April 15, 2020

COVID-19: More than 22,000 fatalities in US

According to CDC's update on April 14, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 579,005* cases, including 22,252 deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. 

Breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Travel-related : 6,814
  • Close contact: 14,728
  • Under investigation: 557,463

* 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 update on April 14, there were 202,208 cases and 10,834 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 7,177 new cases and 778 new deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 52% of those additional cases with 3,702 new cases reported on April 14, bringing the city's total to 110,465.

New Jersey

As of April 14, 1 p.m, there have been 68,824 cases of COVID-19 and 2,805 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 4,240 new cases and 362 additional deaths from April 13.

There were 8,185 people being hospitalized where 1,626 (20%) were on ventilators.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,296 new cases and 113 new deaths reported in the state on April 14, bringing the statewide total to 28,163 cases and 957 deaths. Of these fatalities, 444 were reported in long-term care facilities.

[DPH noted, though, that there is day-to-day variability in cases reported by testing laboratories and no single day change is indicative of overall cases trends.]


Michigan reported an additional 1,366 cases and 166 deaths, as of April 14, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 27,001 cases and 1,768 deaths.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, April 14, that there were 1,146 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 25,345. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 60 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 584.


As of April 13, there were 23,338 positive cases and 758 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 990 additional cases and 71 new deaths compared to the preceding day.

Distribution of positive cases based on age is as follows:

  • 0-17: 2%
  • 18-49: 48%
  • 50-64: 27%
  • 65+: 23%

[According to the state department of health, Data feeds were incomplete on April 12 and therefore data on April 13 included some cases that were reported the preceding day.]


On April 14, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,222 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 74 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 3 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 unknown 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 4 males 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County; 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 female 100+

Clay County is now reporting a case. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 23,247 cases, including 868 deaths, in 88 counties in Illinois.


According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 14, there were 21,628 cases and 571 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state, representing an increase of 609 new cases and 72 deaths from the preceding day.

There were 3,050 people being hospitalized.


On April 14, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported that the state’s case total stood at 21,518 - an increase of 502 cases from the preceding day. There were 1,013 deaths reported - an increase of 129 deaths.

There were 1,977 patients being hospitalized and 436 (22%) of these were on ventilators.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 19999 (as of April 14)

States with case count in the range of 5000 to 9999 (as of April 14)

States with case count in the range of 2500 to 4999 (as of April 14)

  • Missouri
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin
  • South Carolina: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on April 14 reported 10 additional deaths in nine elderly from Aiken (1), Berkeley (2), Clarendon (2), Lancaster (1), Lexington (2) and Richland (1) counties; and a middle-aged individual from Horry County. Most of them had underlying medical conditions. 
  • Rhode Island: On April 14, RIDOH reported seven additional COVID-19 associated fatalities in residents in their 60s-80s, bringing the total fatalities on the island to 80. 
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2499 (as of April 14)

  • Utah
  • Kentucky
  • Oklahoma
  • Washington D.C.: The District on April 14 reported 15 additional deaths in 10 male residents between the age of 31-82 years old and 5 female residents in their 80s-90s, bringing the death toll to 67.
  • Delaware: On April 14, two additional deaths were reported in two female residents of Sussex and Kent County of age above 70, bringing the statewide death toll to 43.
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon: On April 14, Oregon Health Authority reported two additional deaths in a 71-year-old man in Multnomah County and an 88-year-old woman in Benton County; both had underlying medical conditions.
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • New Mexico: The Department of Health, on April 14, reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 in four female residents in their 60s and 90s, and a male resident in his 50s from Bernalillo, San Juan and Sandoval Counties. Most of them had underlying medical conditions.
  • New Hampshire: On April 14, DHHS announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19 in three male residents and a female resident of Hillsborough County; they were above 60 years of age.

States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of April 14)

  • South Dakota
  • Puerto Rico
  • Nebraska: On April 14, the 19th and 20th COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Nebraska. The deceased were 2 men in their 60s and 70s from Douglas and Loup Basin respectively; both had underlying conditions. 
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • West Virginia: Local health department reported the 10th COVID-19 associated death in a 62-year-old male from Marion County on April 14. 
  • Hawaii

States with case count in the range of 100 to 499 (as of April 14)

  • Montana
  • North Dakota: On April 14, the local health department reported an additional death in a man in his 80s from Morton County who had underlying health conditions.
  • Alaska: On April 14, DHSS reported an additional death in a 33-year-old female from Wasilla who had preexisting conditions, bringing the total deaths in Alaska related to COVID-19 to nine.
  • Wyoming
  • Guam

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 14)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies
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