The United States reached 2 million cases on June 11, 3 million on July 8 and 4 million on July 23, according to tracking by The Washington Post.
In terms of cases, India ranks third (2,153,010), and is followed by Russian Federation (885,718), South Africa (559,859), Mexico (480,278), Peru (471,012), Colombia (376,870), Chile (373,056), Iran (326,712), Spain (314,362), the United Kingdom (312,555), Saudi Arabia (288,690), Pakistan (284,121), Bangladesh (257,600), Italy (250,566), Argentina (246,499), Turkey (240,804), France (235,237), Germany (217,288), Iraq (150,115), Philippines (129,913), Indonesia (125,396), Canada (121,362) and Qatar (112,947), the CSSE figures showed.
The United States now has more than 162,000 deaths due to COVID-19. It has been slowly tapering off since then, to a seven-day average of around 54,000 per day. The U.S. also leads the world in deaths, with more 160,000. With more than 162,400 deaths, the US, with about 4% of the world's population, accounts for roughly 22% of the worldwide death toll from COVID-19.
The majority of the infected were observed in the US - 5.1 million people. At least 10,189 people have died of the virus in the state, where daily deaths have steadily increased since early July. No other country has reported as many cases. That would make COVID-19 the third-leading cause of death in the country in 2020. Many Americans have resisted wearing masks and social distancing. States like California and NY have imposed strict circumstances on when schools can allow students in the classroom.
The hardest-hit U.S. state of California reported 555,797 cases, followed by Florida with 526,577 cases, Texas with 497,900 cases and NY with 420,345 cases, the tally showed.
The spread of the coronavirus has slowed in NY, but continues in other major U.S. cities.