March 26, 2020

COVID-19: Death toll in US nears 1,000 as case count continues to climb

According to CDC's update at noon, March 26, the case count of COVID-19 in the US reported to CDC stands at 68,440* cases, including 994 deaths, in 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This is an increase of 13,987 new cases and 257 new deaths from those reported a day earlier. 

Breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Travel-related : 636
  • Close contact: 1,074
  • Under investigation: 66,730

* Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.

Updates by the state health agencies are included below.

New York

On March 25, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed 5,146 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 30,811 confirmed cases in New York State - a 20% increase from 25,665 cases reported on March 24.

Counties which reported new cases on March 25 are listed below:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

152

6

Broome

11

2

Chautauqua

1

1

Clinton

10

2

Columbia

12

1

Delaware

5

2

Dutchess

153

29

Erie

122

15

Essex

4

1

Franklin

1

1

Genesee

2

1

Herkimer

5

1

Madison

7

2

Monroe

118

22

Montgomery

4

1

Nassau

3,285

416

Niagara

12

1

NYC

17,856

2,952

Oneida

9

1

Onondaga

65

5

Ontario

9

2

Orange

638

140

Otsego

2

1

Putnam

84

17

Rensselaer

31

1

Rockland

968

297

Saratoga

64

4

Schenectady

55

9

Schoharie

2

1

Steuben

8

3

Suffolk

2,260

380

Sullivan

39

9

Ulster

65

18

Washington

4

1

Wayne

7

1

Westchester

4,691

800

 

New Jersey

As of March 25, 2 p.m, the New Jersey Department of Health reported an additional 727 new cases and 18 new deaths, bringing the total to 4,402 cases and 62 deaths of COVID-19.

Washington

According to the Washington State Department of Health, there were 2,580 cases and 132 deaths reported in the state as of March 25 at 6:20 p.m. - an increase of 111 new cases and 9 new deaths from March 24.

California

As of March 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there were a total of 2,535 positive cases and 53 deaths in California (including one non-California resident).

  • Community-acquired cases: 707 cases
  • Cases acquired through person-to-person transmission, travel (including cruise ship passengers), repatriation, or under investigation: 1,828 (this included 35 health care workers)

Ages of all confirmed positive cases:

  • Age 0-17: 37 cases
  • Age 18-49: 1,278 cases
  • Age 50-64: 638 cases
  • Age 65 and older: 562 cases
  • Unknown: 20 cases

Gender of all confirmed positive cases:

  • Female: 1,117 cases

  • Male: 1,389 cases

  • Unknown: 29 cases

Michigan

As of March 25, 2 p.m, there were 2,294 COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths reported in Michigan.

Detroit city has the highest case count at 705 and death toll at 12.

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 1999 (as of March 25)

  • Florida: On March 25, Florida Department of Health announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19 in Pasco and Sarasota counties and announced another death related to COVID-19 in Citrus County on the same day.
  • Illinois: On March 25, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced three new deaths; a Kane County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will County woman in her 50s.
  • Massachusetts: Massachusetts Public Health Department, on March 25, reported four more COVID-19 deaths of 3 males in their 70s-80s wherein two of them were with pre-existing conditions and one with unknown status, and a woman in her 70s with pre-existing conditions. 
  • Louisiana.
  • Georgia

States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of March 25)

  • Pennsylvania: Department of Health reported four new deaths, bringing the statewide death total to 11 on March 25. On the same day, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health expanded the “Stay at Home” order to Lehigh and Northampton Counties to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • Connecticut:
  • Tennessee
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
  • North Carolina: On March 25, North Carolina reported the state’s first COVID-19 associated deaths in a Cabarrus County resident in their 70s with underlying medical conditions.and a Virginia resident in their 60s who was traveling through North Carolina.

States with case count in the range of 300 to 499 (as of March 25)

  • Indiana
  • South Carolina
  • Maryland: At the press conference on March 25, Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced that the closure of all public schools in Maryland will be extended for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020.
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • Virginia: On March 25, the Virginia Department of Health reported the deaths of two female Peninsula residents in their 60s and 80s. Both recently became ill and were admitted to a local hospital where they died of respiratory failure.
  • Alabama: The Alabama Department of Public Health, on March 25, announced the first COVID-19 associated death of a Jackson County resident with underlying health problems and passed away in a facility outside the state of Alabama.  
  • Mississippi: On March 25, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported two deaths from COVID-19 - a Holmes County resident and a Webster County resident in their 60s-70s. Both were with underlying health conditions and died while hospitalized. Another two deaths were also reported on the same day in two elderly persons (between 75-90 years old) from Wilkinson County and Tunica County.
  • Missouri
  • Utah
  • Arkansas

States with case count in the range of 100 to 299 (as of March 25)

  • Minnesota
  • Oregon: Oregon Health Authority reported two more COVID-19 deaths in the state on March 25. The deceased aged between 73-80 - both had underlying medical conditions. 
  • Washington D.C.: On March 25, DC Health announced the third COVID-19 related death in a 75-year-old female with underlying health conditions. On March 25, Mayor Bowser and DC Health published information on COVID-19 testing in the District, including new locations for drive-through and walk-up testing by hospitals and health providers.
  • Kentucky: On March 25, Gov. Beshear announced the fifth death in the state in a 75-year-old male from Jefferson County.
  • Oklahoma: The state reported two additional deaths in two males on March 25. 
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Kansas
  • Vermont
  • Idaho: On March 25, Governor Little issued a statewide stay-home order and signed the extreme emergency declaration.
  • Delaware
  • New Mexico: The New Mexico Department of Health, on March 25, reported the first death in the state in an Eddy County resident in his late 70s.

States with case count in the range of 50 to 99 (as of March 25)

States with case count in the range of 10 to 49 (as of March 25)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies