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

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.

Nationally:

  • 3.08 million Americans have been tested (9.3 per thousand)
  • Another 27,000 Americans tested positive today
  • 614,000 have tested positive to date (1.9 per thousand)
  • 2,400 more Americans died today.
  • Over 26,000 Americans have died to date.
  • The U.S. mortality rate (based on positive tests) rose again, to 4.2%
  • The 3-day U.S. death toll increased by 26.6%.

New York:

  • 500,000 New Yorkers have been tested (2.5% of the population)
  • 7,500 more tested positive today
  • Over 203,000 New Yorkers have tested positive to date...over 1% of the population.
  • Another 778 New Yorkers died today.
  • Over 10,800 have died to date.
  • New York's mortality rate (based on positive tests) is up to 5.3%
  • New York's 3-day death toll increased by 25.5%

Michigan (my home state):

  • Over 86,000 Michiganders have been tested (8.6 per thousand)
  • Another 1,400 Michigander tested positive today
  • 27,000 have tested positive to date (2.7 per thousand)
  • Another 166 Michiganders died today.
  • 1,768 Michiganders have died to date.
  • Michigan's mortality rate (based on positive tests) is the highest in the country* at 6.6%.
  • Michigan's 3-day death toll increased by 27%.

*(except for the Northern Mariana Islands)

Other States/Territories:

I've downshifted my "3-day increase" threshold to 33%. That is, I'm listing states/territories which saw their confirmed cases or death tolls increase by 33% or higher. This is actually a "good" thing relatively speaking, since I had previously been listing those which doubled or increased by 50% or higher.

  • Confirmed cases increased by 33% or more over the past 3 days: South Dakota (58%) and Rhode Island (38%)
  • Death tolls increased by 33% or more over the past 3 days:
    • New Mexico
    • West Virginia
    • Maryland
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Rhode Island
    • District of Columbia
    • Massachusetts
    • Pennsylvania
    • Connecticut

There were also another 241 confirmed cases within the U.S. military (and one more death), as well as 115 more confirmed cases within the Navajo Nation, four more of whom have died.