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According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering, over 36.4 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus. Criteria for diagnosis – through clinical means or laboratory tests – varied from country to country. However, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to a shortage of testing, many unreported cases, and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the extent of their outbreaks.
The United States is the most affected country, with over 7.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 212,716 deaths.
California has the largest number of cases of any state in the United States, with over 845,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 807,000 cases and over 726,000 cases, respectively.
More than 190 candidate vaccines for COVID-19 are monitored by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three trials. Of these 10 late-stage studies, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.