Cases and hospitalizations continue to drop, and now COVID-19 deaths finally appear to be declining.
After a year of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting COVID-19 data for the United States, we’re ending our data compilation work in early March.
We know COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color the most. But we need more and more standardized data to truly understand the impact to these communities—and to mitigate those disparities.
Outbreaks Ease Across the US, but Our Numbers Are Still Very High: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Jan 28
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are dropping in almost every state—and dropping very quickly in some of our worst-hit areas. Hospitalizations are down another 10 percent but are still far above levels seen in previous surges. Deaths, which lag behind cases and hospitalizations, remain high.
With holiday reporting backlogs finally (mostly) behind us, we are seeing good signs in every region of the country.
Only a third of states and territories with public vaccine data share information on the race and ethnicity of vaccine recipients, and those that do share it do so in highly unstandardized ways. But data from the federal government could answer the question of who’s getting vaccinated.