How many monkeypox cases are in my state? US numbers as outbreak grows – USA TODAY

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As the monkeypox outbreak continues to spread worldwide, cases across U.S. states are rising – with three governors declaring states of emergency in the last week.
Confirmed cases of monkeypox have now surpassed 26,200 worldwide, according to Wednesday numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak, first spotted in Europe in late April, has reached 87 countries – the vast majority in nations that hadn’t previously had significant caseloads of the rare, viral infection.
The World Health Organization said monkeypox was a global health emergency late last month.
The U.S. had reported more than 6,600 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, per the CDC. Highly-populated states are leading the numbers – with 1,666 confirmed cases in New York, followed by 826 confirmed cases in California. Numbers including probable cases are higher.
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On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a state of emergency, and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared the outbreak a public health emergency. Declaring an emergency expands resources such as vaccine distribution.
“We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization,” Newsom said in a statement Monday.
Friday, Gov. Kathy Hochul also declared New York‘s outbreak as a state disaster emergency
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On Monday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that 1.1 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine have been distributed across the country, including 737,000 doses over the past few days.
When asked if President Joe Biden plans to declare a nationwide public health emergency, Jean-Pierre said the decision rests with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
But, “we are considering every policy option to help end this outbreak,” she said. “That is urgent, and that is important to us.”
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Monkeypox does not usually cause serious illness – however, it can result in hospitalization or death. The virus is spread through close, physical contact. The current outbreak is impacting some populations more than others, notably men who have sex with men, but health officials stress that the virus can infect anyone.
Here’s where confirmed cases stand across U.S. states and territories, according to CDC numbers from Wednesday, August 3.
Alabama: 19
Alaska: 1
Arizona: 85
Arkansas: 5
California: 826
Colorado: 53
Connecticut: 39
Delaware: 5
District of Columbia: 257
Florida: 525
Georgia: 504
Hawaii: 10
Idaho: 5
Illinois: 547
Indiana: 62
Iowa: 11
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 8
Louisiana: 58
Maine: 2
Maryland: 157
Massachusetts: 134
Michigan: 56
Minnesota: 39
Mississippi: 4
Missouri: 12
Montana: No confirmed cases reported by the CDC yet.
Nebraska: 10
Nevada: 26
New Hampshire: 14
New Jersey: 160
New Mexico: 10
New York: 1666
North Carolina: 72
North Dakota: 1
Ohio: 34
Oklahoma: 10
Oregon: 75
Pennsylvania: 173
Puerto Rico: 19
Rhode Island: 26
South Carolina: 23
South Dakota: 1
Tennessee: 39
Texas: 527
Utah: 41
Vermont: 1
Virginia: 105
Washington: 134
West Virginia: 3
Wisconsin: 19
Wyoming: No confirmed cases reported by the CDC yet.
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Contributing: Michael Collins, Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY. The Associated Press.


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