April 29, 2020

COVID-19: US reports more than 20,000 new cases

According to CDC's update on April 28, the case count of COVID-19 in the US stands at 981,246* cases, including 55,258* deaths, in 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands) jurisdictions. This represents an increase of 23,371 cases and 1,336 deaths compared to the update on April 27.

* As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths.

Updates from state health departments are as follows.

New York

According to the New York State Department of Health update on April 28, there were 295,106 cases and 17,638 deaths of COVID-19 reported in the state - an increase of 3,110 cases and 335 deaths from the preceding day.

New York City accounted for 59% of those additional cases with 1,849 new cases reported on April 28, bringing the city's total to 162,338 cases.

New Jersey

As of April 28, there have been 113,856 cases of COVID-19 and 6,442 deaths reported in the state. This represents an increase of 2,668 new cases and 398 additional deaths from April 27.

There were 6,476 people being hospitalized where 1,262 (19%) were on ventilators, 938 (14%) under critical care and 871 (13%) under intensive care.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there were 1,840 new cases and 150 new deaths reported in the state on April 28, bringing the statewide total to 58,302 cases and 3,153 deaths. There were 3,875 cases being hospitalized and there were 1,005 cases currently in intensive care unit.


On April 28, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,219 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 144 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 20s, 2 males 30s, 3 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 6 males 50s, 10 females 60s, 17 males 60s, 11 females 70s, 17 males 70s, 17 females 80s, 15 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 6 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s
  • McHenry County: 2 females 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female teens, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 48,102 cases, including 2,125 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois.


As of April 27, there were 45,031 positive cases and 1,809 deaths reported in California. This represents an increase of 1,567 cases and 54 deaths compared to the preceding day.

Los Angeles county accounted for 45% of the state's total cases and 52% of the state's death toll, reporting 20,456 cases and 942 deaths.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m, April 28, that there were 1,214 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 43,264. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The state is also reporting 1,716 deaths in Pennsylvania.


Michigan reported an additional 1,052 cases and 160 deaths, as of April 28, 10 a.m, bringing the statewide total to 39,262 cases and 3,567 deaths.


According to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 28, there were a total of 32,846 cases (Florida and non-Florida residents) and 1,171 deaths (Florida residents) of COVID-19 reported in the state, representing an increase of 708 new cases and 83 deaths from the preceding day.

States with case count in the range of 10000 to 29999 (as of April 28)

States with case count in the range of 5000 to 9999 (as of April 28)

  • North Carolina
  • Rhode Island: RIDOH announced six additional COVID-19 associated fatalities on April 28, bringing total fatalities to 239.
  • Missouri
  • Arizona
  • Alabama: The Alabama Department of Public Health announced a new statewide coronavirus emergency health order effective April 30 to May 15.
  • Iowa: IDPH on April 28 reported 9 additional deaths in three older adults (61-80 years) from Linn and Polk Counties, and six elderly adults (81+) from Black Hawk, Muscatine County, Polk and Story Counties. IDPH also reported that 304 are currently hospitalized, and 2,164 Iowans have recovered.
  • Mississippi
  • Wisconsin
  • South Carolina: On April 28, DHEC reported 15 additional deaths in 14 elderly individuals from Berkeley (1), Charleston (1), Clarendon (1), Darlington (1), Greenville (2), Horry (3), Lancaster (1), Lee (1), Richland (2), and Sumter (1) Counties, and a middle-aged individual in Clarendon County. This brings the total fatalities to 192. DHEC also expanded COVID-19 testing capabilities by deploying rapid-testing devices and testing supplies.

States with case count in the range of 3000 to 4999 (as of April 28)

  • Nevada
  • Delaware: On April 28, 12 additional deaths were reported in six women and six men from New Castle and Sussex Counties aged 60 to 101. Most of the deceased had underlying health conditions and were residents of long-term care facilities. The state’s current death toll is 137. 
  • Kentucky
  • Utah
  • Minnesota
  • Washington D.C.: The District on April 28 reported five additional COVID-19 deaths in five men in their 20s (1), 50s (1) and 90s (3), bringing the total to 190 deaths. In addition, Mayor Bowser announced the expansion of COVID-19 testing criteria to include more essential workers.
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Nebraska
  • Arkansas

States with case count in the range of 1000 to 2999 (as of April 28)

  • New Mexico: Six additional deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on April 28 - the deceased were three women in their 70s and 80s from Bernalillo and McKinley Counties, and three men in their 30s, 80s and 90s from Bernalillo, McKinley and San Juan Counties. All of them were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. Total fatalities in New Mexico are now 110.
  • Oregon: On April 28, Oregon reported seven additional deaths in three women in their 60s and 90s from Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, and four men in their 70s and 90s from Marion, Multnomah and Yamhill Counties. All of the deceased had underlying medical conditions. The state’s current death toll is 99.
  • South Dakota
  • New Hampshire
  • Idaho
  • Puerto Rico: Local health department confirmed two additional deaths on the island on April 28. 
  • West Virginia: DHHR confirmed an additional death in a 50-year old woman from Jefferson County on April 28, bringing the total fatalities in the state to 38.
  • Maine

States with case count in the range of 500 to 999 (as of April 28)

States with case count in the range of 100 to 499 (as of April 28)

States with case count in the range of 1 to 99 (as of April 28)

SOURCE: CDC; State Health Agencies