Grim #COVID19 Data: Nightly update of the sick and the dead.

Lately pretty much everything I'm analyzing and writing about is the ongoing horror of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since tracking and analyzing data is what I'm best known for...and since I'm mostly stuck sitting in front of the computer all day whether I like it or not these days anyway...I've started my own daily COVID-19 spreadsheet. I've added a big yellow banner at the top of the site which links to it.

Again, I'm not the one who compiled the data itself--many other teams with far better resources than I have are doing that--but I'm pulling their work together and adding some additional context, such as per capita info by state/territory.

I also include the partisan lean of every state, which may sound cynical or tasteless...unless you've been paying attention to the news of late. That's exactly how Donald Trump sees it; he's literally giving red states whatever resources they ask for (or more) while deliberately starving the blue states (or even some purple states if their governors aren't "nice" enough to him) or giving them scraps.

With that in mind, here's this evening's main numbers. Be warned, they aren't pretty:


  • Over 2.5 million Americans have been tested (7.6 per thousand)
  • Another 33,700 Americans tested positive today
  • Over 502,000 Americans have tested positive (1.5 per thousand)
  • Another 2,000 Americans died today.
  • Over 18,700 Americans have died to date.
  • The U.S. death toll has increased 45% over the past 3 days.

New York:

  • Over 417,000 New Yorkers have been tested (2.1% of the population)
  • Another 10,800 New Yorkers tested positive today
  • Over 172,000 New Yorkers have tested positive to date (8.9 per thousand)
  • Another 777 New Yorkers died today.
  • Over 7,800 New Yorkers have died to date.
  • New York's death toll has increased 43% over the past 3 days.

Michigan (my home state):

  • Over 72,000 Michiganders have been tested (7.2 per thousand)
  • Another 1,300 Michiganders tested positive today
  • Over 22,700 Michiganders have tested positive to date (2.3 per thousand)
  • Another 205 Michiganders died today.
  • 1,281 Michiganders have died to date.
  • Michigan's death toll has increased by 52% over the past 3 days.

Other States/Territories:

  • South Dakota, Rhode Island and Maryland all saw their confirmed positive cases increase by 50% or more over the past 3 days.
  • 22 states/territories have seen their death tolls increase by 50% or more over the past 3 days (bold = triple digits):
    • Delaware
    • Virginia
    • Pennsylvania
    • Nevada
    • Puerto Rico
    • Indiana
    • Nebraska
    • New Hampshire
    • Massachusetts
    • Minnesota
    • Idaho
    • Maryland
    • Rhode Island
    • Connecticut
    • Kansas
    • Hawaii
    • District of Columbia
    • Illinois
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • Michigan
    • North Dakota