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Testing In Limbo, Hospitalizations and Deaths Still Dropping: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Sep 10

A long holiday weekend makes ambiguous testing data even harder to understand, but hospitalizations are dropping, which is good.

By Erin Kissane & Peter WalkerSeptember 10, 2020

Cases Stop Dropping and the Midwest Heats Up: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Sep 3

After five straight weeks of sharp declines in new cases of COVID-19 in the United States, we’ve leveled off again. Reported tests are up about 5 percent, but are actually dropping in the Midwest, where three states—Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota—are driving an uptick in new cases. This week we also launched a new dataset that looks closely at the toll of COVID-19 in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Introducing the Long-Term Care COVID Tracker: Tracing COVID-19’s Dramatic Toll on a Uniquely Vulnerable Population

Our new dataset shows how COVID-19 has travelled through the nation’s long-term care facilities. The virus has killed one out of every 28 long-term care residents in the United States.

By Whet Moser & Conor KellySeptember 1, 2020

Testing Looks Shaky But National Progress Continues: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Aug 27

New COVID-19 cases continued their steady decline this week, a positive signal supported by a similar decline in hospitalized patients. Reported deaths also fell for the second straight week. Though testing across the US can’t seem to regain the peak of late July, we believe conditions on the ground are improving across the country—and that the data states report is, by and large, trustworthy. Read on to find out why.

By Erin KissaneAugust 27, 2020

We've Redesigned The COVID Tracking Project Site—Again—To Bring You More and Richer Data

In our fifth month of compiling COVID-19 data from 56 US states and territories, we have redesigned the data displays and annotations on our website to reveal more of the data each state and territory publishes and sharpen the contextual information that runs alongside it.

By Kevin Millerpublished on August 25, 2020updated at 3:00 am ET on September 14, 2020

COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data: What’s Changed, and What Still Needs Improvement

Even with significant data unreported, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color is clear.

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