#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.


  • 8.28 million tests have been completed in the U.S. (2.7% of the population)
  • 25,500 more Americans tested positive today. 1.35 million have tested positive to date, or 4.1 per thousand
  • Another 1,400 Americans died today. 80,000 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 16% over the past week, and the total U.S. death toll has increased by 19%.

New York:

  • Over 1.15 million tests have been completed on New Yorkers to date (5.9% of the population)
  • 2,700 more New Yorkers tested positive today. Over 343,000 have tested positive to date (1.8% of the population).
  • 186 more New Yorkers died today. 26,700 have died so far. That's 1.4 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 8% over the past week. Their death toll has risen 10%.

Michigan (my home state):

  • 273,000 tests have been completed on Michiganders to date (2.7% of the population)
  • 430 more Michiganders tested positive today. 46,700 have tested positive to date (4.7 per thousand).
  • 133 more Michiganders died today. 4,500 Michiganders have died of COVID-19 to date.
  • Michigan continues to have the highest CFR of any state at 9.7%.
  • Michigan's cases have increased 8% in the past week. Our death toll has increased 13%.

Other States/Territories:

  • Rhode Island continues to have tested the highest per capita of their population (8.3%).
  • Minnesota's case load increased by over 70% over the past week.
  • Nebraska's per capita cases are now higher than Michigan's was just 8 days ago.