b'40Coronavirus Impact2020 OHCA metricsAs of May 15, 2021, COVID-19 has infected more than 32 million individuals nationally, causing more than 580,000 deaths11. The novel coronavirus has impacted every part of the country. The graph on the left below highlights the newly reported COVID deaths in the US during the 2020 calendar year. The graph on the right below shows the distribution of CARES cases by month during the same time period for comparison.Figure 26. Newly reported COVID-19 deaths in the US by month.Figure 27. CARES cases by month, 2020. Over the last year, COVID-19 has transformed the role of local EMS systems, with downstream impacts on resuscitation practices and patient outcomes. As a public health surveillance system, CARES was able to document the impact of COVID-19 on resuscitation practices throughout the country. These data can be used to better understand the needs and challenges of 911 responders in these unprecedented times. The graph on the following page visualizes trends in key OHCA indicators in 2020, representing approximately 10,000 cases each month.11COVID Data Tracker: Trends in Number of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the US. Source: CDC.gov.'