May 13, 2020

COVID-19: US records more than 18,000 new cases

According to CDC's update on May 12, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,342,594* cases, including 80,820* 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 18,106 cases and 1,064 deaths compared to the update on May 11.

* 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

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on May 12, there were 338,485 cases and 21,845 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 1,430 cases and 205 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 54% of those additional cases with 766 new cases reported on May 12, bringing the city's total to 186,123 cases.

Meanwhile, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed hospitals statewide to prioritize COVID-19 testing for children displaying symptoms similar to an atypical Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome. The State is currently investigating approximately 100 reported cases in New York where children - predominantly school-aged - are experiencing these symptoms possibly due to COVID-19. The illness has taken the lives of three young New Yorkers, including a 5-year old in New York City, a 7-year old in Westchester County and a teenager in Suffolk County.

At the direction of Governor Cuomo, the State Department of Health has issued an advisory about this serious inflammatory disease, called "Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19," to inform healthcare providers of the condition, as well as to provide guidance for testing and reporting. Health care providers, including hospitals, are required to report to the Department of Health all cases of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19 in those under 21 years of age.

New Jersey

As of May 12, there have been 140,743 cases of COVID-19 and 9,508 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 798 cases and 198 deaths from May 11.

There were 4,226 people being hospitalized where 928 (22%) were on ventilators and 1,226 (29%) under critical/intensive care.


On May 12, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,266 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 54 additional deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 unknowns 70s, 8 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 5 females 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 79,007 cases, including 3,459 deaths, in 98 counties in Illinois.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 870 new cases and 33 new deaths reported in the state on May 12, bringing the statewide total to 79,332 cases and 5,141 deaths. There were 3,127 cases being hospitalized and there were 818 (26%) cases currently in intensive care unit.


As of May 11, there were 69,382 positive cases and 2,847 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 1,443 cases and 77 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Of those new cases and new deaths, 568 (39%) new cases and 39 (51%) new deaths were reported in Los Angeles County. This brings the total in the county to 32,279 cases and 1,569 deaths.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, May 12, that there were 837 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 57,991. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

The state also reported an increase of 75 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 3,806 deaths in Pennsylvania.


Michigan reported an additional 469 cases and 90 deaths, as of May 12, bringing the statewide total to 48,021 cases and 4,674 deaths.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 39999 (as of May 12)

States with case count in the range of 6000 to 9999 (as of May 12)

  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska: DHHS reported three additional deaths from Dakota, Lincoln/Lancaster, and Gage Counties on May 12, bringing the statewide death toll to 103.
  • South Carolina: On May 12, local health department announced 9 additional deaths in 8 elderly individuals in Darlington (2), Florence (1), Richland (2), Spartanburg (1), and Williamsburg (2) Counties, and a middle-aged individual in Aiken County, bringing current fatalities to 355.
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky: Governor Beshear on May 12 reported 10 new deaths, raising the total to 321 COVID-19 deaths in the state; the deceased were seven women in their 50s-90s from Boone, Hopkins, Jefferson and Kenton Counties, and three men in their 50s and 80s from Fayette, Jefferson and Kenton Counties.
  • Delaware: Public Health announced 12 additional deaths in five women and seven men aged 66 to 89 from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. All deceased had underlying health conditions, and seven of them were residents of long-term care facilities. The current death toll is now 237. 
  • Washington D.C: The District reported eight additional COVID-19 related deaths in four women in their 80s-90s and four men in their 50s and 80s; the total fatalities are now 336.
  • Utah
  • Nevada

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 5999 (as of May 12)

  • New Mexico: The Department of Health on May 12 reported 11 additional deaths in New Mexico, bringing the death toll to 219. The deceased were five women in their 50s-90s from Bernalillo, McKinley, San Juan and Santa Fe Counties and six men in their 40s-90s form Bernalillo, McKinley and San Juan Counties. 
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • South Dakota
  • Oregon
  • New Hampshire: DHHS on May 12 announced 9 additional deaths in four women in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties and five men in Hillsborough, Rockingham and Merrimack Counties. All deceased were aged above 60 years.

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of May 12)

  • Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Health Department confirmed current COVID-19 death toll as 114 on May 12. 
  • Idaho
  • North Dakota: Local health department reported two additional deaths in two women in their 70s and 100s with underlying health conditions from Cass County on May 12.
  • Maine
  • West Virginia: DHHR confirmed an additional COVID-19 related death in a 78-year old male from Berkeley County on May 12, bringing total fatalities to 58. 

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of May 12)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of May 12)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies