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U.S. COVID-19 Cases Top 40 Million

The total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the United States (US) topped 40 million on Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, according to a Xinhua news report.

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US COVID-19 case count rose to 40,003,101, with a total of 648,935 deaths as of 3:21 p.m. local time (1921 GMT), showed the data.

California topped the state-level caseload list, with 4,421,247 cases.

Texas confirmed the second-most cases of 3,706,980, followed by Florida with 3,352,451 cases, New York with 2,304,955 cases, and Illinois with more than 1.5 million cases.

Other states with over 1 million cases include Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, and Arizona, according to the university's tally.

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The US remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with the world's most cases and deaths, making up more than 18 percent of the global caseload and nearly 14 percent of the global deaths.

US COVID-19 caseload reached 10 million on Nov. 9, 2020, crossed 20 million on Jan. 1, 2021, and exceeded 30 million on March 24,


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