April 28, 2020

COVID-19: Close to 30,000 additional cases reported in US

According to CDC's update on April 27, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 957,875* cases, including 53,922* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an increase of 29,256 cases and 1,463 deaths compared to the update on April 26.

*Total cases includes 4,999 probable cases and total deaths includes 6,142 probable deaths.

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 27, there were 291,996 cases and 17,303 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 3,951 cases and 337 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 56% of those additional cases with 2,231 new cases reported on April 27, bringing the city's total to 160,489 cases.

Meanwhile, at the press briefing on April 27, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the results of phase two of the state's antibody testing survey. The preliminary results show 14.9% of the population have COVID-19 antibodies. The preliminary results of phase one of the state's antibody testing survey released on April 23 showed 13.9% of the population have COVID-19 antibodies.

The Governor also announced the state is expanding its antibody testing survey starting April 27 to further determine the spread of infections among frontline workers and first responders.

New Jersey

As of April 27, there have been 111,188 cases of COVID-19 and 6,044 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 2,150 new cases and 106 additional deaths from April 26.

There were 6,407 people being hospitalized where 1,303 (20%) were on ventilators, 907 (14%) under critical care and 894 (14%) under intensive care.

Massachusetts

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,524 new cases and 104 new deaths reported in the state on April 27, bringing the statewide total to 56,462 cases and 3,003 deaths. There were 3,892 cases being hospitalized and there were 1,089 cases currently in intensive care unit.

Illinois

On April 27, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,980 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 50 additional deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 female 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 60s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 6 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Jasper County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 2 males 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 45,883 cases, including 1,983 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois.

California

As of April 26, there were 43,464 positive cases and 1,755 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 1,300 cases and 45 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, April 27, that there were 885 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 42,050. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

The state is also reporting 1,597 deaths - an increase of 47 deaths from the preceding day.

Michigan

Michigan reported an additional 432 cases and 92 deaths, as of April 27, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 38,210 cases and 3,407 deaths.

Florida

According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 27, there were a total of 32,138 cases (Florida and non-Florida residents) and 1,088 deaths (Florida residents) of COVID-19 reported in the state, representing an increase of 610 new cases and 14 deaths from the preceding day.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 29999 (as of April 27)

  • Louisiana: The Louisiana Department of Health on April 27 updated that there were a total of 1697 deaths in the state, where 541 deaths were from nursing homes. In addition, Governor Edwards extended the Stay at Home Order until May 15.
  • Connecticut
  • Texas
  • Georgia: The Georgia Department of Public Health announced on April 27 that it partnered with CDC on COVID-19 antibody testing survey.
  • Maryland
  • Ohio
  • Indiana: On April 27, the Indiana State Department of Health reported a total of 844 deaths and 88 probable deaths related to COVID-19.
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Virginia

States with case count in the range of 5000 to 9999 (as of April 27)

  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Rhode Island
  • Missouri
  • Arizona: Governor Ducey, on April 27, announced the launch of the Arizona Testing Blitz with the goal of increasing COVID-19 testing statewide. 
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa: IDPH on April 27 reported 9 additional deaths in three older adults (61-80 years) from Dubuque and Black Hawk Counties, and six elderly adults (81+) from Bremer, Polk, Poweshiek and Washington Counties. IDPH also reported that 300 are currently hospitalized, and 2,021 Iowans have recovered.
  • South Carolina: On April 27, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported three additional deaths in elderly individuals from Clarendon (1), Florence (1), and Greenville (1) Counties, bringing the total fatalities to 177.

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 4999 (as of April 27)

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of April 27)

  • New Mexico: Five additional deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on April 27 - the deceased were five men in their 60s-80s from Cibola, Sandoval, San Juan and Socorro Counties. All of them were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. Total fatalities in New Mexico are now 104.
  • Oregon: On April 27, Oregon reported the 92nd COVID-19 death in a 91-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions from Washington County.
  • South Dakota
  • New Hampshire
  • Idaho
  • Puerto Rico
  • West Virginia: DHHR confirmed, in two respective reports, two additional deaths and one additional death in women from Jackson County in their 70s and 90s on April 27, bringing the total fatalities in the state to 37.
  • Maine

States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of April 27)

  • North Dakota: On April 27, the local Department of Health reported two deaths in men in their 80s from Cass County with underlying health conditions.
  • Vermont
  • Hawaii: DOH on April 27 reported the 16th death in an O Ľahu woman of age over 65 years old with underlying health conditions.

States with case count in the range of 100 to 499 (as of April 27)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 27)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies