#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.


  • 6.0 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (1.8% of the population)
  • 28,400 more Americans tested positive today. 1.06 million have tested positive to date.
  • Another 2,400 Americans died today. Over 61,500 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 5.8%.
  • The U.S. case count has increased 25% over the past week, and the total U.S. death toll has increased by 29%.

New York:

  • 872,000 tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (4.5% of the population)
  • 4,700 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Over 306,000 have tested positive to date (1.5% of the population).
  • 330 more New Yorkers died today. 23,500 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 17% over the past week. The death toll has risen 15%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 172,000 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (1.7% of the population)
  • 1,100 more Michiganders tested positive today. 40,400 have tested positive to date (4.0 per thousand).
  • 103 more Michiganders died today. 3,670 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 30%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (5.7%).
  • Nebraska's caseload increased by more than 100% over the past week.