ›

“Every time someone gets infected and reinfected again, that gives the virus an opportunity to mutate,” Dr. Crum said. “In my clinic, I've seen lots of patients who have been infected with COVID three, four, five times.

Do antibiotics help with Covid virus? ›

Evidence-Based Answer. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is the most consistently studied antibiotic for use in treating patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus; it does not improve mortality after 28 days or affect the clinical course for hospitalized adults with COVID-19.

How long do antibodies stay in your system? ›

Antibodies may be remain in your blood for many months. These antibodies are thought to give some form of immunity to the COVID-19 virus. But there's currently not enough evidence to know how long the antibodies last.

How long after having Covid will you test positive? ›

After a positive test result, you may continue to test positive for some time after. You may continue to test positive on antigen tests for a few weeks after your initial positive. You may continue to test positive on NAATs for up to 90 days.

Can you test negative for Covid and still be contagious? ›

A negative result means it's likely you are not infectious. But a negative test is not a guarantee you do not have COVID-19 and there's still a chance you may be infectious. You should follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading the virus.

How long does long COVID last? ›

Many people feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer.

What can dogs eat that humans eat? ›

  • PEANUT BUTTER. Peanut butter is a healthy and safe treat for dogs to eat in moderate amounts. ...
  • CARROTS. Both raw and cooked carrots are safe for your dog to eat. ...
  • CHEESE. ...
  • CHICKEN. ...
  • SALMON. ...
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Why should you stay away from your pets if you have COVID? ›

The virus can spread from people to animals during close contact. More studies and surveillance are needed to understand how SARS-CoV-2 is spread between people and animals. People with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife.

What dog virus is going around 2022? ›

Dec. 9, 2022 – Flu season is a problem for more than humans. Veterinarians, animal shelters, and kennels are reporting outbreaks of canine flu in spots across the United States.

Is mucinex good for COVID? ›

Managing Cough and Shortness of Breath

Over-the-counter medications used for upper respiratory infections may help alleviate symptoms. Those medications include guaifenesin (Mucinex), pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), and dextromethorphan (Robitussin, Delsym).

Should I take a decongestant if I have COVID-19? ›

You may take an expectorant/cough suppressant combination as needed for cough and congestion. Take an antihistamine/decongestant combination for your allergy symptoms and congestion. If you have uncontrolled blood pressure, then you should avoid the decongestant component.

What helps COVID recovery? ›

Most people with coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19 feel better within a few weeks.
Treating a high temperature
  • get lots of rest.
  • drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your pee is light yellow and clear.
  • take paracetamol or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable.

Can COVID go away in 3 days? ›

Most people with COVID-19 get better within a few days to a few weeks after infection, so at least four weeks after infection is the start of when post-COVID conditions could first be identified. Anyone who was infected can experience post-COVID conditions.

What does COVID sore throat feel like? ›

Some people describe COVID sore throat as the most painful sore throat they've ever experienced. Others report a sore throat that isn't too different from one caused by a regular cold. Other COVID sore throat symptoms people notice include: Pain when swallowing or talking.

Do you feel worse day 7 of COVID? ›

After you test positive for COVID-19

Some people get worse again after they first start to feel a bit better. This usually happens about 7 to 10 days after their symptoms started. You might have mild symptoms and feel unwell for a short time before slowly starting to feel better.

Can you have Covid without a fever? ›

Can you have the coronavirus without a fever? Yes. A fever is one of the common symptoms of COVID-19, but you can be infected with the coronavirus and have a cough or other symptoms with no fever, or a very low-grade one — especially in the first few days.

When can I stop self isolating? ›

After your 7 days of self-isolation, you can go back to your normal activities. When you stop self-isolating, take extra care for another 3 days. You should: limit close contact with other people outside your household.

What is the first symptom of omicron? ›

SOURCES: BMJ: “Covid-19: Runny nose, headache, and fatigue are commonest symptoms of omicron, early data show.”

What are some symptoms of the new Delta variants of Covid? ›

Typically, vaccinated people are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms if they contract the delta variant. Their symptoms are more like those of a common cold, such as cough, fever or headache, with the addition of significant loss of smell.

What are the 3 new Covid symptoms? ›

On June 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added three symptoms to its COVID-19 list: Congestion/stuffy nose, nausea and diarrhea. Those three new conditions now join other symptoms identified by the CDC: Fever.

What is a Novid? ›

Stories of those who've somehow avoided the virus seem impossible to fathom now that three years have passed since it first started spreading around the world in early 2020. But for scientists, these so-called “super-dodgers,” or Novids, or COVID virgins, as some are calling them, are important research subjects.

What percentage of people are immune to COVID-19? ›

It's estimated that 94% of the population must be immune to interrupt the chain of transmission.

How long does COVID vaccine last? ›

We don't know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people.

How often can you catch COVID? ›

“In truth, anyone may test positive for COVID-19 any number of times.” Changing levels of antibodies. When you have COVID-19, antibodies may remain in your system for weeks or months. These antibodies may offer you some temporary protection from reinfection.

What is the death rate for second COVID infection? ›

They found that the fatality rate for those infected twice with Covid-19 was 0.11 percent, which was 1.79 times higher than the 0.06 percent reported for those infected once.

How long do COVID symptoms last if vaccinated? ›

Regardless of the variant, the duration of symptoms is shorter for those who received three doses of vaccines (Delta mean duration 8 vs. Omicron duration 4 days). Some people can present symptoms for weeks of months after their initial recovery.

What is the incubation period of COVID? ›

Rarely, symptoms appeared as soon as 2 days after exposure. Most people with symptoms had them by day 12. And most of the other ill people were sick by day 14. In rare cases, symptoms can show up after 14 days.

What is the best medicine for COVID cough? ›

Use medications containing guaifenesin, such as Robitussin, Mucinex, and Vicks 44E. keeping you from getting rest. Coughing is useful because it brings up mucus from the lungs and helps prevent bacterial infections.

Does Zpack help with COVID? ›

Randomised trials have found that azithromycin is not an effective treatment for patients who are admitted to hospital with COVID-19, either alone or in combination with hydroxychloroquine.

How long does fever last with COVID? ›

Fever: Coronavirus and flu both cause fever, but it's rare for the common cold. COVID-19 patients usually have a fever of 100 F or higher, while flu sufferers often experience fever of 100F to 102F that lasts three to four days. Headache: COVID-19 patients sometimes have headaches.

Can you get COVID twice? ›

Reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19 means a person was infected, recovered, and then later became infected again. After recovering from COVID-19, most individuals will have some protection from repeat infections. However, reinfections do occur after COVID-19.

How long after COVID exposure are you contagious? ›

By the 10th day after COVID symptoms begin, most people will no longer be contagious, as long as their symptoms have continued to improve and their fever has resolved. People who test positive for the virus but never develop symptoms over the following 10 days after testing are also probably no longer contagious.

Can you get COVID again within 90 days? ›

Studies suggest that reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 with the same virus variant as the initial infection or reinfection with a different variant are both possible; early reinfection within 90 days of the initial infection can occur.

Is it possible to be reinfected with COVID-19 if you already had it? ›

While many people assumed that getting infected meant higher protection from future encounters with the virus, the latest wave of COVID-19 cases shows that reinfections are becoming more common with newer variants—such as the XBB.1.5 subvariant of Omicron—contributing to second or even third infections.

Can you get Covid again within 90 days? ›

Studies suggest that reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 with the same virus variant as the initial infection or reinfection with a different variant are both possible; early reinfection within 90 days of the initial infection can occur.

Can you get COVID more than once if vaccinated? ›

It's also possible to get a breakthrough infection if you're fully vaccinated, though vaccination reduces your risk of severe symptoms, hospitalization and death. “Typically, viruses get smarter with time,” she says.

What is long Covid symptoms? ›

depression and anxiety. tinnitus, earaches. feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite. a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste.
The most common symptoms of long COVID are:
  • extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • shortness of breath.
  • loss of smell.
  • muscle aches.

Can you have COVID but test negative? ›

A negative COVID-19 test means the test did not detect the virus, but this doesn't rule out that you could have an infection. If you used an antigen test, see FDA instructions on repeat testing. If you have symptoms: You may have COVID-19, but tested before the virus was detectable, or you may have another illness.

Do air purifiers work for COVID? ›

When used properly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a home or confined space. However, by itself, a portable air cleaner is not enough to protect people from COVID-19.

What are Covid symptoms 2022? ›

All of the variants, including omicron BA.5, cause similar COVID-19 symptoms:
  • runny nose.
  • cough.
  • sore throat.
  • fever.
  • headaches.
  • muscle pain.
  • fatigue.

What is the incubation period for Covid? ›

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, most commonly has an incubation period of five days . In addition, about 97% of people who contract the virus will show symptoms within 11 days. That means most people who've been infected with the novel coronavirus will likely show symptoms within 11 days.

How soon can you get Covid after being exposed? ›

On average, symptoms showed up in the newly infected person about 5.6 days after contact. Rarely, symptoms appeared as soon as 2 days after exposure. Most people with symptoms had them by day 12. And most of the other ill people were sick by day 14.


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