April 30, 2020

COVID-19: US case count increases by nearly 24,000

According to CDC's update on April 29, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,005,147* cases, including 57,505* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an increase of 23,901 cases and 2,247 deaths compared to the update on April 28.

* As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths.

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 29, there were 299,691 cases and 18,105 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 4,585 cases and 377 deaths from the preceding day.

Of the total fatalities reported, 16,061 (89%) of them had at least one commorbidity.

New York City accounted for 55% of those additional cases with 2,503 new cases reported on April 29, bringing the city's total to 164,841 cases.

Meanwhile, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced at a press briefing that 35 counties have been approved to resume elective outpatient treatments. The Governor previously announced that the state will allow elective outpatient treatments to resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of COVID-19 surge in the near term.

New Jersey

As of April 29, there have been 116,264 cases of COVID-19 and 6,770 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 2,408 new cases and 328 additional deaths from April 28.

There were 6,289 people being hospitalized where 1,327 (21%) were on ventilators, 946 (15%) under critical care and 865 (14%) under intensive care.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,963 new cases and 252 new deaths reported in the state on April 29, bringing the statewide total to 60,265 cases and 3,405 deaths. There were 3,856 cases being hospitalized and there were 1,011 cases currently in intensive care unit.


On April 29, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,253 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 92 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 3 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 8 females 60s, 10 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 3 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Jasper County: 1 male 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 100+
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 90s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 50,355 cases, including 2,215 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois.


As of April 28, there were 46,500 positive cases and 1,887 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 1,469 cases and 78 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Los Angeles county reported 573 new cases and 58 new deaths on April 28, accounting for 39% of the state's new cases and 74% of the state's new deaths. This brings the county's total cases and death toll to 21,029 and 1,000 respectively.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, April 29, that there were 1,102 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 44,366. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The state also reported an increase of 479 deaths on April 29, bringing the statewide total to 2,195 deaths. According to the department of health, these [additional] deaths have occurred over the last two weeks.


Michigan reported an additional 1,137 cases and 103 deaths, as of April 28, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 40,399 cases and 3,670 deaths.


According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 29, there were a total of 33,193 cases (Florida and non-Florida residents) and 1,218 deaths (Florida residents) of COVID-19 reported in the state, representing an increase of 347 new cases and 47 deaths from the preceding day.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 29999 (as of April 28)

  • Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Health updated that a total of 2,780 COVID-19 cases and 590 deaths have been reported among residents of nursing homes on April 29.
  • Texas
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Maryland: On April 29, Governor Hogan announced an expanded testing strategy and aggressive new actions to address outbreaks of COVID-19 at poultry processing plants and nursing homes in Maryland. 
  • Ohio
  • Indiana: On April 29, the Indiana State Department of Health reported a total of 964 deaths (an increase of 63 from the previous day) and 101 probable deaths related to COVID-19.
  • Virginia
  • Colorado
  • Washington: Governor Inslee announced additional guidance for the existing order on limiting non-urgent medical procedures on April 29.
  • Tennessee

States with case count in the range of 5000 to 9999 (as of April 29)

  • North Carolina
  • Rhode Island: RIDOH announced 12 additional COVID-19 associated fatalities on April 29, bringing total fatalities to 251.
  • Missouri
  • Arizona
  • Alabama
  • Iowa: IDPH on April 29 reported 12 additional deaths in a middle aged adult (41-60 years) from Linn County, three older adults (61-80 years) from Dubuque and Linn Counties, and eight elderly adults (81+) from Black Hawk, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Pottawattamie and Washington Counties. IDPH also reported that 323 are currently hospitalized, and 2,428 Iowans have recovered.
  • Mississippi
  • Wisconsin
  • South Carolina: On April 29, DHEC reported 6 additional deaths in elderly individuals in Beaufort (1), Berkeley (1), Clarendon (2), and Greenville (2) Counties. Five deaths occurred in middle-aged individuals in Clarendon (1), Florence (2), Greenville (1), and Richland (1) Counties. DHEC also conducted cross analysis of death certificates and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Through this data comparison, DHEC has identified 29 additional deaths associated with COVID-19 that had not been previously reported. This brings the statewide total to 232.

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 4999 (as of April 29)

  • Nevada
  • Delaware: On April 29, 7 additional deaths were reported in two women and five men from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties aged 63 to 87. Most of the deceased had underlying health conditions and two deceased were residents of long-term care facilities. The state’s current death toll is 144. 
  • Minnesota
  • Kentucky
  • Utah
  • Washington D.C.: The District on April 29 reported 15 additional COVID-19 deaths in eight women in their 60s to 80s, and seven men in their 50s (1) and 70s to 90s (6), bringing the total to 205 deaths. 
  • Nebraska: DHHS reported 13 additional COVID-19 related deaths in residents from Adam, Custer, Douglas, Hall and Hamilton Counties, bringing total fatalities to 68.
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • New Mexico: Two additional deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on April 29 - the deceased were McKinley and Sandoval residents in their 50s. Total fatalities in New Mexico are now 112. 
  • Arkansas

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of April 29)

  • Oregon: On April 29, Oregon reported the state’s 100th and 101st COVID-19 deaths in a 75-year-old man and a 71-year-old female from Multnomah County; both had underlying medical conditions. Oregon Governor also signed an executive order to allow measured resumption of non-urgent health care procedures. 
  • South Dakota
  • New Hampshire: DHHS announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19 in three women and three men above 60 years old from Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford Counties on April 29.
  • Idaho
  • Puerto Rico
  • West Virginia: DHHR confirmed two additional deaths in a Kanawha resident in his 80s and a Wayne resident in her 90s on April 29, bringing the total fatalities in the state to 40.
  • Maine
  • North Dakota

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of April 29)

  • Vermont: Governor Scott announced enhanced testing and contact tracing programs to quickly identify, contain and suppress outbreaks of COVID-19 on April 29.
  • Hawaii
  • Montana: On April 29, Governor Bullock outlined a framework to ramp up Montana’s testing capacity. 
  • Wyoming
  • Alaska
  • Guam: On April 30, Governor Guerrero signed the Executive Order (EO)2020-11 relative to the extension of the public health emergency until May 30, 2020.

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 29)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies