April 7, 2020

COVID-19: Death toll in US jumps by more than 1,000

According to CDC's update as of April 6, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 330,891* cases, including 8,910 deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an increase of 26,065 new cases and 1,294 new deaths from the data reported on April 5.

Breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Travel-related : 1,600
  • Close contact: 6,332
  • Under investigation: 322,959

* 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, as of April 5, there were 130,689 cases and 4,758 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 8,658 new cases and 599 new deaths from April 4. The case count in New York city stood at 72,181.

The State Department of Health added that 320,811 persons had been tested in the state as of April 5.

New Jersey

As of April 6, 1 p.m, there have been 41,090 cases of COVID-19 and 1,003 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 3,585 new cases and 86 additional deaths from April 5.


Michigan reported an additional 1,503 cases and 110 deaths, as of April 6, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 17,221 cases and 727 deaths.

There have been 41071 specimens being tested as of April 6.


On April 6, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported that the state’s case total stood at 14,867 - an increase of 1,857 cases from the preceding day. There were 512 deaths reported - an increase of 35 deaths.

There were 1,809 patients being hospitalized and 563 (31%) of these were on ventilators.


There were 14,336 positive cases and 343 deaths in California as of April 6 - an increase of 898 cases and 24 deaths from the preceding day. Approximately 143,800 tests have been conducted.

According to the statewide case statistics by the California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County remains the county with the highest number of cases at 5,892 cases.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there were 1,337 new cases and 29 new deaths reported in the state on April 6, bringing the statewide total to 13,837 cases and 260 deaths. Of these, 1,241 were hospitalized.


According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 6, there were 13,629 cases and 254 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state.

There were 1,719 people being hospitalized.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed, as of 12:00 a.m., April 6, that there were 1,470 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 12,980 in 65 counties. The department also reported 12 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 162.


On April 6, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,006 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 5 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 5 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 2 males 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s

Jefferson and Wabash counties are now reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 12,262 cases, including 307 deaths, in 73 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 10999 (as of April 6)

States with case count in the range of 1500 to 2999 (as of April 6)

States with case count in the range of 700 to 1499 (as of April 6)

  • Oklahoma
  • Idaho
  • Oregon: On April 6, Oregon health authority reported Oregon’s 28th and 29th COVID-19 deaths in a 93-year-old male in Washington County and a 70-year-old female in Marion county, - both had underlying medical conditions.
  • Washington D.C.: The district reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths on April 6 in two female residents in their 60s. 
  • Rhode Island
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa: On April 6, IDPH reported three additional deaths in one older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County and two elderly adults (81+) from Tama County.
  • Arkansas
  • Kansas
  • Delaware: An additional death was reported in an 84-year-old male from Kent County who had underlying health conditions on April 6. 
  • New Hampshire

States with case count in the range of 300 to 699 (as of April 6)

  • New Mexico: On April 6, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the public health emergency order to April 30. In addition, the Department of Health reported on April 6 two additional COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico in two male residents of McKinley County in their 40s and 60s; both had underlying medical conditions.
  • Vermont: Vermont Department of Health updated the COVID-19 testing sites for Vermonters on April 6. 
  • Puerto Rico: Local department of health, on April 6, confirmed that the number of deaths from COVID-19 has risen to 21.
  • Maine
  • Nebraska: On April 6, Douglas County Health Department reported its fourth COVID-19 death in a woman in her 70s with multiple comorbidities.
  • Hawaii: Hawaii reported the fifth fatality in a Maui man over 65-years-old on April 6.
  • West Virginia
  • Montana

States with case count in the range of 100 to 299 (as of April 6)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 6)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies
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