Every day, our volunteers compile the latest numbers on tests, confirmed 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.
The US has broken its record for new COVID-19 cases three times in the last week. Thirteen states broke their new-case records since Sunday. In the states with the worst outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths are rising.
Starting in August, new federal rules will require testing labs to report better data on the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. What happens to this new information is up to state and local officials. Journalists, open-data advocates, and members of the public can help us hold governments accountable for collecting and publishing this urgently needed data.
As exposure risk increases, so does the need for more testing. The more we test, the more cases we can identify—which is a good thing. But are we looking at the right metrics to know if we are performing enough tests?
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.