U.S. 100 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

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As the United States struggles with multiple viruses, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country surpassed 100 million on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The data indicated that the U.S. COVID-19 case count rose to 100,002,248 since the pandemic broke out almost three years ago, with a total of 1,088,218 deaths, as of 5:21 p.m. Eastern Time.

The tally from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization has not yet exceeded 100 million with 99,705,095 cases and 98,525,870 cases recorded respectively.

On the state level, California topped the caseload list, with more than 11.6 million cases, followed by Texas and Florida with confirmed cases of about 8.1 million and more than 7.3 million, respectively.

Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounted for about 70 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in the week ending December 17; BQ.1 was estimated to make up 30.7 percent of circulating variants, while BQ.1.1 was estimated to make up about 38.4 percent, according to the latest estimates of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The United States remains as the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with the world’s most cases and deaths, accounting for more than 15 percent of the global caseload and more than 16 percent of the global deaths.

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