WASHINGTON DC – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that the United States has surpassed 80,000 deaths from the COVID-19 or complications from the coronavirus.
As of noon today, the United States has 1,358,901 million corornavirus cases.
As of 2 p.m. today, there are more than 4.4 million cases of the virus worldwide.
As of noon, the CDC said there have been 80,820 deaths in the U.S. due to the virus.
As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths.
A confirmed case or death is defined by meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19.
A probable case or death is defined by one of the following:
- Meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19
- Meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence
- Meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID19