COVID-19: More than 2,500 additional fatalities reported in US
According to CDC's update on April 21, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 776,093* cases, including 41,758* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an increase of 29,468 cases and 2,675 deaths compared to the update on April 20.
*Total cases includes 3,396 probable cases and total deaths includes 5,352 probable deaths.
Updates from state health departments are as follows.
According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 21, there were 251,690 cases and 14,828 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 4,178 cases and 481 deaths from the preceding day.
New York City accounted for 60% of those additional cases with 2,519 new cases reported on April 21, bringing the city's total to 139,325 cases.
Meanwhile, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo also announced that elective outpatient treatments can resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of COVID-19 surge in the near term. The State Department of Health will issue guidance on resuming elective surgeries.
As of April 21, there have been 92,387 cases of COVID-19 and 4,753 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 3,581 new cases and 376 additional deaths from April 20.
There were 7,594 people being hospitalized where 1,501 (20%) were on ventilators, 1,002 (13%) under critical care and 945 (12%) under intensive care.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,556 new cases and 152 new deaths reported in the state on April 21, bringing the statewide total to 41,199 cases and 1,961 deaths. There were 3,872 cases (9%) being hospitalized.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, April 21, that there were 1,296 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 34,528. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There were also 360 new deaths reported among positive and probable cases, bringing the statewide total to 1,564.
As of April 20, there were 33,261 positive cases and 1,268 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 2,283 additional cases and 60 new deaths compared to the preceding day.
Los Angeles County accounted for 41% of the statewide total cases, reporting 13,787 cases and 49% of the statewide death toll with 617 deaths.
On April 21, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,551 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 119 additional deaths.
- Boone County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
- Carroll County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 9 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 10 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 9 females 70s, 14 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 17 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 5 males 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 90s
- Jackson County: 1 male 80s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Madison County: 1male 70s, 1 male 80s
- McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
- Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
- Woodford County: 1 female 70s
Hardin County is now reporting a case. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 33,059 cases, including 1,468 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois.
Michigan reported an additional 967cases and 232 deaths, as of April 21, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 32,967 cases and 2,700 deaths.
According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 21, there were 27,869 cases and 867 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state, representing an increase of 811 new cases and 44 deaths from the preceding day.
There were 4,226 people being hospitalized.
States with case count in the range of 10000 to 24999 (as of April 21)
- Ohio: Governor DeWine announced on April 21 that a new COVID-19 testing reagent has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the state’s testing capacity.
States with case count in the range of 5000 to 9999 (as of April 21)
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island: On April 21, RIDOH reported 16 additional COVID-19 associated fatalities, bringing Rhode Island's total fatalities to 171.
States with case count in the range of 2500 to 4999 (as of April 21)
- South Carolina: On April 21, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 11 additional deaths in elderly individuals from the following counties: Beaufort (3), Berkeley (2), Charleston (2), Clarendon (1), Colleton (1), Greenville (1), and Spartanburg (1); bringing the total fatalities to 135.
- Iowa: IDPH on April 21 reported four additional deaths in an older adult (61-80 years) from Polk County and three elderly adults (81+) from Linn and Polk Counties. IDPH also reported that 214 are currently hospitalized, and 1,293 have recovered.
- Washington D.C.: The District on April 21 reported seven additional COVID-19 related deaths in four women in their 60s-80s and three men in their 70s-80s, bringing the total to 112 deaths.
- Delaware: On April 21, 10 additional deaths were reported in three men in their 70s from New Castle County and seven women of age ranging from 32 to 103 years old from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. The statewide death toll to date is 82.
States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2499 (as of April 21)
- New Mexico: Department of Health on April 21 reported seven additional deaths in three women in their 70s-80s from Chaves and Bernalillo Counties, and four men in their 60s-90s from Bernalillo and McKinley Counties; all deceased had underlying health conditions. Total fatalities in New Mexico are now 65.
- Oregon: On April 21, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths in a 61-year-old woman in Washington County and two men of age 47 and 65 years old from Washington and Multnomah Counties; all deceased had underlying medical conditions.
- South Dakota
- Nebraska: On April 21, Nebraska DHHS announced six additional COVID-19 deaths in three Hall County residents in their 70s and 90s, a Seward County woman in her 50s, an Adams County woman in her 80s and a Douglas County resident. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state is 38.
- New Hampshire
- Puerto Rico
States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of April 21)
- West Virginia
- North Dakota
- Hawaii: The Hawaii Department of Health on April 21 reported two additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing death toll to 12. The deceased were two elderly men from O‘ahu and Maui; both had underlying health conditions.
States with case count in the range of 100 to 499 (as of April 21)
- Wyoming: Wyoming Department of Health confirmed four additional COVID-19 related deaths in four Fremont County residents on April 21.
States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 21)