#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.


  • 6.23 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (1.9% of the population)
  • 30,800 more Americans tested positive today. 1.1 million have tested positive to date, or 3.3 per thousand
  • Another 2,200 Americans died today. Over 63,800 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 24% over the past week, and the total U.S. death toll has increased by 27%.

New York:

  • 900,000 tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (4.6% of the population)
  • 4,700 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Over 310,000 have tested positive to date (1.6% of the population).
  • 306 more New Yorkers died today. I think that's the fewest daily deaths reported in over a month, which is good news (relatively speaking). In fact, for the first time in forever, New York didn't have the highest daily death toll (see below).
  • 23,800 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 16% over the past week. Their death toll has risen 14%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 180,000 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (1.8% of the population)
  • 980 more Michiganders tested positive today. 41,400 have tested positive to date (4.1 per thousand).
  • 119 more Michiganders died today. Nearly 3,800 Michiganders have died of COVID-19 to date.
  • Michigan continues to have the highest CFR of any state at 9.2%.
  • Michigan's cases have increased 17% in the past week. Our death toll has increased 27%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (6.0%).
  • Nebraska's caseload increased by more than 100% over the past week.
  • In what's either "good" news for New York or bad news for New Jersey, the Garden State actually had the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country today (458), surpassing New York's 306.
  • On a related note: 37% of the 2,700 Americans who died on April 15th were from New York. Today, only 14% of the 2,200 Americans who died were from New York.