Official Data from the Federal Government - HHS, CDC, ASPR, USDS
On December 18, the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the U.S. Digital Service began sharing the internal documents used by their own response teams.
We started COVID Exit Strategy in April to try and fill in this gap. As a non-partisan project we've always believed that when government works well it is capable of great things. This data release and the civil servants from HHS, CDC, ASPR, and USDS exemplify what leadership during a pandemic looks like.
How is My State Doing on Key Measures?
Using a simple red, yellow, green scale, you can see the progress towards the key measures.
How is the Disease Spreading?
What's critical is a downward trajectory of illness reported and documented cases.
Can Our Health System Handle the Spread?
Bed and ICU availability, case fatality rate, and cases per capita are a proxy for load on our hospitals. Not all data refreshes daily. Bed and ICU availability only refreshes
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
How Is My State Doing On Testing?
We track our country's daily progress towards two goals: reaching a baseline of 500K tests per day and an incident adjusted target per day. The targets for each state have been adjusted per capita.
What Data Are Missing?
Using sources like the COVID Tracking Project
and the CDC
we are able to start measure how a state is controlling the epidemic. Some sources are more "real-time" like case data
, but others can lag a week like influenza-like illness (ILI) data
. For the moment, this is the best representation of how a state is doing based on publicly available information.
Unfortunately, we cannot track how states are deploying contact tracing programs because that data is not reported yet. We also lack data sources for how states are implementing safe quarantine spaces. Once that data is available, we'll incorporate it.
Data & Sources
The data for this site comes from COVIDTracking.com
(pulled on 12/20 at 9:45pm PT), COVID Act Now
(pulled on 12/20 at 9:45pm PT), the CDC
and HHS (ILI
pulled at 12/20 at 9:45pm PT, ICU/bed occupancy
pulled on 12/20 at 9:45pm PT), CMU US Symptom Survey
(pulled on 12/20 at 9:45pm PT), covid19statepolicy.org
(pulled at 12/20 at 9:45pm PT), covid19-projections.com
(pulled at 12/20 at 9:45pm PT). The data powering the charts can be found in this Google Spreadsheet
We are a group of public health & crisis experts with experience working at the White House, Department of Health & Human Services, and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Learn more.
Cases, Deaths, Tests - COVID Tracking Project
Rt - rt.live
ILI Activity Level - CDC
ICU & Hospital Utilization - CDC
This is a volunteer effort and the data we use comes from publicly available sources. Our reports are only as good as the data that is being reported. If you are making critical decisions, we encourage you to visit the official federal, state, and local government websites.