There are now 108 confirmed and presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus in the United States, according to an update Monday from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These include 45 people who were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, three people repatriated from China and 60 US cases.
US cases are those detected and tested in the United States through US public health systems since January 21. Among the 60 US cases, there have been six deaths.
Among those US cases, there are 22 travel-related cases, 11 cases of person-to-person spread and 27 cases that are under investigation, which means they’re investigating how those patients became infected.
The 60 US cases are in 12 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
A presumptive positive case has tested positive by a public health lab and is pending confirmation from the CDC. Confirmed cases have received positive results from the CDC.
Some more context: CDC will now generally updating coronavirus case totals by noon on weekdays, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a press briefing today. The most up-to-date case counts will come from states, she said.
Messonnier said CDC is no longer reporting the number of people under investigation on its website because CDC’s figures are no longer representative of the testing being done nationally.