April 14, 2020
Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show a total of 579,005 confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. in 55 states and U.S. territories, with 22,252 deaths. New York state leads the nation with more than 195,000 cases, followed by New Jersey which has more than 64,000 cases and Massachusetts which has more than 26,000 cases.
The CDC has developed COVID-19 webpages translated into Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. A variety of translated CDC COVID-19 print resources are available here. In addition, CDC has developed videos about COVID-19 in American Sign Language.
The latest WHO situation report shows more than 1.84 million COVID-19 cases globally, with over 117,000 deaths. The European Region leads the world in cases and deaths, with more than 943,000 confirmed cases with over 80,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) follows, reporting more than 644,000 cases and more than 25,000 deaths.
The WHO has published interim guidance on oxygen sources and distribution strategies for COVID-19 treatment. It describes how to quantify oxygen demand, identify oxygen sources that are available, and select appropriate surge sources to best respond to COVID-19 patients’ needs, especially in low-and-middle income countries.
A group of scientists, physicians, funders and manufacturers from around the world (including the U.S.) have pledged to collaborate, in coordination with WHO, to help speed up the availability of a vaccine against COVID-19.