May 26, 2020

COVID-19: More than 15,000 additional cases reported in US

According to CDC's update on May 25, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,637,456* cases, including 97,669* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. The CDC noted that this represents an increase of 15,342 cases and 620 deaths compared to the update on May 24.

* As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths. This change was made to reflect an interim COVID-19 position statement issued by the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists on April 5, 2020. The position statement included a case definition and made COVID-19 a nationally notifiable disease.

A confirmed case or death is defined by meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19.

A probable case or death is defined by one of the following:

  • Meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19
  • Meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence
  • Meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID19

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on May 25, there were 362,764 cases and 23,488 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 1,249 cases and 97 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 49% of those additional cases with 608 new cases reported on May 25, bringing the city's total to 198,731 cases.

New Jersey

As of May 25, there have been 155,092 cases of COVID-19 and 11,144 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 938 cases and 11 deaths from May 24.

Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,713 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 31 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 30, 1 male 30, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 3 males 90s
  • La Salle County: 2 male 60s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Union County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 112,017 cases, including 4,884 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois.

California

As of May 24, there were 94,558 positive cases and 3,795 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 1,848 cases and 21 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Massachusetts

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 596 new cases and 44 new deaths reported in the state on May 25, bringing the statewide total to 93,271 cases and 6,416 deaths. There were 2,132 cases being hospitalized and there were 576 (27%) cases currently in intensive care unit.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, May 25, that there were 473 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 68,186. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

There were 5,139 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 15 new deaths.

Texas

As of May 25, there were 55,971 cases and 1,527deaths of COVID-19 reported in Texas - an increase of 623 cases and 8 deaths compared to the preceding day. COVID-19 cases are now reported in 228 counties out of 254 counties in the state.

States with case count in the range of 20000 to 54999 (as of May 25)

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 19999 (as of May 25)

States with case count in the range of 6000 to 9999 (as of May 25)

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 5999 (as of May 25)

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of May 25)

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of May 25)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of May 25)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies