CDC, States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

CDC today announced the updated number of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases* and EVALI deaths.

 Hospitalized EVALI Cases

EVALI Deaths

  • As of December 17, 2019, 54 deaths have been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia:
    • Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
  • More deaths are under investigation.

*As of December 3, 2019, CDC will only report hospitalized EVALI cases, and EVALI deaths, regardless of hospitalization status.

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Page last reviewed: December 20, 2019