COVID-19 pandemic in North America

COVID-19 pandemic in North America
COVID-19 cases by territories of the countries of North America.svg
Map last updated: December 2020
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  >200,000 confirmed cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationNorth America
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseSnohomish County, Washington, United States
Arrival date22 January 2020 - 20 September 2021
(2 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days ago)
Confirmed cases49,457,037[1]
Recovered38,438,299[1]
Deaths
1,014,111[1]
Territories
39[1]

The first cases of the COVID-19 pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 in North America were reported in the United States on 23 January 2020. Cases were reported in all North American countries after Saint Kitts and Nevis confirmed a case on 25 March, and in all North American territories after Bonaire confirmed a case on 16 April.[2]

On 26 March 2020, the U.S. became the country with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections, with over 82,000 cases.[3] On 11 April 2020, the U.S. became the country with the highest official death toll for COVID-19, with over 20,000 deaths.[4] As of 21 November 2020 the total cases of COVID-19 are over 13,942,964 with over 383,084 total deaths.[5]

As of 24 May 2021, Canada has reported 1,361,564 cases and 25,265 deaths,[6] while Mexico has reported 2,396,604 cases and 221,647 deaths.[7] The most cases by state is California with 3,778,711 cases and 62,945 deaths as of 24 May 2021.[8]

As of 3 March 2021, Greenland reported its 31st confirmed case, but none in need of hospitalization. The last infected person had recovered on 9 March and there are no known active cases in Greenland. As of 9 March, there have been no new infections in Greenland.[9][10] As of 12 July 2021 there are 55 cases in Greenland, no deaths.

Statistics by country and territory

Summary table of confirmed cases in North America (as of 6 March 2022)[11][12]
Country/TerritoryCasesDeathsRecoveriesRef
United States79,520,510969,920no data[13][14]
Mexico5,563,080319,8244,842,078[15][16][17]
Canada3,323,48836,9863,169,777[18][19]
Cuba1,071,9648,4981,061,076[20]
Costa Rica814,5838,082686,840[21][22]
Guatemala791,94417,073737,485[23][24]
Panama756,0858,098no data[25][26]
Dominican Republic575,8834,371569,727[27]
Honduras413,69910,785no data[28][29][30]
Puerto Rico267,2374,134no data[31]
El Salvador156,3644,088132,410[32]
Trinidad and Tobago130,4003,659104,483[33][34]
Jamaica129,1792,82778,664[35]
Guadeloupe124,528918no data[36][37]
Martinique116,168895no data[38][39]
Belize56,816650no data[40][41]
Barbados56,124319no data[42]
Curaçao39,13326438,533[43][44]
Aruba33,73221233,462[45]
Haiti30,38582325,485[46]
Bahamas33,16977131,963[47]
Saint Lucia22,77936222,306[48]
Cayman Islands19,3731710,803[49][50][17]
Nicaragua17,550212no data[51][52]
United States Virgin Islands15,42610915,222[53]
Grenada13,690216no data[54][55]
Bermuda11,63412311,338[56]
Dominica11,2486110,918[57]
Greenland10,82120no data[58]
Collectivity of Saint Martin9,84244no data[59]
Sint Maarten9,573859,446[60]
Antigua and Barbuda7,4491357,284[61]
Bonaire6,950286,904[62]
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6,7421066,627[63]
Turks and Caicos Islands5,867365,787[64]
British Virgin Islands5,809495,345[65]
Saint Kitts and Nevis5,531425,484[66]
Saint Barthélemy3,7114no data[67]
Anguilla2,55592,528[68]
Saint Pierre and Miquelon1,08711,065[69]
Sint Eustatius4533436[70]
Saba2110208[71]
Montserrat1642161[72]
Total49,457,0371,014,11138,438,299


Timeline by country and territory

Counting of cases are subject to the number of tested people.

Antigua and Barbuda

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Antigua and Barbuda on 13 March 2020.[73]

As of 24 May 2021, Antigua and Barbuda reported 1,258 total cases, 16 active cases, and 42 deaths.[74]

The Bahamas

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Bahamas on 15 March 2020 with the announcement of the first case.[75]

As of 24 May 2021, the Bahamas reported 11,499 total cases, 1,002 active cases, and 225 deaths. This comes out to 493 deaths per one million population.[74]

Barbados

Barbados announced its first two confirmed cases on 17 March and declared a public health emergency on 26 March.[76][77]

As of 26 January 2021, Barbados reported 1,401 total cases, 649 active cases, and ten deaths.[74] Between January and March the number of infections went up eight times.[78]

Belize

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Belize on 23 March 2020.[79]

As of 13 January 2021, Belize reported 11,366 total cases, 587 active cases, and 277 deaths. This comes out to 690 deaths per one million population.[74]

British Overseas Territories

Anguilla

The first two cases of the virus were confirmed on 26 March.[80] On 26 April 2020, all patients recovered.[81]

As of 13 January 2021, Anguilla reported 15 total cases, 13 recoveries, and two deaths.[74]

Bermuda

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda on 18 March 2020.[82][83]

Cayman Islands

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands on 12 March 2020.[84]

On 17 December 2020, Mercer University pre-med student Skylar Mack, 18, from United States, and her boyfriend Vanjae Ramgeet, 24, of the Cayman Islands, were sentenced to four months in prison for her violating the island's mandatory two-week quarantine two days after arriving from the United States, and for his aiding and abetting her.[85][86] The sentence was later reduced to two months.[87]

As of 13 January 2021, the Cayman Islands reported 362 total cases, 35 active cases, and two deaths.[74]

Montserrat

The territory's first case was confirmed on 17 March. Schools have been closed and public gatherings banned as a precautionary measure.[88][89] By 15 May, all cases had fully recovered.[90] On 10 July, a 12th case was discovered.[91]

As of 13 January 2021, Montserrat reported 13 total cases, 12 recoveries, and one death.[74]

Turks and Caicos Islands

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands on 23 March 2020.[92] On 12 May, the last two cases recovered. There are currently no active cases, because one person left the country.[93] On 20 June, a new case was discovered.[94]

As of 13 January 2021, Turks and Caicos reported 1,011 total cases, 186 active cases, and six deaths.[74]

British Virgin Islands

On 25 March, the first two cases in the country were confirmed.[95]

As of 13 January 2021, the British Virgin Islands reported 114 total cases, 18 active cases, and one death.[74]

Canada

The virus was confirmed to have reached Canada on January 25, 2020, after an individual who had returned to Toronto from Wuhan, Hubei, China, tested positive. The first case of community transmission in Canada was confirmed in British Columbia on March 5.[96] In March 2020, as cases of community transmission were confirmed, all of Canada's provinces and territories declared states of emergency. Provinces and territories have, to varying degrees, implemented school and daycare closures, prohibitions on gatherings, closures of non-essential businesses and restrictions on entry. Canada severely restricted its border access, barring travellers from all countries with some exceptions. The federal Minister of Health invoked the Quarantine Act, introduced following the 2002–2004 SARS outbreak.[97] For the first time in its legislative history, the act has been used, legally requiring all travellers (excluding essential workers) returning to the country to self-isolate for 14 days, until rules were changed to accommodate fully vaccinated travellers.

Near the end of summer 2021, cases began to surge across Canada, notably in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario, particularly amongst the unvaccinated population. During this fourth wave of the virus, return to pandemic restrictions such as mask mandates were reinstated in provinces like British Columbia and Alberta.[98] The surge in cases was largely deemed to be a "pandemic of the unvaccinated"[99] and resulted in the introduction of vaccine passports, for all provinces and two of the territories.[100][101] Federally, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instated requirements for vaccination in order to partake in air travel, as well as those who ride Via Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains as of October 30, 2021. Additionally, the mandate included any federally regulated workers.[102][103] In January 2022, all of Canada's provinces and territories were experiencing record-level case numbers, primarily driven by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, which caused provincial and territorial governments to reintroduce restrictions surrounding travel and isolation. However, in mid-February active caseloads and hospitalizations began to decrease and towards the end of February 2022, almost all provinces and territories had announced plans to lift restrictions by early March or mid-March 2022, if epidemiology remained favorable.[104]

Colombia

San Andrés and Providencia

Costa Rica

On 6 March, the first case in Costa Rica was confirmed, which was also the first such case in Central America.[105]

As of 13 January 2021, Costa Rica reported 182,156 total cases, 39,805 active cases, and 2,384 deaths. This comes out to 466 deaths per one million population.[74]

Cuba

On 11 March, the first cases in Cuba were confirmed.[106] As of 12 May, new cases had fallen to less than 20 per day, and a program of mass testing was beginning.[107]

Infections went up fourfold in January and February 2021. Cuba's death toll of 324 is well under the world average per capita, but health authorities worry that it is increasing. The government says two of its four vaccines should begin final trials in late March.[78]

Greenland (Kingdom of Denmark)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Greenland – an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark – in March 2020.[108] There have been 31 confirmed cases, but none in need of hospitalization. The last infected person had recovered on 9 March and there are no known active cases in Greenland. As of 9 March, there have been no new infections in Greenland.[9]

Dominica

On 22 March, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on the island of Dominica. It was a woman who recently came back from the UK.[109]

As of 13 January 2021, Dominica reported 109 total cases, eight active cases, but no deaths.[74]

Dominican Republic

On 1 March, the first case in the Dominican Republic was confirmed, which was also the first case in the Caribbean.[110]

As of 13 January 2021, the Dominican Republic reported 186,383 total cases, 43,738 active cases, and 2,428 deaths. This comes out to 223 deaths per one million population.[74]

Dutch Caribbean

Aruba

On 13 March 2020, Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes announced the first two confirmed cases of coronavirus on the island.[111]

As a result, the country restricted entry of all individuals coming from Europe via air and seaports – starting on 15 March and in effect until 31 March – with the exception of those who are Aruban citizens.[111] They also suspended public and private school classes for the week of 16 March, as well as all large-scale public gatherings.[112] On 29 May, all cases recovered.[113] On 29 June, two more cases had been discovered.[114]

As of 13 January 2021, Aruba reported 6,228 total cases, 624 active cases, and 52 deaths. This comes out to 486 deaths per one million population.[74]

Curaçao

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic was documented for the first time in Curaçao on 13 March 2020. The case was a 68-year-old man who was on vacation from the Netherlands.[115] By 9 July, all cases recovered.[116] On 15 July, a new case was discovered.[117] On 6 August, all cases resolved.[118]

As of 13 January 2021, Curaçao reported 4,488 total cases, 373 active cases, and 19 deaths. This comes out to 116 deaths per one million population.[74]

Sint Maarten

As of 18 March there has been one confirmed case in Sint Maarten.[119] Schools have been shut for a period of two weeks.[119] By 15 June, all cases recovered.[120] On 1 July, a new case was discovered,[121] which resolved 3 July.[122] On 15 July, a 79th case was discovered.[123]

As of 13 January 2021, Sint Martin reported 1,589 total cases, 102 active cases, and 27 deaths.[74]

Caribbean Netherlands

As of 13 January 2021, the Caribbean Netherlands reported 249 total cases, 65 active cases, and three deaths.[74]

Bonaire

On 16 April 2020, Edison Rijna, Island Governor of Bonaire announced the first case of COVID-19 on the island.[124] The island was already closed to international travel.[125] On 28 April 2020, all cases had recovered.[126] On 14 July, two new cases had been discovered.[127]

Saba

On 12 April, the first case was confirmed in Saba. Schools, bars and 'non-essential services' are all currently shut.[128] On 12 May, all cases on Saba recovered.[129] On 1 August, two new cases were discovered.[130]

Sint Eustatius

On 31 March 2020, the first two cases were confirmed,[131] they were two young men from the Netherlands who arrived on 15 March and self isolated after arrival.[132] On 5 May all cases recovered.[133]

El Salvador

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached El Salvador on 18 March 2020.[134]

As of 13 January 2021, El Salvador reported 49,539 total cases, 4,282 active cases, and 1,447 deaths. This comes out to 222 deaths per one million population.[74]

Overseas France

Two cases of the coronavirus were confirmed on 1 March in the French collectivity of Saint Martin, having travelled from France through Dutch Sint Maarten and French collectivity of Saint Barthélemy, where they infected their son who is a resident. They then returned to Sint Maarten and were detected at the airport and transferred to French Saint Martin hospital for isolation.[135] According to the French Ministry of Health situation reports,[136] as of 6 March, there have been two confirmed cases in Martinique, two in Saint Martin and one in Saint Barthélemy.[137] As of 5 April, St. Pierre and Miquelon recorded its first verified case.[138]

Region of Guadeloupe

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the French overseas department and region of Guadeloupe on 12 March 2020.[139]

As of 13 January 2021, Guadeloupe reported 8,776 total cases, 6,380 active cases, and 154 deaths. This comes out to 385 deaths per one million population.[74]

Region of Martinique

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the French overseas department and region of Martinique on 5 March 2020.[140]

As of 13 January 2021, Martinique reported 6,184 total cases, 6,043 active cases, and 43 deaths. This comes out to 115 deaths per one million population.[74]

Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the French overseas collectivity of Saint Barthélemy on 1 March 2020.[141] The last positive case was on 31 March.[142] On 21 April, the last case recovered.[143] Between 18 and 24 July, a new case was imported.[144]

As of 13 January 2021, Saint Barthélemy reported 206 total cases, 33 active cases, and one death.[74]

Collectivity of Saint Martin

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the French overseas collectivity of Saint Martin on 1 March 2020.[141]

As of 13 January 2021, Saint Martin reported 1,025 total cases, 158 active cases, and 12 deaths.[74]

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the French overseas collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon on 5 April 2020.[145]

As of 13 January 2021, Saint Pierre and Miquelon reported 16 total cases, all of whom had recovered.[74]

Grenada

On 22 March, the first case in the country was confirmed.[146]

As of 13 January 2021, the British Virgin Islands reported 132 total cases, eight active cases, and one death.[74]

Guatemala

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Guatemala on 13 March 2020.[147]

As of 13 January 2021, Guatemala reported 145,986 total cases, 8,362 active cases, and 5,117 deaths. This comes out to 283 deaths per one million population.[74]

Haiti

On 19 March, the first two cases in the country were confirmed.[148]

As of 13 January 2021, Haiti reported 10,569 total cases, 1,443 active cases, and 238 deaths. This comes out to 21 deaths per one million population.[74]

Honduras

On 10 March, the first two cases in Honduras were confirmed.[149]

President Juan Orlando Hernandez and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 in June.[150]

As of 13 January 2021, Honduras reported 129,805 total cases, 67,122 active cases, and 3,294 deaths. This comes out to 330 deaths per one million population.[74]

78-year-old Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga was diagnosed with COVID-19 on 4 February 2021.[151]

28-year-old nursing student Keyla Patricia Martínez was arrested in La Esperanza, Intibucá Department and was murdered by choking while in police custody.[152][153] Her death was originally called a suicide, but following protests it was reclassified as homicide.[154][152]

Jamaica

The government announced a travel ban between China and Jamaica. All people entering Jamaica from China will be subject to immediate quarantine for at least 14 days, and anyone who was allowed to land and shows symptoms of the virus will be put in immediate isolation.[155] In keeping with the new policy, 19 Chinese nationals who arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on the evening of 31 January were denied entry, quarantined and put on a flight back to China on 1 February.[156]

On 10 March, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) confirmed the first case in Jamaica, a female patient who arrived from the United Kingdom on 4 March. The health minister reported that she has been in isolation since 9 March after showing respiratory symptoms. Following the update, the travel ban imposed was expanded to include France, Germany, and Spain.[157]

On 11 March, the country's health minister confirmed the second "imported corona virus [sic]" case.[158]

As of 13 January 2021, Jamaica reported 13,852 total cases, 1,967 active cases, and 317 deaths. This comes out to 107 deaths per one million population.[74]

Confirmed cases doubled in the first two months of 2021, and the death toll stood at 422 on 1 March. All beds dedicated to COVID-19 isolation were full as of 26 February. Jamaica will receive a vaccine donation from India of 50,000 vaccine doses on 4 March, 124,800 doses via COVAX later in March, and 1.8 million from the African Medical Supply Platform in April.[78]

Mexico

On 28 February 2020, Mexico confirmed its first three cases.[159] The country's first coronavirus-related death was reported on 18 March. Almost every state reported at least one case of infection.[160] Mexico entered Phase 2 of 3, indicating community transmission, on 24 March. Mexico had 292 imported cases of infection, 70 cases linked to importation, and five cases that were unlinked to foreign contact.[161]

Mexico began vaccinating health workers in Mexico City and Coahuila on 24 December.[162] Vaccinations were expanded to 879 hospitals in all 32 federal entities on 13 January 2021.[163] As of this date Mexico reported 1,556,028 confirmed cases (13th highest in the world), 251,992 active cases, and 135,682 deaths. This is 1,046 deaths per one million inhabitants.[74]

Nicaragua

An ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was shown to have spread to Nicaragua when the first case, a Nicaraguan citizen who had returned to the country from Panama, was confirmed on 18 March 2020.[164]

As of 13 January 2021, Nicaragua reported 6,152 total cases, 1,760 active cases, and 167 deaths. This comes out to 25 deaths per one million population.[74]

Panama

The Panamanian government has enhanced its sanitary control and screening measures at all ports of entry, to prevent the spread of the virus, isolating and testing potential cases.[165]

On 9 March, the health ministry (MINSA) announced Panama's first coronavirus case, a Panamanian woman in her 40s who had returned from Spain.[166][167]

On the following day, the MINSA announced seven more COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus-related death.[168][169][170]

As of 13 January 2021, Panama reported 288,408 total cases, 56,673 active cases, and 4,594 deaths. This comes out to 1,056 deaths per one million population.[74]

Puerto Rico (United States)

As of 19 March the territory has had five confirmed cases.[171] On 17 March governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced a 24/7 lockdown, with people only allowed to leave their homes for food, gas or medicines.[172]

Saint Kitts and Nevis

On 25 March, the first two cases in the country were confirmed.[173] By 19 May, all cases recovered.[174]

As of 13 January 2021, Saint Pierre and Miquelon reported 34 total cases, three active cases, but no deaths.[74]

Saint Lucia

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Saint Lucia on 13 March 2020.[175] On 22 April 2020, it was announced that all confirmed cases had recovered.[176] On 28 April 2020, two new cases were discovered.[177]

As of 11 October 2021, Saint Lucia reported 12,017 total cases, 837 active cases, and 224 deaths.[74] Infections increased ten times between January and March.[78]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

On 11 March, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed its first case.[178]

St. Vincent and Grenadines registered its first COVID-19 death in 2021 and by 1 March had eight fatal victims.[78]

Trinidad and Tobago

On 12 March, Trinidad and Tobago confirmed its first case of COVID-19. It was a 52-year-old man who had recently been to Switzerland. He was self-isolated before he began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.[179]

As of 13 January 2021, Trinidad and Tobago reported 7,305 total cases, 285 active cases, and 129 deaths. This comes out to 92 deaths per one million population.[74]

United States

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On 20 January, the United States confirmed its first case, of a 35-year-old man who had returned on 15 January to the state of Washington after visiting family in Wuhan, China. The man sought clinical assistance on 19 January.[180]

On 27 February, the CDC reported a case in California which may be the first instance of community transmission in the US.[181]

On 29 February, officials of Washington State confirmed the first reported death from COVID-19 in the US.[182]

By 11 March, the U.S. had tested fewer than 10,000 people.[183] By the end of the month, over 1,000,000 people had been tested.[184] However, health experts stated that this level of testing was still inadequate.[185]

On 26 March, the United States surpassed China and Italy as the country with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases, with a figure above 82,000.[186][187] The U.S. federal government's health inspectors surveyed 323 hospitals in late March; reporting "severe shortages" of test supplies, "widespread shortages" of personal protective equipment (PPE), and other strained resources due to extended patient stays while awaiting test results.[188]

On 11 April, the United States surpassed Italy as the country with the most confirmed COVID-19 deaths, with a total of over 20,000.[189] The U.S. also became the first to record 2,000 deaths in a single day.[190] Wyoming became the 50th state to be issued a disaster declaration.[191]

By 20 April, the federal government stated it was conducting 150,000 tests per day, and claimed that this number would be enough to allow for schools and businesses to reopen. Health experts estimate that 500,000 to 1,000,000 tests per day would be needed to properly track the spread of the COVID-19, to avoid a new wave of infections.[192]

On 1 October it was announced first that Hope Hicks had tested positive, and a few hours later it was announced that both President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania had tested positive for COVID-19, who were all part of the broader White House COVID-19 outbreak.[193][194] Both Trumps recovered from the disease.

On 9 November, the U.S. surpassed 10 million COVID-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins.[195]

On 11 December, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized for the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.[196] Following the issuing, it was estimated that 20,000,000 could be vaccinated over the course of a few weeks.[197]

As of 17 February 2021, the U.S. has recorded more than 27 million cases of COVID-19; 483,000 have died.[198]

Alaska

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U.S. state of Alaska on 12 March 2020.[199]

California

Florida

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U.S. state of Ohio on 9 March 2020, when the state's first cases were reported. The first death from COVID-19 in Ohio was reported on 19 March. Subsequently, records supported by further testing showed that undetected cases had existed in Ohio since early January, with the first confirmed death on 17 March. By 23 April, Ohio had 656 confirmed deaths; by 1 May, there were 1002 confirmed deaths. Accurate data was difficult to obtain due to limited test availability. By 12 December, a total of 553,461 cases had been reported leading to 31,803 hospitalizations and 7,477 deaths.

Texas

Washington State

The first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States was announced by the state of Washington on 21 January 2020. Washington made the first announcement of a death from the disease in the U.S. on 29 February and later announced that two deaths there on 26 February were also due to COVID-19. Until mid-March, Washington had the highest absolute number of confirmed cases and the highest number per capita of any state in the country, until it was surpassed by New York state on 10 April 2020. Many of the deceased were residents of a nursing home in Kirkland, an Eastside suburb of Seattle in King County.

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COVID-19 outbreak USA per capita cases map.svg
Author/Creator: Ythlev, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents in the USA by state or territory[1]
COVID-19 cases by territories of the countries of North America.svg
Author/Creator: YanpolGG, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
  1 to 499 confirmed cases
  500 to 999 confirmed cases
  1,000 to 1,999 confirmed cases
  2,000 to 4,999 confirmed cases
  5,000 to 9,999 confirmed cases
  10,000 to 49,999 confirmed cases
  50,000 to 99,999 confirmed cases
  100,000 to 199,999 confirmed cases
  200,000+ confirmed cases