On Monday, June 15, 2020, the CDC released data on the impact of the coronavirus. Among the 1,761,503 aggregate cases reported to CDC during January 22–May 30, individual case reports for 1,406,098 were submitted to CDC case surveillance. After exclusions, data for 1,320,488 (94%) cases were analyzed.
The data was broken out by racial and ethnic impact as well as the impact on patients with underlying health risks. Among 599,636 (45%) cases with known information, 33% of persons were Hispanic or Latino of any race (Hispanic), 22% were non-Hispanic black (black), and 1.3% were non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN). For the overall U.S. population, 18 percent are Hispanic (any race), 13 percent black (non-Hispanic), and 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native.
The CDC report also pointed out the impact that underlying health conditions have had on people who have tested positive. Based on limited data on some of the coronavirus population of 287,320 (22%) cases (sufficient data on underlying health conditions), the most common underlying condition included cardiovascular disease (32%), diabetes (30%), and chronic lung disease (18%). Overall, 184,673 (14%) patients were hospitalized, 29,837 (2%) were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), and 71,116 (5%) died.
Hospitalizations were six times higher among patients with a reported underlying condition (45.4%) than those without reported underlying conditions (7.6%). Deaths were 12 times higher among patients with reported underlying conditions (19.5%) compared with those without reported underlying conditions (1.6%).
The CDC data indicates that incidence was highest among persons 80 years of age or older, followed by persons aged 40–49 years, people aged 50–59 years, 60–69 years and people aged 70–79 years. It was lowest among children aged under nine years.