May 22, 2020

COVID-19: Total cases in US increase by close to 23,000

According to CDC's update on May 21, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,551,095* cases, including 93,061* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an additional 22,860 cases and 1,397 deaths compared to the update on May 20.

Twenty-nine jurisdictions reported more than 10,000 cases, 10 jurisdictions reported 5,001 to 10,000 cases, 8 jurisdictions reported 1,001 to 5,000 cases and 8 jurisdictions reported 1 to 1,000 cases of COVID-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

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.

State
Additional Cases (Deaths)
Total Cases
(Deaths)
as of May 21
May 18May 19May 20May 21
New York1,250
(110)
1,474
(114)
1,525
(133)
2,088
(107)
356,458
(23,083)
New Jersey1,705
(79)
974
(151)
1,386
(161)
1,073
(96)
151,472
(10,843)
Illinois2,294
(57)
1,545
(145)
2,388
(146)
2,268
(82)
102,686
(4,607)
Massachusetts1,042
(65)
873
(76)
1,045
(128)
1,114
(82)
90,084
(6,148)
California1,591
(41)
1,365
(32)
2,262
(102)
2,140
(106)
86,197
(3,542)
Pennsylvania822
(87)
610
(119)
746
(143)
980
(102)
65,392
(4,869)
Michigan773
(24)
435
(102)
659
(43)
501
(69)
53,510
(5,129)
Texas909
(11)
1,219
(22)
1,411
(50)
945
(21)
52,268
(1,440)
Florida854
(24)
502
(55)
527
(44)
1,204
(48)
48,675
(2,144)
Maryland958
(27)
1,784
(60)
777
(41)
1,208
(41)
43,531
(2,045)
Georgia731
(40)
572
(26)
946
(22)
862
(78)
40,663
(1,775)
Connecticut697
(41)
314
(23)
587
(57)
191
(53)
39,208
(3,582)
Louisiana277
(15)
329
(18)
278
(27)
1,188 **
(21)
36,504
(2,506)
Virginia752
(5)
1,005
(27)
763
(33)
1,229
(25)
34,137
(1,099)
Ohio531
(32)
498
(63)
484
(61)
731
(55)
30,167
(1,836)
Indiana477
(14)
450
(57)
569
(38)
662
(48)
29,936
(1,764)
Colorado264
(9)
280
(33)
315
(42)
394
(11)
23,191
(1,310)
North Carolina511
(2)
677
(30)
422
(11)
738
(14)
20,860
(716)
Washington178
(1)
200
(29)
160
(6)
146
(7)
19,117
(1,044)
Tennessee623
(3)
367
(4)
154
(4)
429
(4)
18,961
(313)

** Louisiana Department of Health announced 1,188 newly reported cases on May 21. Of those cases, 682 (62%) are from labs that are reporting for the first time, with cases stretching as far back as March 25.

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies