Coronavirus case numbers in the United States: March 5, 2021 update

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Data from the COVID tracking project on coronavirus cases, test results, vaccination rates 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. Data on vaccination comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here’s the latest data, updated on March 5:

Positive tests: 28,585,852

Negative tests: 79,685,561

Number of hospitalized patients: 44,172


Patient deaths: 510,408

Total vaccine doses distributed: 109,905,530

Patients who've received the first dose: 54,035,670

Patients who’ve received the second dose: 27,795,980