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What We Know About Covid Testing Sensitivity

To successfully manage the pandemic, we need tools for both surveillance and diagnosis, in the form of antigen tests and PCR tests.

By Whet MoserNovember 23, 2020

One Million Cases in Seven Days: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Nov 19

Weekly cases grew 26 percent and nearly 80,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s one-third higher than the nation’s previous record.

Cases Race Past Previous Highs: This Week in Long-Term Care COVID-19 Data, Nov 17

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, long-term care facilities experienced their largest increase in six months. The LTC case surge is concentrated in the Midwest, mirroring the pattern of the US pandemic as a whole.

A Nationwide Case Surge Hits US Hospitals: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Nov 12

One in 378 US residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week, and hospitalizations have nearly doubled in the past two weeks. The United States is posting new records for cases and hospitalizations nearly every day, and healthcare systems are reaching capacity in many areas where cases have spiked.

By The COVID Tracking ProjectNovember 12, 2020

Ultralight Recommendations for a National Pandemic Dashboard

The announcement of a forthcoming national pandemic dashboard is heartening news for COVID-19 data folks all over the country. We have a few modest suggestions for the team that will undertake this work.

By The COVID Tracking ProjectNovember 11, 2020

The Third Wave of COVID-19 Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities is Here: This Week in Long-Term Care COVID-19 Data, November 11

In October, eight percent of long-term care facility residents diagnosed with COVID-19 died. The rising cases of the past few weeks are resulting in the highest number of deaths in months as states and facilities fail to protect these most vulnerable Americans.

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