April 21, 2020

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

According to CDC's update on April 20, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 746,625* cases, including 39,083* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an increase of 25,995 cases and 1,881 deaths compared to the update on April 19.

*Total cases includes 1,696 probable cases and total deaths includes 4,752 probable deaths.

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 20, there were 247,512 cases and 14,347 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 4,726 cases and 478 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 50% of those additional cases with 2,370 new cases reported on April 20, bringing the city's total to 136,806.

New Jersey

As of April 20, there have been 88,806 cases of COVID-19 and 4,377 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 3,505 new cases and 175 additional deaths from April 19.

There were 6,986 people being hospitalized where 1,594 (23%) were on ventilators.

Massachusetts

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,566 new cases and 103 new deaths reported in the state on April 20, bringing the statewide total to 39,643 cases and 1,809 deaths. There were 3,804 cases (10%) being hospitalized. Average age of cases reported as hospitalized is 68.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, April 20, that there were 948 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 33,232. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

There were 92 new deaths reported among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 1,204.

Michigan

Michigan reported an additional 576 cases and 77 deaths, as of April 20, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 32,000 cases and 2,468 deaths.

Cumulative total of recovered COVID-19 cases was 3,237, as of April 17.

Illinois

On April 20, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,151 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 59 additional deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 6 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 10 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 2 females 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 80s
  • Jasper County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 unknown 50s, 1female 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 2 males 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 80s

Cass and White counties are now reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 31,508 cases, including 1,349 deaths, in 95 counties in Illinois.

California

As of April 19, there were 30,978 positive cases and 1,208 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 645 additional cases and 42 new deaths compared to the preceding day.

Los Angeles County accounted for 40% of the statewide total cases, reporting 12,299 cases and 50% of the statewide death toll with 600 deaths.

Florida

According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 20, there were 27,058 cases and 823 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state, representing an increase of 744 new cases and 49 deaths from the preceding day.

There were 4,000 people being hospitalized.

Louisiana

On April 20, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported that the state’s case total stood at 24,523 - an increase of 595 cases from the preceding day. There were 1,328 deaths reported - an increase of 32 deaths.

There were 1,794 patients being hospitalized and 332 (19%) of these were on ventilators.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 19999 (as of April 20)

States with case count in the range of 5000 to 9999 (as of April 20)

States with case count in the range of 2500 to 4999 (as of April 20)

  • Mississippi
  • Wisconsin: Governor Evers announced steps to increase COVID-19 testing capacity on April 20.
  • South Carolina: On April 20, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported four additional deaths in two elderly persons from Lancaster and Kershaw Counties, and two middle-aged persons from Edgefield and Clarendon Counties, bringing the total fatalities to 124.
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Iowa: IDPH on April 20 reported four additional deaths in three middle-aged adults (41-60 years) from Black Hawk, Linn and Mahaska Counties, and an elderly adult (81+) from Linn County. 
  • Kentucky
  • Washington D.C.: The District on April 20 reported nine additional COVID-19 related deaths in seven women of age between 54-83 years old, and two men of age 73 and 82 years old; bringing the total to 105 deaths. 
  • Delaware: On April 20, five additional deaths were reported in four women and a man above 60 years old from Kent and Sussex Counties; most of the deceased had underlying health conditions. The statewide death toll to date is 72.
  • Oklahoma

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2499 (as of April 20)

  • Minnesota
  • Kansas
  • Arkansas
  • New Mexico: Department of Health on April 20 reported three additional deaths in two men and a woman in their 70s-80s from Quay and San Juan Counties; all of them had underlying health conditions. Total fatalities in New Mexico are now 58.
  • Oregon: On April 20, Oregon Health Authority reported its 75th COVID-19 death in a 45-year-old man with underlying medical conditions from Marion County.
  • Idaho
  • South Dakota
  • Nebraska: On April 20, Nebraska DHHS announced five additional COVID-19 deaths in two women from Hamilton and Hall Counties in their 60s and 70s, and three men from Hall and Douglas Counties in their 40s-70s. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state is 33.
  • New Hampshire: DHHS announced an additional death related to COVID-19 in a Rockingham resident of age above 60 years old on April 20.
  • Puerto Rico: Local health department confirmed the 63rd fatality in a man from the Mayagüez region on April 20.

States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of April 20)

  • West Virginia: DHHR on April 20 reported four additional deaths in female residents in their 70s-80s from Monongalia and Jackson Counties, and two additional deaths in a 98-year-old woman from Wayne County and a 53-year-old man from Wood County, bringing the total fatalities to 26.
  • Maine
  • Vermont
  • North Dakota: Local health department reported three additional deaths in a man and two women of age above 70 years old with underlying health conditions on April 20. 
  • Hawaii

States with case count in the range of 100 to 499 (as of April 20)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 20)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies
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