May 8, 2020

COVID-19: US case count rises by more than 25,000

According to CDC's update as of May 7, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,219,066* cases, including 73,297* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an additional 25,253 cases and 2,495 deaths compared to the day before.

Twenty-two jurisdictions reported more than 10,000 cases, 14 jurisdictions reported 5,001 to 10,000 cases, 11 jurisdictions reported 1,001 to 5,000 cases and 8 jurisdictions reported less than 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 7
May 4May 5May 6May 7
New York2,538
(226)
2,239
(230)
2,786
(952)
3,491
(231)
327,469
(20,828)
New Jersey1,525
(39)
2,324
(334)
1,297
(305)
1,745
(252)
133,635
(8,801)
Massachusetts1,000
(86)
1,184
(122)
1,754
(208)
1,696
(132)
73,721
(4,552)
Illinois2,341
(44)
2,122
(176)
2,270
(136)
2,641
(137)
70,873
(3,111)
California1,321
(39)
1,275
(63)
2,603
(95)
1,799
(92)
60,614
(2,504)
Pennsylvania825
(14)
865
(554)
888
(94)
1,070
(310)
52,915
(3,416)
Michigan196
(86)
447
(44)
657
(71)
592
(93)
45,646
(4,343)
Florida819
(20)
542
(72)
563
(68)
826
(61)
38,828
(1,600)
Texas784
(17)
1,037
(22)
1,053
(42)
968
(25)
35,390
(973)
Connecticut686
(120)
648
(77)
374
(85)
789
(79)
31,784
(2,797)
Georgia765
(63)
485
(49)
827
(32)
868
(25)
31,608
(1,352)
Louisiana333
(22)
323
(51)
403
(52)
253
(41)
30,652
(2,135)
Maryland946
(34)
709
(74)
1,046
(48)
1,211
(63)
29,374
(1,401)
Indiana574
(19)
526
(62)
837
(51)
633
(31)
22,503
(1,295)
Ohio560
(18)
495
(79)
607
(90)
555
(46)
22,131
(1,271)
Virginia821
(24)
764
(29)
N/AN/A21,570
(769)
Colorado272
(9)
457
(52)
466
(18)
541
(23)
18,371
(944)
Washington277
(7)
132
(21)
311
(8)
326
(21)
16,231
(891)
Tennessee394
(9)
119
(7)
248
(13)
158
(N/A)
14,096
(237)
North Carolina184
(8)
408
(22)
502
(25)
639
(30)
13,397
(507)

 

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies