April 8, 2020

COVID-19: US records more than 12,000 fatalities

According to CDC's update as of April 7, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 374,329* cases, including 12,064 deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions.

Breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Travel-related : 1,669
  • Close contact: 6,847
  • Under investigation: 365,813

* Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 7, there were 138,863 cases and 5,489 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 8,174 new cases and 731 new deaths from the preceding day. Of those fatalities reported, 4,732 (86%) had at least one comorbidity.

The case count in New York city stood at 76,876 - an increase of 4,695 cases from the preceding day.

The State Department of Health added that 340,058 persons had been tested in the state to date.

New Jersey

As of April 7, 1 p.m, there have been 44,416 cases of COVID-19 and 1,232 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 3,326 new cases and 229 additional deaths from April 6.


Michigan reported an additional 1,749 cases and 118 deaths, as of April 7, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 18,970 cases and 845 deaths.

There have been 43,503 specimens being tested as of April 7.


On April 7, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported that the state’s case total stood at 16,284 - an increase of 1,417 cases from the preceding day. There were 582 deaths reported - an increase of 70 deaths.

There were 1,996 patients being hospitalized and 519 (26%) of these were on ventilators.


According to the California Department of Public Health, as of April 6, there were 15,865 positive cases and 374 deaths in California. This is an increase of 1,529 cases and 31 deaths from the preceding day. Approximately 157,800 tests have been conducted.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there were 1,365 new cases and 96 new deaths reported in the state on April 7, bringing the statewide total to 15,202 cases and 356 deaths. The DPH noted that the additional deaths reflected deaths that occurred over the weekend and the past 24 hours. There were 1,435 people being hospitalized.


According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 7, there were 14,747 cases and 296 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state.

There were 1,893 people being hospitalized.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 7, that there were 1,579 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 14,559. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 78 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 240.


On April 7, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,287 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 73 additional deaths.

  • Champaign County: 1 male 80s
  • Christian County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 30s, 3 females 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 1 unknown, 8 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 60s
  • Lake County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 70s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Winnebago County: 2 males 80s

Coles, Lawrence, Richland, and Shelby counties are now reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 13,549 cases, including 380 deaths, in 77 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

States with case count in the range of 4000 to 9999 (as of April 7)

States with case count in the range of 1500 to 3999 (as of April 7)

States with case count in the range of 700 to 1499 (as of April 7)

  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island: On April 7, Governor Raimondo extended the executive orders until May 8.
  • Washington D.C.
  • Idaho
  • Oregon: On April 7, Oregon health authority reported four additional COVID-19 deaths in Oregon in elderly female residents of Marion and Washington Counties in their 80s-90s; they all had underlying medical conditions.
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa: On April 7, IDPH reported an additional death in an elderly adult (81+) from Benton County.
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware: An additional death was reported in a 67-year-old male from Sussex County who had underlying health conditions and was hospitalized, bringing the total of Delawareans who succumbed to COVID-19 to 16. 
  • Kansas
  • New Mexico: The Department of Health, on April 7, reported an additional death in a Bernalillo County resident in his 30s; he had underlying medical conditions. 
  • New Hampshire: DHHS announced four additional COVID-19 deaths in four elderly persons above 60 years old from Hillsborough, Cheshire and Rockingham Counties on April 7.

States with case count in the range of 300 to 699 (as of April 7)

States with case count in the range of 100 to 299 (as of April 7)

  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming
  • Alaska: On April 7, Alaska Governor and DHSS issued an update to Health Mandate 005 on elective medical procedures.
  • Guam: Guam health department released the profiles of earlier confirmed cases, additional guidance on essential services and guidance for employers on April 8.

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 7)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies
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