As of noon Wednesday, 13 states across the U.S. have reported over 80 confirmed nonrepatriated cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the CDC. Of those cases, 24 were travel-related, 16 were person-to-person spread and 40 are still under investigation.
New Jersey and Texas confirmed their first two cases of COVID-19 later on Wednesday that have yet to be confirmed by the CDC, while New York reported five additional cases of the virus.
Arizona now has two reported cases of the coronavirus, according to state health officials. A state laboratory is now using in-house testing for the virus to speed potential diagnoses and avoid relying on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
California has reported a total of 29 cases. California was the first state to see a case arise of “unknown origin.” Earlier Wednesday the state confirmed its first coronavirus-related death, the first victim to succumb to the virus outside of Washington State.
Florida has confirmed three cases of coronavirus. As a result, the famed Ultra Music Festival in Miami has been canceled, the first time in the festival’s 21-year history it will not go on as planned.
Georgia has reported two coronavirus cases, both in people who live in the same household. One of the two had recently returned from Italy, which has experienced a surge of cases in recent weeks.
Illinois health officials have announced four confirmed coronavirus cases. The fourth case, a woman in her 70s, was the wife of the man who contracted the third case. The first two cases made a full recovery.
One case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Massachusetts, and the CDC is working to confirm a second. A Boston man in his early 20s contracted the disease in February after traveling to Wuhan.
The CDC has reported one confirmed case of coronavirus in New Hampshire, while a second has tested presumptively positive for the virus, according to state health officials. The first case was a person who traveled to Italy who attended a mixer on Friday after being told to stay at home.
The second case is an adult male who was in “close contact” with the first person. They are currently isolated at home.
The first presumptive positive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in New Jersey. A man in his 30s has been hospitalized since March 3, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.
At least 11 people in New York have now tested positive for coronavirus, 10 in Westchester County and one in New York City, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Five new cases are all in a single-family from New Rochelle, A 46-year-old woman, her 45-year-old husband, and three of their children. The entire family is under self-quarantine.
Their father is friends with the lawyer who was the city’s first case of unknown origin.
Fox News reported a husband, wife, daughter, and son — along with the neighbor who drove the husband to the hospital — also contracted the virus. In Manhattan, a 39-year-old health care worker who recently traveled to Iran was infected.
North Carolina confirmed its first case of the virus Wednesday. The case has ties to the outbreak at a nursing home in Washington state, officials said.
The Oregon Health Authority confirmed Wednesday that three patients had tested positive for the virus. An elementary school teacher was believed to be the first patient to test positive, and the school closed for a deep cleaning.
The Rhode Island Department of Health has reported two “presumptive positive” cases of the disease, both in patients who were on the same European trip.
Texas is confirming its first positive case of coronavirus in the state, according to Fox News. The patient of Fort Bend County had returned from travel abroad and has been quarantined in a hospital.
Washington state has been hardest hit by COVID-19 deaths. With a total of 39 cases, the state has seen 10 fatalities. Nine of the fatalities were reported in King County and another in Snohomish County. The state is dealing with an outbreak of the virus at a nursing care and rehabilitation center in Kirkland.
Tech giants in the Seattle area have implemented precautionary measures to protect their employees after two workers from Facebook and Amazon tested positive for the virus.
Wisconsin has confirmed one case of coronavirus. The patient had a history of travel to Beijing before falling ill and appeared to be doing well, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said in a news release.
As of early Thursday morning, the World Health Organization reported 95,270 confirmed cases worldwide, and 3,281 cases resulting in death. Over 80,500 of the confirmed cases — roughly 85 percent — occurred in China. The country had 99 percent of all cases in mid-February.