Coronavirus Map: More Than 100K Cases In LA County; More Than 100K Deaths Nationwide
Note on the data you see when clicking on a bubble: Confirmed cases include presumptive positive cases | Recovered cases outside China are estimates based on local media reports, and may be substantially lower than the true number | Active cases = total confirmed - total recovered - total deaths.
UPDATED: May 27, 3:03 p.m.
WHERE WE STAND
The U.S. is among many countries experiencing large-scale epidemics, although the toll here has now led the world for weeks. The map above shows cumulative confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries and is updated in near real-time throughout the day. Zoom out to see more of the world.
Below are the recent totals for the United States and the nine other countries reporting the most confirmed cases of COVID-19.
These numbers are changing rapidly and experts have warned that confirmed cases are far under the actual total of infected individuals. For more detail check the full tracker, which includes death tolls and projections of cases on the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering site. Engineers there are collecting data from:
- World Health Organization
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- European Center for Disease Prevention and Control
- National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China
- Local media reports, local health departments, and the DXY
Last month, Newsom announced a framework of six parameters he says it will take to reopen the state's economy. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a similar five-pillar plan, but health officials have advised that some form of our safer at home orders will extend into the summer.
But certain restrictions are being lifted. We have extensive guidance on reopening in our No-Panic Guide to all the changing rules.
More information on the county's recovery plan also can be found on its website.
Statewide, our friends on the L.A. Times data desk are tracking cases in California by surveying "numbers released by the dozens of local health agencies across the state." As of about 2:56 p.m. Wednesday, the newspaper is reporting California has:
- 101,031 confirmed cases
- 3,894 deaths
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- 47,936 cases
- 2,151 deaths
L.A. County public health officials are now providing a demographic breakdown of the deaths so far. [We have added overall demographic estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for comparison.]
Among those who have died in L.A. County, 93% had underlying health conditions. Information about race and ethnicity is available for 99% of people who have died:
- 12% African American [9% of county residents]
- 17% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
- 40% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
- 29% White [26.1% of county residents]
- 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander [0.4% of county residents]
- 1% identified as belonging to a different race or ethnicity
According to U.S. Census data, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders make up less than half a percent of L.A. County residents. But the population's rates of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 are "extremely high," L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer has said. (LAist reporter Josie Huang took a closer look at why.)
- 5,646 cases
- 136 deaths
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
- 4,777 cases
- 183 deaths
RIVERSIDE COUNTY [Updated Mon.-Fri.]
- 7,252 cases
- 306 deaths
VENTURA COUNTY [Updated Mon.-Fri.]
- 1,017 cases
- 32 deaths
As new cases continue to be confirmed, Californians are continuing to be under "safer at home" and "social distancing" orders. State and county officials have ordered the vast majority of Californians to strictly limit interactions with other people, wash hands frequently, and stay 6 feet away from others.
Remember, the goal of social distancing is to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19's spread.
HERE'S A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA AND LA COUNTY ARE DOING
NOTE: The confirmed case and fatality totals below may not be updated as frequently as the totals you see above. You can explore other counties, states and the U.S. on the whole at COVID-19 Case Mapper.
HOW CALIFORNIA CASES COMPARE
SOME STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COVID-19
We're all living through this extraordinary and frightening pandemic. The vast majority of our newsroom has been working from home (here's some advice on that) since March 11 to bring you calm, helpful reporting. We are answering your questions and taking more.