Aaj TV

With the United States in the post-election political turmoil, the country is facing multiple challenges at the moment. The toughest battle though is still the Covid-19 and its devastating consequences on the public health and economic sectors.

In the last 24 hours, a staggering 233,513 new coronavirus cases and 3,738 new deaths were reported in the US. Both of these tallies were, by far, the highest in the world. It's no surprise as the country is the worst hit by the novel coronavirus among all the nations.

According to the website "Worldometers", the latest Covid-19 statistics of the US are as follows:

Total Cases: 21,586,561 
New Cases (last 24 hours): 233,513 

Total Deaths: 365,859  
New Deaths (last 24 hours): 3,738  

Total Recovered: 12,865,242

Active Cases: 8,355,460  

Although all states have reported thousands of coronavirus cases in the US, some states are hit quite severely by the flu bug. The five states that have found it toughest to thwart the spread of the viral disease in the last twelve months are as follows:

1) California --- 2,501,232 

2) Texas --- 1,868,949   

3) Florida --- 1,392,123     

4) New York --- 1,082,147 

5) Illinois --- 991,719