May 28, 2020

COVID-19: US case count increases by more than 16,000

According to CDC's update on May 27, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,678,843* cases, including 99,031* 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 16,429 cases and 770 deaths compared to the update on May 26.

* 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 27, there were 364,965 cases and 23,643 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 1,129 cases and 79 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 59% of those additional cases with 667 new cases reported on May 26, bringing the city's total to 199,968 cases.

New Jersey

As of May 27, there have been 156,628 cases of COVID-19 and 11,339 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 864 cases and 148 deaths from May 26.

Illinois

On May 27, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,111 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 160 additional deaths.

  • Clinton County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 8 females 60s, 14 males 60s, 7 females 70s, 20 males 70s, 17 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 4 males 90s, 1 unknown 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 3 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 7 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Madison County: 1 unknown 70s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 50s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 114,306 cases, including 5,083 deaths.

California

As of May 26, there were 98,980 positive cases and 3,884 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 2,247 cases and 70 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Massachusetts

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 527 new cases and 74 new deaths reported in the state on May 27, bringing the statewide total to 94,220 cases and 6,547 deaths. There were 2,106 cases being hospitalized and there were 556 (26%) cases currently in intensive care unit.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, May 27, that there were 780 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 69,417. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

There were 5,265 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 113 new deaths.

Texas

As of May 27, there were 57,921 cases and 1,562 deaths of COVID-19 reported in Texas - an increase of 1,361 cases and 26 deaths compared to the preceding day. COVID-19 cases are now reported in 230 counties out of 254 counties in the state.

Michigan

There were 504 new cases and 68 new deaths reported in Michigan on May 27, bringing the statewide total to 55,608 cases and 5,334 deaths.

States with case count in the range of 30000 to 54999 (as of May 27)

  • Florida: Florida Department of Health announced 60 additional deaths from Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Lee, Madison, Manatee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties on May 27.
  • Maryland
  • Georgia
  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • Louisiana: The Louisiana Department of Health updated on May 27 that 13 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and one death of a young person have been reported in the state.
  • Ohio
  • Indiana: On May 27, the Indiana Health Department updated that the statewide death toll stands at 1,871 deaths (an increase of 21 over the previous day) and there were 159 probable deaths.

States with case count in the range of 15000 to 29999 (as of May 27)

States with case count in the range of 8000 to 14999 (as of May 27)

  • Rhode Island
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Missouri
  • South Carolina: DHEC reported 20 additional COVID-19 related deaths in the state on May 27, bringing total fatalities to 466. The deceased were 17 elderly individuals from Beaufort (1), Charleston (1), Colleton (2), Darlington (1), Fairfield (3), Florence (1), Horry (2), Lee (1), Orangeburg (1), Richland (3), and Spartanburg (1) Counties, and three middle-aged individuals from Beaufort (1), Colleton (1), and Lee (1) Counties. 
  • Kansas
  • Delaware: Delaware Public Health announced 9 new deaths in three women and six men of age ranging from 52 to 99 from New Castle and Sussex Counties; all deceased had underlying health conditions. In total, 344 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
  • Kentucky: Governor Beshear reported six new deaths in a 97-year-old woman and five men in their 70s-80s from Boone, Hopkins, Jefferson and Oldham Counties on May 27, raising the statewide death toll to 400.
  • Utah
  • Washington D.C: The District reported five additional COVID-19 related deaths in two women and three men in their 50s-70s, bringing total fatalities to 445.
  • Nevada

States with case count in the range of 4000 to 7999 (as of May 27)

  • New Mexico: The Department of Health on May 27 reported four additional deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico, bringing the death toll to 329. The deceased were a woman in her 80s and three men in their 20s, 50s and 60s from Bernalillo, McKinley, and San Juan Counties; most of the deceased had underlying health conditions. 
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • New Hampshire: DHHS announced nine additional deaths related to COVID-19 in four women and five men from Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties; all except one of the deceased were aged above 60 years.
  • Oregon

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 3999 (as of May 27)

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of May 27)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of May 27)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies