April 3, 2020

COVID-19: Death toll in US passes 4,500

According to CDC's update as of April 2, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 213,144* cases, including 4,513 deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an increase of 27,043 new cases and 910 new deaths from the data reported on April 1.

* 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

On April 2, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed 8,669 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 92,381 confirmed cases in New York State. New York city reported 4,370 new cases (total cases at 51,809), followed by Suffolk County with 1,141 new cases (total cases at 8,746) and Nassau County with 1,033 new cases (total cases at 10,587). Meanwhile, Westchester County reported 884 new cases, bringing its total to 11,567.

According to the Governor, the death toll in the state stands at 2,373 deaths.

Governor Cuomo also announced the State Department of Health has approved Northwell's protocol allowing BiPAP machines to be converted into ventilators. The State has purchased 3,000 BiPAP machines and 750 machines are already in stock and will be distributed to hospitals.

New Jersey

As of April 2, 1 p.m, there have been 25,590 cases of COVID-19 and 537 deaths reported in the state. This was an increase of 3,335 new cases and 182 new deaths compared to the numbers reported on April 1.


As of April 2, 10 a.m, there were 10,791 COVID-19 cases and 417 deaths reported in Michigan - an increase of 1,457 new cases and 80 new deaths reported on Apirl 1. 

There have been 31,177 specimens being tested as of April 2.

The following table shows distribution of cases by age.

AgePercentage of Overall Cases by AgePercentage of Deceased Cases by Age
0 to 19 years1%0%
20 to 29 years9%1%
30 to 39 years13%2%
40 to 49 years17%7%
50 to 59 years20%12%
60 to 69 years18%20%
70 to 79 years13%25%
80+ years8%34%



As of April 1, 2020, there were 9,191 positive cases and 203 deaths in California - an increase of 1,036 additional cases and 32 additional deaths . Approximately 92,500 tests had been conducted. At least 32,944 results have been received and another 59,500 are pending.

According to the statewide case statistics by the California Department of Public Health, Los Angelese County has the highest number of cases at 3,502.


On April 2, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported 2,726 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 9,150 cases. There were 310 deaths reported (up from 273 deaths reported on the preceding day).

According to Gov. John Bel Edwards, the increase in COVID-19 cases appeared to be less a sign of new exponential growth and more a sign of a logjam from commercial labs.


According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 2, there were 9,008 cases and 144 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state. This was an increase of 1,235 new cases and 43 new deaths from the preceding day.

Of these cases, 8,694 positive cases were reported in Florida residents and 314 positive cases were in non-Florida residents; 1,167 people were hospitalized.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there were 1,228 new cases and 32 new deaths reported in the state on April 1, bringing the statewide total of cases to 8,966 and 154 deaths. Of these, 813 had been hospitalized.

The Department of Public Health added that tests had been conducted for a total of 56,608 individuals as of April 2.


On April 2, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 715 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 16 additional deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 2 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 90s

Logan, Macoupin, Mercer, Moultrie, and Piatt counties are now reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 7,695 cases, including 157 deaths, in 61 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

According to IDPH, 43,656 persons had been tested.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 2, that there were 1,211 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 7,016 in 62 counties. The department also reported16 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 90.

States with case count in the range of 2000 to 6999 (as of April 2)

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 1999 (as of April 2)

States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of April 2)

  • Idaho
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon: On April 2, Oregon health authority reported two additional deaths in a 61-year-old man in Washington County and a 91-year-old woman in Marion County - both with underlying medical conditions.
  • Kentucky: Governor Beshear recommended schools stay closed until May 1 on April 2. 
  • Minnesota
  • Arkansas
  • Rhode Island: Local department of health announced that COVID-19 testing is expanded to all symptomatic Rhode Islanders on April 2.
  • Washington D.C.: On April 2, the district reported one new COVID-19 related death, bringing the District’s total to 12.
  • Iowa: On April 2, IDPH reported two additional deaths in two older adults (61-80) in Linn County.
  • Kansas

States with case count in the range of 250 to 499 (as of April 2)

  • New Hampshire: DHHS on April 2 announced the fifth death related to COVID-19 in a male resident of Hillsborough County under the age of 60 years old with underlying medical conditions.
  • New Mexico: The Department of Health reported an additional death in a Bernalillo County resident in her 70s with multiple underlying medical conditions, bringing the total death toll to seven on April 2.
  • Delaware: On April 2, Delaware Division of Public Health announced an additional death involving a 75-year-old male from New Castle County with underlying health conditions.
  • Maine
  • Vermont: On April 2, Governor Phil Scott announced new preparation steps for a surge in COVID-19 cases.
  • Puerto Rico: Local department of health, on April 2, confirmed that the number of deaths from COVID-19 rises to 12.
  • Hawaii: On April 2, an adult from O‘ahu was reported to be the second death associated with COVID-19 in Hawaii. 
  • Nebraska: On April 2, Nebraska health department reported the sixth COVID-19 death in a Gage County resident in her 90s with underlying health conditions. 

States with case count in the range of 100 to 249 (as of April 2)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 2)


SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies
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