As states across the country relax restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID, some rural areas see an increase in cases.

Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of May 7, 11:00PM EST:

United States of America Statistics:

Cases Diagnosed – 1,292,663

Recovered – 215,911

Deaths – 76,825

Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Unemployment in the U.S. surges to 14.7%, the highest reported since The Great Depression.

85 U.S. kids have developed a rare and mysterious COVID-19-linked illness.

One study suggest that vitamin D levels may impact COVID mortality rates.

Frequently Asked Question: 

Can I get COVID-19 from my dog or cat?

There’s no evidence yet that pets can spread the coronavirus to people — but a small number of US pets have gotten it from people.

If you’re sick with COVID-19, it’s a good idea to limit contact with your pets. Find a family member or friend to care for your pet if you’re sick or in quarantine. If that’s not an option, wear a cloth face mask and wash your hands before and after you handle your pet. 

More ways to protect your dog or cat:

  • Don’t let them interact with other people or animals who don’t live with you. 
  • Keep cats inside if you can. 
  • Keep your dog on a leash, avoid dog parks, and stay at least 6 feet from other people and their pets.

For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.