Data shown in the graph above are collected from the WHO and are intended for informational purposes only. The information could be incomplete and not up to date and is not independently verified. The data are shown in linear format. Keep in mind that these numbers show only the confirmed cases as reported by the authorities. They are also affected by the availability and quality of tests, the way testing is done, and the methodology that finds a test conclusively positive, all of which vary significantly by region.
The number of infected people in reality is higher to an unknown extent. In other words, the data show only the positive outcomes of tests done. This is due to the fact that the transmission rate of the SARS-CoV-2 is high but a significant percentage of people infected show no symptoms and thus rarely get tested.
The chart above demonstrates the top ten most affected states as shown by the number of total cases.