The Novel Coronavirus and its associated illness, Covid-19, have continued to spread throughout the world. While the virus initially reported low numbers in the United States, the total number of cases has climbed above 1,000. There are also more than 20,000 people being monitored for the virus after potentially coming into contact with infected individuals.
Here are the states with the highest reported Covid-19 cases, along with additional information about the current actions being taken at the state level.
This article is updated daily to reflect current numbers.
Washington: 373 Cases
Washington State has been struggling to contain the novel coronavirus with 373 cases reported to date. Among those cases, there have been 30 confirmed deaths and only 1 recovery, thus far. The virus has yet to be contained and officials are struggling to deliver enough tests to those in need.
Reminder: Individuals with compromised immune, such as anyone receiving chemotherapy, and individuals who are 55 or older, are more susceptible to succumbing to the disease.
New York: 216 Cases
In New York state the number of novel coronavirus cases has climbed to 216. On March 2, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned the public, “We will have community spread… That is inevitable.”
With a tightly packed population of more than 8.6 million people, New York City was a likely hotspot of activity for a virus that researchers warn can be transmitted from both sick and asymptomatic people to healthy individuals. There have been zero deaths and no recovering patients reported in New York at this time.
California: 179 Cases Reported
In California the number of reported and confirmed novel coronavirus cases has risen to 157. To date, there have been four deaths and two recoveries reported in California. The state has been taking some active measures to slow the spread of the disease.
On March 11, 2012, the city of San Francisco announced it would not allow any gathers of more than 2,000 people for at least the next two weeks. Governor Newsom has suspended all events with 250 or more people through the end of March 2020.
Massachusetts: 95 Cases
Massachusetts is currently home to the fourth-largest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases with 95 people fighting the virus in the area. One death has been reported in the state at this time and one person has recovered.
Like many of the states on our list, universities in the area are moving toward online classes for all of their students in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease throughout the state.
Florida: 29 Cases
Florida is number five in terms of reported cases on our list. The state has, thus far, only reported 29 cases of the novel coronavirus. However, two deaths have been reported and no recoveries have been revealed by officials at this time.
Florida is the second oldest state by population, behind only Maine, we will be closely monitoring the area given the viruses serious effects on individuals who are at least 55-years-old.
Georgia: 31 Cases
The state of Georgia is number six on our list with 31 reported cases. Thankfully, there are zero reported deaths at this time. Surprisingly, reports from local papers have shown that large public gathers have continued almost unabated in the state.
Citizens have gathered for political rallies, sporting events, and are expected to gather for St. Patrick’s Day. We’ll keep a close eye on cancelations in the state if numbers continue to rise.
Illinois: 25 Cases
In Illinois, there have been 25 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. One of the first reported cases occurred when a travel arrived at Chicago O’Hare’s international terminal. So far, the state has managed to contain the virus, at least in terms of reported cases.
Officials have reported 25 cases with two recoveries and zero deaths at this time. We will specifically be paying attention to Chicago, which like New York City, could be a breeding ground for the virus given the city’s large population.
Colorado: 34 Cases
Officials in Colorado have been working around the clock to contain the virus. “We are in pandemic territory,” Dr. Daniel Shodell, the deputy director of the state’s Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response, recently told state officials.
Hospitals in the state have been placed on high alert and so far efforts by public health officials seem to be paying off. The state has reported 34 cases of Covid-19 with zero deaths but also no recoveries reported at this time.
New Jersey: 23 Cases
In New Jersey, health officials have reported 23 cases of Covid-19 and one death has been reported in the state as of March 11, 2020. The Anthem of the Seas (pictured) docks in New Jersey and four people from China were taken to a local hospital following that testing.
Some colleges in New Jersey have already canceled classes “until further notice” as officials hope to slow the spread of the virus. Other schools have also closed as the state prepares for a stringent cleaning of those institutions in the hopes of slowing Covid-19’s spread.
Oregon: 21 Cases
With just 21 reported cases in the state of Oregon, officials have made the decision to keep schools and other government-run institutions open as officials continue to closely monitor the spread of the virus.
To date, there have been no reported deaths from the virus in the state. Hospital officials have also issued “long-term” care directions for hospitals in the hopes of providing proper care for patients who require hospitalization.
Pennsylvania: 16 Cases
The reporting of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania was off to a rocky start after an old law, created during a 1955 outbreak of syphilis, made it harder to legally report outbreaks in the state. Health Secretary Rachel Levine was forced to conduct public meetings for more than a week without reporting cases.
It was soon reported that 16 cases have been reported in the state of Pennsylvania with no reported deaths and zero recoveries reported at this time. All we know because of the state’s current law is general information such as how many adults have contracted the virus and which county they live in.
Texas: 22 Cases
In a shocking moment Texas, a 3-year-old in Collin County was diagnosed with the coronavirus, making them one of the youngest patients to have been diagnosed this far in the United States. The child contracted the illness from their father. The child’s mother was also diagnosed with Covid-19.
Texas is currently 12th on our list of the most diagnosed states for coronavirus with 22 cases reported by health officials at this time.
Iowa: 14 Cases
While only 14 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Iowa, officials for the U of I Hospitals and Clinics announced on Wednesday, March 11, that they were in the process of treating a patient with a “severe” case of the virus.
The patient was placed in complete isolation from other patients. Officials at the hospital were quick to point out that they were made aware of the patient’s condition before they arrived and were admitted to the hospital.
Virginia: 10 Cases
There have been nine reported cases of Covid-19 in the state of Virginia. The state has not yet reported any deaths or recoveries from the virus. Following along with other states, University of Virginia officials announced they would move all of institutions classes to an online learning environment in the hopes of slowing the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus.
Hospitals in the state who are currently assisting coronavirus patients have also restricted general visitation rights for all visitors.
South Carolina: 10 Cases
South Carolina has reported 10 cases of the novel coronavirus as of March 11, 2020. Thankfully, there have been no deaths at this time. Officials in the state have not reported any recoveries from the initial nine reports.
In an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, the University of South Carolina announced it would extend spring break for its students. At this time, some cities in the state say they plan to continue with their public St. Patrick Day celebrations.
Maryland: 12 Cases
There have been no reported deaths or recoveries in Maryland while 12 reported of the novel coronavirus have been revealed to the public as of March 11, 2020. In moving quickly to contain the virus in the state, hospitals have updated their safety and general practice policies to deal with a potential increase in the number of cases being treated.
Five patients with Covid-19 have been reported in Montgomery County with four other cases reported outside of the area.
Kentucky: 8 Cases
On March 11, 2020, the total number of reported cases throughout the state of Kentucky has remained relatively low at just eight people infected. At the time of this publication, officials have said the Kentucky Derby is still expected to welcome visitors for the event.
Educators have taken a more measured approach as universities switch from brick-and-mortar to online classes in the hopes of slowing the progression of the virus.
Tennessee: 9 Cases
As of March 11, 2020, there have been nine cases of Covid-19 reported in Tennessee with no deaths or recoveries revealed by public health officials. While only seven cases of the virus have been reported in Tennessee, officials received backlash when they decided not to release numbers at the county level.
Following public backlash, officials soon reversed their initial decision and began releasing geographically-based data. On March 11, a Vanderbilt student announced they tested positive for Covid-19.
North Carolina: 9 Cases
Health officials in North Carolina have recently reported the first nine cases of Covid-19 to reach the state. There have been zero deaths and no recoveries to report at this time.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of Emergency on Tuesday, March 10, after it was revealed the state has 10.5 million residents but only 300 available tests to help health officials reveal any potential cases of Covid-19 in the state.
Louisiana: 13 Cases
Health officials from the state of Louisiana have, thus far, reported 13 cases of Covid-19 with state borders. There have been no reported deaths and no recoveries from the diseases caused by the coronavirus.
While only a small number of cases have been reported in the state, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Louisiana $7.8 million to help with response efforts, a fact that highlights the severity of the coronaviruses continued spread throughout the United States.