Worldwide COVID-19 cases inch toward 2 million; US accounts for 29% of all cases

Posted at 8:03 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 22:24:26-04

The worldwide count of all confirmed COVID-19 cases has almost reached 2 million as of Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

There are currently 1,919,913 confirmed cases. Johns Hopkins University estimates that 448,000 have recovered, but those numbers are not as clear as some of those who recovered go uncounted.

Out of the nearly 2 million cases, more than one fourth are from the United States.

As of Monday evening, the estimated worldwide death toll of COVID-19 is 119,483. The US death toll is 23,529, according to Johns Hopkins University.

New York City has become the worldwide epicenter of the virus, with 7,349 deaths reported there.