May 21, 2020

COVID-19: More than 23,000 new cases reported in US

According to CDC's update on May 20, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,528,235* cases, including 91,664* 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 23,405 cases and 1,324 deaths compared to the update on May 19.

* 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 20, there were 354,370 cases and 22,976 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 1,525 cases and 133 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 48% of those additional cases with 729 new cases reported on May 20, bringing the city's total to 194,550 cases.

New Jersey

As of May 20, there have been 150,399 cases of COVID-19 and 10,747 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 1,386 cases and 161 deaths from May 19.

As of May 20, there were 3,208 hospitalizations, 896 (28%) in intensive/critical care and 700 (22%) on ventilator.

Illinois

On May 20, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,388 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 147 additional deaths.

  • Clinton County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 3 males 30s, 1 female 40s, 4 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 4 males 50s, 7 females 60s, 19 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 1 unknown 70s, 9 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 10 females 90s, 5 males 90s, 1 male 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Grundy County: 1 unknown 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Union County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
  • Woodford County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 100,418 cases, including 4,525 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois.

Massachusetts

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,045 new cases and 128 new deaths reported in the state on May 20, bringing the statewide total to 88,970 cases and 6,066 deaths. There were 2,518 cases being hospitalized and there were 675 (27%) cases currently in intensive care unit.

California

As of May 19, there were 84,057 positive cases and 3,436 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 2,262 cases and 102 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, May 20, that there were 746 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 64,412.

There were 4,767 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 143 new deaths.

Michigan

Michigan reported an additional 659 cases and 43 deaths, as of May 20, bringing the statewide total to 53,009 cases and 5,060 deaths.

Texas

As of May 20, there were 51,323 cases and 1,419 deaths of COVID-19 reported in Texas. Cases were reported in 225 counties out of 254 counties in the state.

States with case count in the range of 20000 to 49999 (as of May 20)

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 19999 (as of May 20)

States with case count in the range of 6000 to 9999 (as of May 20)

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 5999 (as of May 20)

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of May 20)

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of May 20)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of May 20)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies