The State of the States’ Data
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, US states and territories have released more and more data. While there are still notable gaps in the data, the quality of the data offered by the states has improved dramatically.
Record New Cases, Surging Hospitalizations, Rising Deaths: This Week in COVID-19 Data, July 9
The South continues to be the epicenter of surges in both cases and hospitalizations. In Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas, COVID-19 deaths have begun to climb following jumps in new cases. And for the first time since April, deaths are rising nationally.
Confirmed and Probable COVID-19 Deaths, Counted Two Ways
We're up to 24 states publishing both confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths, and we're adding those data points into our API. But states are also using two different ways of deciding which deaths to count as COVID-19 deaths.
Florida’s COVID-19 Data: What We Know, What’s Wrong, and What’s Missing
Before it made headlines with a sudden resurgence of its outbreak—and despite receiving early praise for its transparency—Florida’s COVID-19 data has been mired in trouble. Under public pressure and threat of lawsuits, the Florida Department of Health has gradually released more data, but some very important pieces remain missing.
To Understand the US Pandemic, We Need Hospitalization Data—and We Almost Have It
Hospitalization data can help us understand the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States, and even see a little bit of what's to come. Until very recently, we didn't have a national summary figure—now we can finally piece together a national statistic from states that provide it, and estimate the rest.
This Week in COVID-19 Data, July 2: Across the US, Outbreaks Are Catching Fire
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.