COVID-19 Map: United States Now Has Most Confirmed Deaths In World, 25 New Deaths In LA County
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.
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WHERE WE STAND
On Saturday, the United States passed Italy for the most confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the world.
That grim record came the same day L.A. County reported 456 new cases and 25 new deaths, marking another rise in the mortality rate to about 3%. There have been at least 8,873 total confirmed cases here. Local authorities have now expanded stay home orders until May 15, saying they believe physical distancing has been working.
The United States is among a number of countries experiencing large-scale epidemics. 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, followed by the 10 countries with the most reported cases of COVID-19. Italy, Spain, Germany, and now France are all reporting more confirmed cases than China, where the outbreak began late last year, but whose reported numbers have since greatly slowed.
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
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 1 p.m. Saturday, the newspaper is reporting California has:
- 21,616 confirmed cases
- 604 deaths
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
In Saturday's news release, L.A. County public health officials gave a demographic breakdown of the deaths so far, with the caveat that they currently only have that data for 201 of the 265 people who have died. [We have added overall demographic estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for comparison.]
Here's what they're reporting about the residents who died:
- 32% Latino or Latina [48.6% of county residents]
- 32% White [26.1% of county residents]
- 20% Asian residents [15.4% of county residents]
- 13% African American residents [9% of county residents]
- 3% Residents identifying with other races
At a press briefing Friday, L.A. County public health officials said the stay home orders are extended until May 15. Authorities said they made that decision after studying different scenarios for the spread of COVID-19 in the nation's most populous county.
"It's because it is working," Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. "We know it's effective, but we still have a ways to go. In order to both protect the lives of people who live in our county, and to make sure that our health care system remains fully able to service all who need their care."
As of the latest updates Saturday:
- 8,873 cases
- 265 deaths
- 1,221 cases
- 18 deaths
- 1,431 cases
- 41 deaths
As of the latest updates Friday:
- 298 cases
- 10 deaths
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
- 810 cases
- 25 deaths
FLATTEN THE CURVE
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.
HOW CALIFORNIA CASES COMPARE
SOME STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COVID-19
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