#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.


  • 7.2 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (2.1% of the population)
  • 27,300 more Americans tested positive today. 1.19 million have tested positive to date, or 3.6 per thousand
  • Another 1,100 Americans died today. 68,600 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 20% over the past week, and the total U.S. death toll has increased by 24%.

New York:

  • 986,000 tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (5.1% of the population)
  • 4,700 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Nearly 324,000 have tested positive to date (1.7% of the population).
  • 280 more New Yorkers died today. 24,648 have died so far. That's 1.3 out of every 1,000 New Yorkers.
  • New York's CFR is 7.6%, second only to the Northern Mariana Islands and Michigan.
  • New York's cases have increased 10% over the past week. Their death toll has risen 11%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 218,000 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (2.2% of the population)
  • 547 more Michiganders tested positive today. 43,700 have tested positive to date (4.4 per thousand).
  • 29 more Michiganders died today...the lowest in weeks. Over 4,000 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 16% in the past week. Our death toll has increased 22%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (6.8%).
  • Nebraska and Minnesota saw their caseload increase by over 80% over the past week. South Dakota's death toll increased 91% over the past week.