April 17, 2020

COVID-19: More than 6,000 new fatalities reported in US

According to CDC's update on April 16, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 632,548* cases, including 31,071 deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an additional 27,158 cases and 6,489 deaths compared to the day before. 

Breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Travel-related : 6,814
  • Close contact: 14,728
  • Under investigation: 611,006

*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 i) meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19; or ii) meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence; or iii) meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID19.

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.

The 20 jurisdictions with the highest case counts, and their daily additional confirmed cases and deaths (in brackets) over the week are compiled as follows.

 

  StatesAdditional Cases (Deaths)
Total Cases (Deaths)
as of Apr 16
Apr 13Apr 14Apr 15Apr 16
 New York6,337
(671)
7,177
(778)
11,571 (752)8,505
(606)
222,284
(12,192)
 New Jersey2,734
(93)
4,240
(362)
2,206
(351)
4,287
(362)
75,317
(3,518)
 Massachusetts1,392
(88)
1,296
(113)
1,755
(151)
2,263
(137)
32,181
(1,245)
 Michigan997
(115)
1,366
(166)
1,058
(153)
1,204
(172)
29,263
(2,093)
 Pennsylvania 1,366
(17)
1,146
(60)
1,145
(63)
1,245
(60)
27,735
(707)
 California554
(36)
990
(71)
1,086
(63)
1,758
(69)
26,182
(890)
 Illinois1,173
(74)
1,222
(74)
1,346
(80)
1,140
(124)
25,733
(1,072)
 Florida1,124
(38)
609
(72)
891
(43)
821
(54)
23,340
(668)
 Louisiana421
(44)
502
(129)
433
(90)
581
(53)
22,532
(1,156)
 Texas422
(16)
718
(31)
868
(46)
963
(29)
16,455
(393)
 Georgia1,071
(38)
957
(44)
682
(52)
1,108
(41)
16,368
(617)
 Connecticut1,346
(48)
608
(69)
766
(197)
1,129
(103)
15,884
(971)
 Washington127
(8)
156
(25)
89
(26)
369
(16)
11,152
(583)
 Maryland711
(27)
536
(40)
560
(47)
752
(43)
10,784
(392)
 Indiana308
(7)
291
(37)
428
(49)
587
(41)
9,542
(477)
 Colorado388
(18)
250
(21)
339
(28)
395
(17)
8,675
(374)
 Ohio371
(21)
305
(50)
511
(37)
623
(28)
8,414
(389)
 Virginia473
(8)
424
(5)
329
(41)
389
(13)
6,889
(208)
 Tennessee302
(8)
213
(15)
256
(11)
183
(6)
6,262
(141)
 North Carolina296
(5)
208
(22)
99
(9)
342
(14)
5,465
(131)

 

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies
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