April 9, 2020

COVID-19: Cases in US near 400,000

According to CDC's update as of April 8, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 395,011* cases, including 12,754 deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions.

Breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Travel-related : 1,864
  • Close contact: 8,203
  • Under investigation: 384,944

* 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 from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 8, there were 149,316 cases and 6,268 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 10,453 new cases and 779 new deaths from the preceding day. Of those fatalities reported, 5,424 (86.5%) had at least one comorbidity.

The case count in New York city stood at 81,803 - an increase of 4,927 cases from the preceding day.

The State Department of Health added that 365,153 persons had been tested in the state to date.

New Jersey

As of April 8, 1 p.m, there have been 47,437 cases of COVID-19 and 1,504 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 3,021 new cases and 272 additional deaths from April 7.


Michigan reported an additional 1,376 cases and 114 deaths, as of April 8, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 20,346 cases and 959 deaths.


On April 8, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported that the state’s case total stood at 17,030 - an increase of 746 cases from the preceding day. There were 652 deaths reported - an increase of 70 deaths.

There were 1,983 patients being hospitalized and 490 (25%) of these were on ventilators.

The Louisiana Department of Health has extended its Emergency Order to align with the Governor’s Executive Order that has been extended to April 30.


According to the California Department of Public Health, as of April 7, there were 16,957 positive cases and 442 deaths in California. This is an increase of 1,092 cases and 68 deaths from the preceding day. Approximately 168,800 tests have been conducted.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,588 new cases and 77 new deaths reported in the state on April 8, bringing the statewide total to 16,790 cases and 433 deaths. There were 1,583 people being hospitalized.

Distribution of cases according to age:

  • ≤19 years of age: 363
  • 20-29 years of age: 2,195
  • 30-39 years of age: 2,603
  • 40-49 years of age: 2,649
  • 50-59 years of age: 3,204
  • 60-69 years of age: 2,398
  • 70-79 years of age: 1,529
  • ≥ 80 years of age: 1,847
  • Unknown: 2


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, April 8, that there were 1,680 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 16,239. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 70 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 309.


According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 8, there were 15,698 cases and 323 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state.

There were 2,082 people being hospitalized.


On April 8, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,529 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 82 additional deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 4 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 8 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 12 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 10 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s,
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s

Stark county is now reporting a case. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 15,078 cases, including 462 deaths, in 78 counties in Illinois.

States with case count in the range of 4000 to 14999 (as of April 8)

States with case count in the range of 1500 to 3999 (as of April 8)

States with case count in the range of 700 to 1499 (as of April 8)

  • Rhode Island: On April 8, Dr. Alexander-Scott announced five additional COVID-19 associated fatalities in their 70s-90s, bringing total COVID-19 associated fatalities on the island to 35.
  • Washington D.C.: The District on April 8 reported five additional COVID-19 related deaths in a 52-year-old male and four female residents in their 60s-90s, bringing the death toll to 27.
  • Kentucky
  • Oregon: On April 8, Oregon health authority reported five additional COVID-19 deaths in five elderly persons in their 70s-90s from Multnomah and Yamhill Counties; all of them had underlying medical conditions.
  • Idaho
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa: On April 8, IDPH reported an additional death in an elderly adult (81+) from Linn County.
  • Delaware: On April 8, three additional deaths were reported in three elderly persons in their 70s-80s from New Castle and Sussex Counties; they had underlying health conditions and were hospitalized. 
  • Arkansas
  • Kansas
  • New Mexico: The Department of Health, on April 8, reported three additional COVID-19 deaths in two women and a man from Bernalillo County in their 80s-90s. All of them had underlying medical conditions.
  • New Hampshire: On April 8, DHHS announced five additional COVID-19 deaths in two males and two females from Hillsborough County and one male from Merrimack County. All of them were above 60 years of age.

States with case count in the range of 300 to 699 (as of April 8)

  • Puerto Rico
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • Nebraska: DHHS reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on April 8; the deceased were a man in his 50s from Lancaster County and a man in his 70s with multiple underlying health conditions from Madison County, bringing the state's death toll to 14.
  • West Virginia
  • Hawaii: On April 8, the State Health Department reported that a second Maui resident - a male over 65 years old - has passed away from COVID-19.
  • South Dakota
  • Montana

States with case count in the range of 100 to 299 (as of April 8)

  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming
  • Alaska: On April 8, DHSS reported an additional death in a woman aged 40-49 from Anchorage, bringing the total deaths from COVID-19 to seven, two of whom were out of state when they died. Alaska Public Health also provided an updated guideline for COVID-19 testing in Alaska.
  • Guam

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 8)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies
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