#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.


  • 7.88 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (2.4% of the population)
  • 25,500 more Americans tested positive today. 1.26 million have tested positive to date, or 3.8 per thousand
  • Another 2,500 Americans died today. 74,800 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 5.9%.
  • The U.S. case count has increased 19% over the past week, and the total U.S. death toll has increased by 21%.

New York:

  • Over 1 million tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (5.3% of the population)
  • 3,300 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Over 333,000 have tested positive to date (1.7% of the population).
  • 752 more New Yorkers died today. 26,000 have died so far. That's 1.3 out of every 1,000 New Yorkers.
  • New York's CFR is 7.8%, second only to the Northern Mariana Islands and Michigan.
  • New York's cases have increased 9% over the past week. Their death toll has risen 11%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 233,000 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (2.3% of the population)
  • 657 more Michiganders tested positive today. 45,000 have tested positive to date (4.5 per thousand).
  • 71 more Michiganders died today. 4,250 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 12% in the past week. Our death toll has increased 16%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (7.5%).
  • Nebraska and Minnesota saw their caseload increase by 80% over the past week. South Dakota's death toll increased 123% over the past week.