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Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals in the United States

The table below lists cases of SAR-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in animals that have been confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. Only the first animal of a species at a single facility, home or location will be reported in the table.

SARS-CoV-2 is considered to be an emerging disease by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). USDA must report confirmed animal infections in the United States to the OIE. We are still learning about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 in people, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. A small number of animals worldwide, have been reported to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/animals/pets-other-animals.html

 
Type of Animal Date Confirmed State Method of Initial Diagnosis*
Tiger~ac April 4, 2020 New York PCR
Lion~a April 15, 2020 New York PCR
Cat~b April 22, 2020 New York PCR
Cat~b April 22, 2020 New York PCR
Dog~,b June 1, 2020 New York PCR, Ab
Cat~ June 1, 2020 Minnesota PCR
Cat~c June 4, 2020 Illinois PCR
Dog~ June 24, 2020 New York Ab
Dog~ June 24, 2020 New York Ab
Dog~b July 1, 2020 Georgia PCR
Dog~c July 8, 2020 Texas PCR
Cat~ July 8, 2020 California PCR
Dog~ July 9, 2020 South Carolina PCR
Dog~ July 15, 2020  Arizona PCR
Cat~b July 21, 20201 Texas PCR
Cat~b July 22, 2020 1 Texas PCR
2 Cats and 1 Dog~ July 22, 20201 Utah Ab
Cat~ July 22, 20201 Utah Ab
Cat~ July 22, 20201 Utah Ab
Dog~ July 22, 20201 Utah Ab
Dog~ July 22, 20201 Wisconsin Ab
Dog~ July 22, 20201 Wisconsin Ab
Dog~ July 22, 20201 North Carolina Ab
Dog~bc August 3, 2020 Louisiana PCR
Dog~ August 11, 2020 North Carolina PCR
Cat~b August 11, 20201 Texas PCR
Dog~c August 11, 20201 Texas PCR
2 Catsd August 12, 20201 New York Ab
Cat~ August 12, 2020 Georgia PCR
Mink~ August 17, 2020 Utah PCR
Mink~ August 17, 2020 Utah PCR
Mink~ August 19, 2020 Utah PCR
Mink~ August 19, 2020 Utah PCR
Cat~ August 24, 2020 California PCR
Mink~ August 25, 2020 Utah PCR
Cat~bc August 25, 2020 Maryland PCR
Cat~d August 25, 2020 Arizona Ab
Dog~ August 25, 20201 Texas Ab
2 Cats~ August 25, 20201 Texas Ab
Dog~ August 25, 20201 Texas Ab
Dog~ August 25, 20201 Texas Ab
Cat~ August 25, 20201 Texas Ab
Dog~ August 25, 20201 Texas Ab
Dog~ August 25, 20201 Texas Ab
Cat~bc August 27, 20201 Louisiana PCR
Dog~ September 2, 20201 Texas PCR
Cat~bc September 2, 20201 Texas PCR
Cat~ September 2, 20201 Texas PCR
Cat~c September 2, 20201 Texas PCR
Dog~ September 2, 20201 Texas PCR
Cat~ September 17, 2020 Kentucky PCR
Mink~ September 17, 2020 Utah PCR
3 Catsd September 24, 2020 New York Ab
Mink~ September 24, 2020 Utah PCR
Mink~ September 24, 2020 Utah PCR
Cat~ September 30, 20201 Texas PCR
Dog~ September 30, 20201 Texas PCR
Cat~ October 6, 2020 Alabama PCR
Mink~ October 7, 2020 Utah PCR
Mink~ October 7, 2020 Wisconsin PCR
Minkd October 7, 2020 Michigan PCR

PCR:real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction; Ab: virus neutralizing antibody
~Animal had exposure to a probable or confirmed human with COVID-19.
aAnother three tigers and two lions at the same facility were all confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.
bVirus neutralizing antibodies were identified in other animal(s) in the household.
cVirus neutralizing antibodies were also identified.
d The COVID-19 status of humans associated with the case is unknown and/or under investigation.
1Samples collected as part of planned and targeted active surveillance of a specific animal, with known or suspected exposures to a person with COVID-19 or other exposure to SARS-CoV-2, to better understand risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
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