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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

Updated February 19, 2020

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. This page will be updated regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States*†‡
People under Investigation (PUI) in the United States
Positive 15
Negative 412
Pending§ 52
Total 479

*Cumulative since January 21, 2020.
Numbers closed out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.
§Includes specimens received and awaiting testing, as well as specimens en route to CDC.
‡Does not include passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, including presumptive-positive cases, who were returned to the U.S. via State Department-chartered flights.

Number of states and territories with PUI: 42