COVID-19: Death toll in US soars past 20,000
According to CDC's update as of April 12, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 525,704*^ cases, including 20,486 deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions.
* 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.
^ Numbers updated Saturday and Sunday are not confirmed by state and territorial health departments. These numbers will be modified when numbers are updated on Monday.
According to CDC's weekly COVIDView update, a total of 4,001 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-associated hospitalizations were reported by COVID-NET sites between March 1, 2020, and April 4, 2020. The overall cumulative hospitalization rate was 12.3 per 100,000 population, with the highest rates in those aged 65 years and older (38.7 per 100,000) followed by adults aged 50-64 years (20.7 per 100,000). Hospitalization rates for COVID-19 in older people are higher than what is typically seen early in a flu season.
Meanwhile, based on death certificate data available on April 9, 2020, 6.9% of all deaths occurring during the week ending April 4, 2020 (week 14) had COVID-19 listed as a cause of death, 7.2% had pneumonia (excluding deaths involving COVID-19 or influenza) listed as a cause of death, and 0.6% had influenza listed as a cause of death. The weekly percentage of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased each week since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. The percentage of deaths due to pneumonia (excluding deaths involving COVID-19 or influenza) decreased during week 14 compared to week 13.
Updates from state health departments
According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 12, there were 188,694 cases and 9,385 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state. Of those fatalities reported, 8,257 (88%) had at least one comorbidity.
The case count in New York city stood at 103,208 , accounting for 55% of the total case count in the state.
The State Department of Health added that 461,601 persons had been tested in the state to date.
As of April 12, 1 p.m, there have been 61,850 cases of COVID-19 and 2,350 deaths reported in the state.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 25,475 cases and 756 deaths reported in the state as of April 12. There were 2,235 people being hospitalized.
Michigan reported a statewide total of 24,638 cases and 1,487 deaths as of April 12.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as of April 12, there were 22,833 cases and 507 deaths reported in the state .
Positive cases by age range to date:
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According to the California Department of Public Health, as of April 11, there were 21,794 positive cases and 651 deaths in California. Approximately 203,400 tests have been conducted.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,672 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 43 additional deaths on April 12.
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 3 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 5 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s.
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Kane County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
- Will County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 20,852 cases, including 720 deaths, in 86 counties in Illinois.
On April 12, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported that the state’s case total stood at 20,595 and there were 840 deaths.
There were 2,084 patients being hospitalized and 458 (22%) of these were on ventilators.
According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 12, there were 19,895 cases and 461 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state.
There were 2,672 people being hospitalized.
States with case count in the range of 10000 to 14999 (as of April 12)
States with case count in the range of 5000 to 9999 (as of April 12)
- Indiana: On April 12, Indiana Health Department updated a total of 343 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
- Virginia: The Virginia Department of Health reported two additional deaths on April 10 in residents of Shenandoah and Piedmont districts, and two additional deaths on April 11 in residents of Lenowisco and Southside districts.
States with case count in the range of 2500 to 4999 (as of April 12)
- North Carolina
- South Carolina: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on April 12 reported 2 additional deaths in an elderly of Charleston County and a middle-aged individual of Greenville County; both had underlying medical conditions.
- Rhode Island: On April 12, RIDOH reported seven additional COVID-19 deaths of individuals in their 60s (two people), 70s (two people), 80s (two people), and 90s (one person), bringing total fatalities to 63.
States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2499 (as of April 12)
- Washington D.C.: The District on April 12 reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths in three male residents in their 50s-70s, bringing the death toll to 50.
- Delaware: On April 10, 9 elderly persons (60s-90s) from New Castle and Sussex counties had passed away due to COVID-19. One additional death was reported in a 96-year-old female long-term care resident from Sussex County on April 11. On April 12, two female residents of a long-term care facility in Sussex County (33 years old and 88 years old) had succumbed to COVID-19 . All of the deceased had underlying health conditions.
- Iowa: On April 10, IDPH reported two additional deaths in Linn County. On April 11, IDPH reported three additional deaths in residents of Crawford, Johnson and Madison Counties. On April 12, seven additional deaths were reported in 6 Linn County residents and a Washington County resident. All of the deceased were above 60 years old.
- Oregon: On April 10, Oregon health authority reported four additional COVID-19 deaths in four men (above 69 years old) from Multnomah County. On April 11, three additional deaths were reported in three individuals above 80 years old from Yamhill, Multnomah and Josephine Counties. On April 12, the fifty-second COVID-19 death was reported in an 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County. All of the deceased had underlying medical conditions.
- New Mexico: The Department of Health, on April 10, reported two additional COVID-19 deaths in two males from Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties. On April 11, an additional death was reported in a male in his 70s from San Juan County. On April 12, six additional deaths were reported in a male in his 50s from Doña Ana County, a female in her 70s from Cibola County and four persons in their 90s from Bernalillo and San Juan Counties. All fatal cases reported had underlying medical conditions.
States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of April 12)
- New Hampshire
- Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Health Department confirmed a total of 44 COVID-19 deaths in the state on April 12.
- Nebraska: DHHS reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on April 10, bringing the statewide total to 17. The deceased were a man and woman in their 70s from Central District.
- South Dakota
- Vermont: On April 10, Governor Phil Scott extended Vermont’s State of Emergency through May 15.
- West Virginia
States with case count in the range of 100 to 499 (as of April 12)
- Hawaii: On April 10, the State Health Department reported two additional deaths in an older woman from Honolulu and an elderly male hospitalized at Maui. On April 11, the ninth COVID-19 death was reported in a woman over 65-years old.
- North Dakota: Local health department reported three deaths in a man in his 70s from Stark County on April 10, and a woman in her 70s from Cass County on April 11, and a man in his 50s from Ward County on April 12. All of them had underlying health conditions and acquired COVID-19 through community spread.
- Alaska: On April 11, DHSS reported an additional death in a 73-year-old female from Fairbanks; this brings the total deaths in Alaska to eight.
- Guam: Guam Joint Information Center announced on April 11 the fifth COVID-19 related fatality in a 79-year-old woman.
States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 12)
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