May 14, 2020

COVID-19: More than 21,000 new cases reported in US

According to CDC's update on May 13, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,364,061* cases, including 82,246* 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 21,467 cases and 1,426 deaths compared to the update on May 12.

* 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 13, there were 340,661 cases and 22,013 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 2,176 cases and 168 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 52% of those additional cases with 1,127 new cases reported on May 13, bringing the city's total to 187,250 cases.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated that the State is currently investigating approximately 102 reported cases in New York where children - predominantly school-aged - are experiencing symptoms similar to an atypical Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome, possibly due to COVID-19. Of these cases, 60% of the children displaying these symptoms tested positive for COVID-19 and 40% tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. Additionally, 71% of the cases have resulted in ICU admission, 19% of cases have resulted in intubation and 43% of the cases remain hospitalized.

New Jersey

As of May 13, there have been 141,560 cases of COVID-19 and 9,702 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 817 cases and 194 deaths from May 12.

There were 3,958 people being hospitalized where 898 (23%) were on ventilators and 1,157 (29%) under critical/intensive care.

Meanwhile, at the press briefing on May 13, Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli said the department of health was notified of 18 cases of systemic inflammatory response syndrome in children aged between 3 years old and 18 years old. These cases are all under investigation. Cases are reported in the counties of Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic Union and Warren. Of the ones that were reported and that the department has been able to investigate, four tested positive for COVID-19.


On May 13, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,266 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 54 additional deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 unknowns 70s, 8 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 5 females 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 79,007 cases, including 3,459 deaths, in 98 counties in Illinois.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,165 new cases and 174 new deaths reported in the state on May 13, bringing the statewide total to 80,497 cases and 5,315 deaths. There were 3,101 cases being hospitalized and there were 794 (26%) cases currently in intensive care unit.


As of May 12, there were 71,141 positive cases and 2,934 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 1,759 cases and 87 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Of those new cases and new deaths, 1,002 (57%) new cases and 44 (51%) new deaths were reported in Los Angeles County. This brings the total in the county to 33,281 cases and 1,613 deaths.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 13, that there were 707 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 58,698. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

As the department of health reconciled data from various sources, the state reported an increase of 137 new deaths on May 13, bringing the statewide total to 3,943 deaths in Pennsylvania. These deaths have occurred over the past several weeks.


Michigan reported an additional 370 cases and 40 deaths, as of May 13, bringing the statewide total to 48,391 cases and 4,714 deaths.

States with case count in the range of 20000 to 44999 (as of May 13)

  • Texas
  • Florida: Florida Department of Health on May 13 announced 48 additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,827. The deceased were from Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Duval, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Polk Counties.
  • Georgia
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • Louisiana
  • Virginia
  • Ohio: On May 13, Ohio announced the distribution of remdesivir statewide that was received from the federal government.
  • Indiana: Indiana Health Department updated that a total of 1,482 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the state (38 additional compared to the previous day) with 137 probable deaths on May 13.
  • Colorado: On May 13, the Colorado State UCG received an initial shipment of remdesivir to investigate its benefit in improving recovery in patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 19999 (as of May 13)

States with case count in the range of 6000 to 9999 (as of May 13)

  • Nebraska
  • South Carolina: On May 13, the local health department announced 7 additional deaths in 5 elderly individuals in Clarendon (2), Florence (1), Lexington (1), and Richland (1) Counties, and 2 middle-aged individuals in Greenville (1) and Marion (1) Counties, bringing the current fatalities to 362.
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky: Governor Beshear on May 13 reported 5 new deaths, raising the total to 326 COVID-19 deaths in the state; the deceased were five women in their 70s-90s from Adair, Boone and Marshall Counties.
  • Delaware: Public Health announced 10 additional deaths in three women and seven men aged 55 to 91 from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. All deceased had underlying health conditions, and five of them were residents of long-term care facilities. The current death toll is now 247. 
  • Utah
  • Washington D.C: The District reported 14 additional COVID-19 related deaths in six women in their 60s-90s and eight men in their 40s-80s; the total fatalities are now 350. Mayor Bowser on May 13 extended the District’s public emergency and public health emergency through June 8.
  • Nevada

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 5999 (as of May 13)

  • New Mexico: The Department of Health on May 13 reported 12 additional deaths in New Mexico, bringing the death toll to 231. The deceased were eight women in their 50s, 80s-100s from Bernalillo and San Juan Counties and four men in their 30s, 50s, 80s-100s from Bernalillo, McKinley and Sandoval Counties. Governor Grisham extended New Mexico’s emergency public health order through May 31.
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • South Dakota
  • Oregon: Oregon reported 4 new deaths, raising the state’s death toll to 134 on May 13. The deceased were three women and a man in their 90s-100s from Polk and Washington Counties; all of them had underlying medical conditions. OHA also announced the state’s first case of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome believed to be associated with COVID-19 infection. The case is a girl who had confirmed COVID-19. 
  • New Hampshire: DHHS on May 13 announced 8 additional deaths in six women in Hillsborough, Rockingham and Merrimack Counties and two men in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties. All deceased were aged above 60 years.

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of May 13)

  • Puerto Rico
  • Idaho
  • North Dakota: On May 13, local health department reported two additional deaths in two women in their 90s with underlying health conditions from Cass County.
  • Maine
  • West Virginia: DHHR confirmed an additional COVID-19 related death in a 70-year old male from Kanawha County on May 13, bringing total fatalities to 59. 

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of May 13)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of May 13)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies