May 27, 2020

COVID-19: US reports close to 25,000 new cases

According to CDC's update on May 26, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 1,662,414* cases, including 98,261* 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 24,958 cases and 592 deaths compared to the update on May 25.

* 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 26, there were 363,836 cases and 23,564 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 1,072 cases and 76 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 53% of those additional cases with 570 new cases reported on May 26, bringing the city's total to 199,301 cases.

New Jersey

As of May 26, there have been 155,764 cases of COVID-19 and 11,191 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 672 cases and 47 deaths from May 25.

Illinois

On May 26, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 39 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 females 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 113,195 cases, including 4,923 deaths.

California

As of May 25, there were 96,733 positive cases and 3,814 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 2,175 cases and 19 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Massachusetts

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 422 new cases and 57 new deaths reported in the state on May 26, bringing the statewide total to 93,693 cases and 6,473 deaths. There were 2,108 cases being hospitalized and there were 560 (27%) cases currently in intensive care unit.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, May 26, that there were 451 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 68,637.

There were 5,152 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 13 new deaths.

Texas

As of May 26, there were 56,560 cases and 1,536 deaths of COVID-19 reported in Texas - an increase of 589 cases and 9 deaths compared to the preceding day. COVID-19 cases are now reported in 229 counties out of 254 counties in the state.

Michigan

There were 223 new cases and 26 new deaths reported in Michigan on May 26, bringing the statewide total to 55,104 cases and 5,266 deaths.

States with case count in the range of 30000 to 54999 (as of May 26)

  • Florida: Florida Department of Health announced seven deaths related to COVID-19 in residents from Broward, Pasco, Polk, Walton and Washington counties on May 26.
  • Maryland
  • Georgia
  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • Louisiana
  • Ohio
  • Indiana: On May 26, the Indiana Health Department updated that the statewide death toll stands at 1,850 deaths (an increase of 18 over the previous day) and there were 154 probable deaths.

States with case count in the range of 15000 to 29999 (as of May 26)

States with case count in the range of 8000 to 14999 (as of May 26)

  • Rhode Island: RIDOH announced 13 additional COVID-19 associated fatalities on May 26, bringing the death toll to 634.
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Missouri
  • South Carolina: DHEC reported 6 additional COVID-19 related deaths in the state on May 26, bringing total fatalities to 446. The deceased were four elderly individuals from Fairfield (1), Florence (1), Greenville (1), and Spartanburg (1) Counties, and two young adults with underlying health conditions in Greenville (1) and Lexington (1) Counties. 
  • Kansas: Governor of Kansas signed the Disaster Emergency Proclamation on May 26 to prevent the imminent threat of further COVID-19 surges.
  • Delaware: Delaware Public Health announced 4 new deaths in one woman and three men of age ranging from 69 to 92 from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. In total, 335 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
  • Kentucky: Governor Beshear reported three new deaths in two women and a man in their 60s-80s from Adair, Allen and Jefferson Counties on May 26, raising the statewide death toll to 394.
  • Utah
  • Washington D.C

States with case count in the range of 4000 to 7999 (as of May 26)

  • Nevada
  • New Mexico: The Department of Health on May 26 reported 5 additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 325. The deceased were two women and three men in their 60s-80s from Cibola, McKinley, Otero and San Juan Counties; all deceased had underlying health conditions. 
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • New Hampshire: DHHS announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19 in three women and a man from Hillsborough County of age above 60 years.

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 3999 (as of May 26)

States with case count in the range of 100 to 999 (as of May 26)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of May 26)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies