#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.


  • 7.66 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (2.3% of the population)
  • 24,800 more Americans tested positive today. 1.24 million have tested positive to date, or 3.7 per thousand
  • Another 2,300 Americans died today. 72,300 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 22%.

New York:

  • Over 1 million tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (5.3% of the population)
  • 2,700 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Over 330,000 have tested positive to date (1.7% of the population).
  • 260 more New Yorkers died today. Over 25,200 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 9%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 223,000 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (2.2% of the population)
  • 447 more Michiganders tested positive today. 44,400 have tested positive to date (4.4 per thousand).
  • 44 more Michiganders died today. Nearly 4,200 Michiganders have died of COVID-19 to date.
  • Michigan continues to have the highest CFR of any state at 9.4%.
  • Michigan's cases have increased 13% in the past week. Our death toll has increased 17%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (7.2%).
  • Nebraska and Minnesota saw their caseload increase by over 80% over the past week. South Dakota's death toll increased 118% over the past week.
  • New York actually had the third highest number of deaths today, after Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 
  • Michigan has actually fallen out of the top 10 states in terms of confirmed cases per capita; the states on that list include:
    • New York (17 per thousand)
    • New Jersey (15 per thousand)
    • Massachusetts (10 per thousand)
    • Rhode Island (9.4 per thousand)
    • Connecticut (8.6 per thousand)
    • District of Columbia (7.5 per thousand)
    • Louisiana (6.5 per thousand)
    • Delaware (5.5 per thousand)
    • Illinois (5.2 per thousand)
    • Maryland (4.5 per thousand)