National COVID-19 Update

May 7, 2020

Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 1.21 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. in 55 states and U.S. territories, with 73,297 deaths. New York state leads the nation with more than 316,000 cases, followed by New Jersey which has more than 130,000 cases and Massachusetts which has more than 70,000 cases. There are 22 states reporting more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19.

The CDC has released a short YouTube video covering the guidance on certifying deaths due to COVID-19.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidance on notifying the FDA of a permanent discontinuance in the manufacture of certain devices, or an interruption in the manufacture of certain devices, that is likely to lead to a meaningful disruption in supply of that device in the U.S. Read the guidance here.

Today, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it has awarded nearly $583 million to 1,385 Health Resources and Services Administration-funded health centers to expand COVID-19 testing. Illinois was awarded more than $25 million to support the work of 45 health centers throughout the state.

The latest WHO situation report shows more than 3.67 million COVID-19 cases globally, with over 254,000 deaths. The European Region leads the world in cases and deaths, with more than 1.62 million confirmed cases with over 150,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) follows, reporting more than 1.54 million cases and more than 84,000 deaths.