The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an additional 89 laboratory-confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) since Tuesday.

This follows the announcement yesterday that the CDC began using a new, faster diagnostic test for EV-D68.

According to the federal health agency as of today,  CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 780 people from 46 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68.

The 46 states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

In addition, the CDC says EV-D68 has been detected in specimens from seven patients who died and had samples submitted for testing. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page