#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.

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.

Nationally:

  • 4.88 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (1.5% of the population)
  • 38,500 more Americans tested positive today. 925,000 have tested positive to date (2.8 per thousand)
  • Another 1,900 Americans died today. Over 52,100 have died to date.
  • The U.S. Case Fatality Rate (CFR) now stands at 5.6%...this is the first time it's dropped even slightly in weeks to my knowledge, for whatever that's worth.
  • The U.S. case count has increased 30% over the past week, and the total U.S. death toll has increased by 40%.

New York:

  • 730,000 tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (3.8% of the population)
  • 8,800 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Over 277,000 have tested positive to date (1.4% of the population).
  • 430 more New Yorkers died today. 21,300 have died so far. That's 1.1 out of every 1,000 New Yorkers.
  • New York's CFR is 7.7%, second only to the Northern Mariana Islands and Michigan. Again, it actually dropped slightly for the first time in awhile.
  • New York's cases have increased 19% over the past week. The death toll has risen 24%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 136,300 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (1.4% of the population)
  • 1,350 more Michiganders tested positive today. 36,600 have tested positive to date (3.7 per thousand).
  • 108 more Michiganders died today. 3,100 Michiganders have died of COVID-19 to date.
  • Michigan continues to have the highest CFR of any state at 8.4%.
  • Michigan's cases have increased 22% in the past week. Our death toll has increased 39%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (4.4%).
  • Nebraska has the dubious honor of being the only state or territory to double their case total over the past week today...but Iowa, Kansas and North Dakota all increased by 70% or more.
  • Three states increased their death tolls by 100% or more over the past week: Wyoming, Nebraska and West Virginia, with Minnesota, Maryland, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania all going up by 80% or more.