U.S. officials are continuing to monitor and respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

The United States Conference of Mayors has a long history of working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and multiple Administrations in preparing or responding to past infectious disease outbreaks. Thus, we hope the information on this page below serves as a resource for you, city staff, and agency leadership as you continue to keep your residents and businesses best informed and prepared related to this evolving threat.

In addition to the resources here, we encourage mayors to join the Bloomberg Philathropies Coronavirus Local Response Initiative. Learn more here.

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Status of COVID-19 Cases in the United States

Total Cases
Total Deaths
States Reporting Cases

These data represent cases detected and tested in the United States through U.S. public health surveillance systems since January 21, 2020. This includes both confirmed and presumptive positive cases reported to CDC. It does not include people who returned to the U.S. via State Department-chartered flights.

This data will be updated regularly by 4pm Mondays through Friday. Last Updated on December 17, 2021.

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National Endowment for the Arts

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Federal Communications Commission

U.S. Department of The Treasury

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Small Business Administration

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of State

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Dalen HarrisAssistant Executive Director for Children, Health, and Human Services