The federal government improved its state and county-level COVID-19 PCR testing data since we analyzed it in February. Here’s an update on those changes and what we hope to see next for the data.
Beware of dating schemes, data dumps, weather events and other issues that can lead to mistakes that confuse the public.
Publicly available federal race and ethnicity COVID-19 data is currently usable and improving, although it shares many of the problems we’ve found in state-reported data.
We’ve created a bit of code that helps combine federal testing, case, deaths, and hospitalization data into a single spreadsheet.
Here’s where and how you can find COVID-19 data now that The COVID Tracking Project has ended.
At least three different federal agencies share testing data for SARS-CoV-2 in at least four different places. Here’s a little about where that data comes from, what each dataset has to offer, and how you can use the datasets best in light of their large differences from state-provided data.
Here’s what we know about the only federal dataset on COVID-19 outcomes in long-term care facilities.
As The COVID Tracking Project approaches its final day of data compilation on March 7, 2021, we are recommending a selection of federal data sources to people who want a quick and easy way to keep an eye on the pandemic.
The CDC provides two different datasets regarding COVID-19 fatalities. Here’s a walkthrough of how they compare to each other and to The COVID Tracking Project’s data.
Here’s a walkthrough of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) daily case dataset and what you should know about it.
Here’s a walkthrough of the Department of Health and Human Services’ dataset and what you should know about it.
In February and March, we’ll hold a series of free trainings to help anyone who uses our data to understand existing federal numbers.