July 7, 2020

COVID-19: Total cases in US increase by more than 44,000; California reports over 11,000 new cases

According to CDC's update on July 6, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 2,886,267* cases, including 129,811* 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 44,361 cases and 235 deaths compared to the update on July 5.

* 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 COVID-19

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on July 6, there were 397,649 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 518 cases from the preceding day. 

New York City accounted for 48% of those additional cases with 247 new cases reported on July 6, bringing the city's total to 217,216 cases.

On July 6, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated that the state recorded 9 additional deaths, bringing the current death toll to 24,913; there were 817 hospitalizations, of which 170 were in intensive care unit. 

California

According to the California Department of Public Health, as of July 5, there were 271,684 positive cases and 6,337 deaths in California - an increase of 11,529 cases and 6 deaths compared to the preceding day. Los Angeles county recorded 115,133 cases and 3,454 deaths - accounting for 42% and 55% of the total cases and deaths in the state respectively.

Florida

As of July 6, there were 206,447 cases and 3,880 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - this represents 6,336 new positive COVID-19 cases and 48 additional deaths compared to the preceding day. 

Texas

On July 6, there were 5,318 additional cases and 18 additional deaths of COVID-19 in Texas, bringing a total of 200,557 positive cases and 2,655 deaths reported in the state. COVID-19 cases are now reported in 247 counties out of 254 counties in the state.

New Jersey

As of July 6, there have been 173,611 cases of COVID-19 and 15,229 deaths reported in the state - an increase of 209 cases and 18 deaths from the preceding day. 

Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on July 6 announced 614 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 additional confirmed deaths, bringing total cases to 147,865 and total deaths to 7,026 in 102 counties in Illinois. The deceased were from:

  • Champaign County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 90

Massachusetts

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 163 new cases and 15 additional deaths reported in the state on July 6, bringing the statewide total to 110,137 cases and 8,198 deaths. There were 603 cases being hospitalized and there were 99 (16%) cases currently in intensive care unit.

Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) on June 6 updated that the statewide total stood at 101,441 cases and 1,810 deaths. This represents a rise of 3,352 cases and 1 new death compared to the day before. Maricopa County accounted for the highest number of cases and deaths in the state, reporting 64,915 cases (64%) and 881 deaths (49%).

The ADHS also announced that more than 62,000 of the 101,441 reported cases were in people younger than 44 years old and there were more than 3,200 COVID-19 inpatients and over 800 ICU patients in Arizona hospitals.

States with case count in the range of 50000 to 99999 (as of July 6)

States with case count in the range of 30000 to 49999 (as of July 6)

  • Indiana: On July 6, the Indiana Health Department updated that the statewide death toll stood at 2,505 (an increase of 5 over the previous day) and there were 193 probable deaths. 
  • Connecticut
  • South Carolina: DHEC reported 7 additional COVID-19 related deaths in the state on July 6, bringing total fatalities to 827. The deaths occurred in five elderly individuals from Beaufort (1), Chesterfield (1), Darlington (1), and Dillon (2) Counties, one middle aged individual from Horry County and a young adult from Georgetown County.
  • Alabama
  • Minnesota
  • Washington
  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi

States with case count in the range of 15000 to 29999 (as of July 6)

States with case count in the range of 5000 to 14999 (as of July 6)

  • New Mexico: New Mexico state health officials on July 6 reported 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19 in two men in their 60s-70s from Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the state is now 515.
  • Delaware: Governor John Carney on July 6 extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days.
  • Washington D.C: The District reported 2 additional COVID-19 related deaths in two women in their 70s and 90s on July 6; a total of 561 residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
  • Oregon
  • Puerto Rico
  • Idaho
  • South Dakota
  • New Hampshire: DHHS announced an additional death related to COVID-19 in a woman of age above 60 years from Rockingham County on July 6.

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 4999 (as of July 6)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 999 (as of July 6)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies