This Week in Coronavirus: May 14 to 21 | KFF – Kaiser Family Foundation

§ May 23rd, 2020 § Filed under Nano Medicine Comments Off on This Week in Coronavirus: May 14 to 21 | KFF – Kaiser Family Foundation

Every Friday, were recapping the latest on the coronavirus from our tracking, policy analysis, polling, and journalism. Total cases in the U.S. are still climbing, and this week increased by 159,400, bringing the cumulative total of cases past 1.5 million. This week, approximately 8,880 people died from COVID-19 in the U.S., bringing the total to 94,500. Across 38 states reporting this data yesterday, 42% of deaths occurred in long-term care facilities.

Meanwhile, since last Thursday, 11 more states have eased at least one social distancing requirement. Restaurants have reopened to dine-in service in 8 more states, and 7 states have eased or lifted their gatherings ban.

Recent KFF analysis finds that while non-metro areas currently have fewer coronavirus cases per capita, both cases and deaths are growing at a faster rate compared to metro counties. For example, non-metro counties saw a 56% increase in cases over a two week period, versus 32% in metro counties in the same period.

Our global COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker has a new tab displaying cases/deaths by country on a timeline along with the actions world governments have taken to address the pandemic such as closures of businesses and public services, school closures, and international travel restrictions. The United States timeline only shows federal actions. State-level policy actions can be found in our State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus tracker.

Global Cases and Deaths: This week, total cases worldwide passed 5 million with approximately 660,300 new confirmed cases added between May 14 and May 21. There were approximately 30,500 new confirmed deaths worldwide between May 14 and May 21.

U.S. Cases and Deaths: There have been over 1.5 million total confirmed cases in the U.S. There were approximately 159,400 new confirmed cases and 8,880 confirmed deaths in the United States between May 14 and May 21.

U.S. Tests: There have been over 13 million total COVID-19 tests with results in the United States with approximately 3 million added since May 14. 12% of the total tests were positive. There have been 39.8 tests with results per 1,000 people in the U.S.

State Reports of Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Deaths Related to COVID-19 (Includes Washington D.C.)

State Social Distancing Actions (includes Washington D.C.):

State COVID-19 Health Policy Actions (Includes Washington D.C.)

State Actions on Telehealth (Includes Washington D.C.)

38 states overall have taken mandatory action expanding access to telehealth services through private insurers, including:

Approved Medicaid State Actions to Address COVID-19 (Includes Washington D.C.)

Adults at Higher Risk of Serious Illness if Infected with Coronavirus: 38% of all U.S. adults are at risk of serious illness if infected with coronavirus (92,560,223 total) due to their age (65 and over) or pre-existing medical condition. Of those at higher risk, 45% are at increased risk of serious illness if infected with coronavirus due to their existing medical condition such as such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, uncontrolled asthma or obesity. Among nonelderly adults low-income, American Indian/Alaska Native & Black adults have a higher risk of serious illness if infected with coronavirus. In both cases for race and household income the higher risk of serious illness if infected with coronavirus is chiefly due to a higher prevalence of underlying health conditions and longstanding disparities in health care and other socio-economic factors.

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