Coronavirus case numbers in the United States: DECEMBER 17 update

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Data from the COVID tracking project on coronavirus cases, test results and more

How many novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were announced today?

The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer effort to compile federal and state data in regards to new COVID-19 cases, including number of positive and negative tests.

Here’s the latest data, updated on December 17:


Positive tests: 16,762,527

Negative tests: 175,347,176

Number of hospitalized patients: 113,090

Patient deaths: 298,823