As the Delta variant spreads, new daily cases of COVID-19 are on the rise once again in much of the United States.
Since the first known COVID-19 case was identified in the U.S. on Jan. 21, 2020, there have been a total of about 34,093,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States — or 10,421 for every 100,000 people.
In Texas, the infection rate is slightly higher than the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Texas on Feb. 12, 2020, there have been 3,039,980 total infections in the state — or 10,592 for every 100,000 people. Of all 50 states and Washington D.C., Texas ranks No. 30 by cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.
Though COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in Texas, deaths are not. So far, there have been 51,709 COVID-19 related deaths in Texas, or 180 for every 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 185 per 100,000 Americans.
Texas implemented strict measures early in the pandemic to help slow the virus’s spread. On April 2, 2020, Texas implemented a temporary statewide stay-at-home order to limit person-to-person contact.