May 11, 2020

COVID-19: US confirms more than 26,000 new cases; New York investigates COVID-related illness in children

According to CDC's update on May 10, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,300,696* cases, including 78,771* 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 26,660 cases and 1,737 deaths compared to the update on May 9.

* 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

Numbers reported on Saturdays and Sundays are preliminary and not yet confirmed by state and territorial health departments. These numbers may be modified when numbers are updated on Mondays.

COVIDView update for Week 18, ending May 2, 2020

According to CDC's weekly COVIDView update, nationally, visits to outpatient providers and emergency departments (EDs) for illnesses with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 continued to decline and are below baseline nationally and in all regions of the country. Nationwide during week 18, 3.4% of emergency department visits captured in National Syndromic Surveillance Program were due to COVID-19-like illness (CLI) and 1.1% were due to influenza-like illness (ILI). This is the sixth week of decline in percentage of visits for ILI and the fifth week of stable or declining percentage of visits for CLI.

A total of 16,318 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-associated hospitalizations were reported by sites between March 1, 2020, and May 2, 2020. The overall cumulative COVID-19 associated hospitalization rate is 50.3 per 100,000, with the highest rates in people aged 65 years and older (162.2 per 100,000) and 50-64 years (79.0 per 100,000). Hospitalization rates are cumulative and expected to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

  • Hospitalization rates for COVID-19 in adults (18-64 years) are already higher than hospitalization rates for influenza at comparable time points** during the past 5 influenza seasons.
  • For people 65 years and older, current COVID-19 hospitalization rates are within ranges observed during comparable time points** in recent influenza seasons.
  • For children (0-17 years), COVID-19 hospitalization rates are much lower than influenza hospitalization rates during recent influenza seasons.

Based on death certificate data, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) decreased from 21.0% during week 17 to 10.6% during week 18 but remained above baseline. This is the third week during which a declining percentage of deaths due to PIC has been seen, but the percentage remains high compared with any influenza season. The percentage may change as additional death certificates for deaths during recent weeks are processed.

**Number of weeks since 10% of specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and influenza, respectively.

Updates from state health departments

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on May 10, there were 335,395 cases and 21,478 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state.

The case count in New York city stood at 184,417, accounting for 55% of the total case count in the state.

Meanwhile, at the press briefing on May 10, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State has notified 49 other states across the country of emerging cases of COVID-related illness in children. The State is currently investigating 85 reported cases in New York where children - predominantly school-aged - are experiencing symptoms similar to an atypical Kawasaki disease or a toxic shock-like syndrome possibly due to COVID-19. The illness has taken the lives of three young New Yorkers and an additional two deaths are currently under investigation.

New Jersey

As of May 10, there have been 138,532 cases of COVID-19 and 9,255 deaths reported in the state.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 77,793 cases and 4,979 deaths reported in the state as of May 10.

There were 3,128 cases being hospitalized and 810 were in ICU.


On May 10, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,656 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 57 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 2 males 20s, 2 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 5 females 60s, 9 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 5 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 unknown 90s, 1 male 100+
  • Kane County: 1 male 30s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 77,741 cases, including 3,406 deaths, in 98 counties in Illinois.


According to the California Department of Public Health, as of May 10, there were 66,680 positive cases and 2,745 deaths in California. Los Angeles county reported the highest number of cases in the state with 31,268 cases and 1,512 deaths - accounting for 47% and 55% of the statewide total cases and deaths respectively.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, May 10, that there were 1,295 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 56,611. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

The state also reported an increase of 19 new deaths today, bringing the statewide total to 3,707 deaths in Pennsylvania.


Michigan reported a statewide total of 47,138 cases and 4,551 deaths as of May 10. As of May 8, the cumulative total of recovered COVID-19 cases stood at 22,686.


As of May 10, the Florida Department of Health reported a total of 40,596 cases of COVID-19 among Florida and non-Florida residents, as well as 1,721 deaths among Florida residents. There were also 7,171 hospitalizations among residents.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 39999 (as of May 11)

States with case count in the range of 6000 to 9999 (as of May 11)

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 5999 (as of May 11)

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of May 11)

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of May 11)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of May 11)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agency