As of May 17, 2022, the state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases was California. Almost 83 million cases have been reported across the United States, with the states of California, Texas, and Florida reporting the highest numbers.
From an epidemic to a pandemic
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The term pandemic refers to multiple outbreaks of an infectious illness threatening multiple parts of the world at the same time. When the transmission is this widespread, it can no longer be traced back to the country where it originated. The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has now reached 521 million.
The symptoms and those who are most at risk
Most people who contract the virus will suffer only mild symptoms, such as a cough, a cold, or a high temperature. However, in more severe cases, the infection can cause breathing difficulties and even pneumonia. Those at higher risk include older persons and people with pre-existing medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease. People aged 85 years and older have accounted for almost 27 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States, although this age group makes up just two percent of the U.S. population
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