Every day, our volunteers compile the latest numbers on tests, cases, hospitalizations, and patient outcomes from every US state and territory.
COVID-19 isn't affecting all communities equally. We've partnered with the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research to collect the most complete racial data anywhere in the COVID Racial Data Tracker.
We’re tracking racial and ethnic data from every state that reports it—and pushing those that don’t to start. Together with the BU Center for Antiracist Research, we’re analyzing this data to uncover the true impact of the outbreak on vulnerable communities.See the racial data tracker
Our data powers crucial reporting and research. Here are just a few of the organizations that rely on our dataset.
Johns Hopkins relies on our testing data for its COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative, which brings data and expert analysis together in one place. The initiative is designed to help policymakers and the public understand the trajectory of the pandemic, and make decisions about the path forward. Please note this visualization is not a dynamic representation of case data and will not update automatically.
The White House
The White House chose the COVID Tracking Project as the best source to cite for daily US test numbers in its “Opening Up America Again” testing strategy.
COVID Exit Strategy
Created by a group of public health and crisis experts, covidexitstrategy.org identifies critical interventions needed to stop the spread of COVID-19, and urges government decision-makers to apply them. They use our data to power a dashboard comparing each state’s interventions and testing levels with case counts and deaths over time.
See how we work, what we’re learning, and what’s changing in our data on our project blog.
This week’s data marks a return to ambiguities we last saw in April and May. For the first time, we saw week-over-week testing numbers fall—and this decline makes drops in new COVID-19 case numbers difficult to interpret. Deaths continued their steady rise. And new complications like technical glitches and school reopenings threaten to cloud the picture even further.
Florida’s Per-Capita COVID-19 Cases Just Surpassed New York’s, but Are the Two Outbreaks Comparable? Yes and No.
Florida has reported over 461,000 total COVID-19 cases, surpassing New York for the highest per-capita caseload in the United States—but a simple comparison doesn’t represent the critical differences in the data we have for the two outbreaks.
States across the US use two primary methods for announcing COVID-19 deaths: date of death (reported) and date of death (actual). To analyze how the pandemic is trending across the country, understanding the relationship between these two data points is crucial. Here's what we've learned from investigating both methods in three of our largest hotspots: Arizona, Florida, and Texas.
Who’s using our data
News organizations including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Vox, ProPublica, and The Wall Street Journal use our data in their reporting.