#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.


  • 5.8 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (1.75% of the population)
  • 25,100 more Americans tested positive today. 1.035 million have tested positive to date.
  • Another 2,500 Americans died today. Over 59,200 have died to date.

For the record, on April 10th, Donald Trump claimed that if "only" 60,000 Americans died from the pandemic he'd consider it evidence that he's done a great job.

  • The U.S. Case Fatality Rate (CFR) now stands at 5.7%.
  • The U.S. case count has increased 26% over the past week, and the total U.S. death toll has increased by 31%.

New York:

  • 845,000 tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (4.3% of the population)
  • 3,400 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Over 301,000 have tested positive to date (1.5% of the population).
  • 521 more New Yorkers died today. 23,100 have died so far. That's 1.2 out of every 1,000 New Yorkers.
  • New York's CFR is 7.7%, second only to the Northern Mariana Islands and Michigan.
  • New York's cases have increased 18% over the past week. The death toll has also risen 18%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 165,000 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (1.7% of the population)
  • 1,052 more Michiganders tested positive today. 39,200 have tested positive to date (3.9 per thousand).
  • 160 more Michiganders died today. 3,500 Michiganders have died of COVID-19 to date.
  • Michigan continues to have the highest CFR of any state at 9.1%.
  • Michigan's cases have increased 19% in the past week. Our death toll has increased 32%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (5.5%).
  • GOOD news (relatively speaking): No states or territories doubled their positive cases or death tolls over the past seven days!

Of course, several came close: Nebraska and Iowa both saw their cases increase by 75% or more, and Minnesota's death toll increased 88% over the past week.