The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has risen above 200,000 as of Tuesday.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been 200,477 confirmed deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, according to figures provided by Johns Hopkins University. Across the globe, there have been a total of 965,893 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The United States’ death toll to date accounts for 20.76 percent of the world’s total number of deaths. Brazil is the closet country to the United States and the only other with a death toll in the six figures with 137,272 deaths.
Arkansas Department of Health reported 12 new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,060. Arkansas’ death toll accounts for 0.53 percent of the country’s total.
There are also 149 probable deaths in Arkansas. Combined with the confirmed cases, the state’s death toll rises to 1,209.
Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 31,434,340 COVID-19 cases around the globe. The United States has the largest portion of cases with 6,884,032 cases or 21.90 percent of the globe total. India and Brazil have the second and third highest totals with approximately 5.5 million and 4.5 million, respectively.
In Arkansas, there have been 74,772 cumulative confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There have also been 67,519 recoveries in that time.
However, the state’s total cases, which includes both confirmed and probable cases, is higher. The cumulative total reported by the Health Department is 76,981.