What Data Is 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.
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.
How Is My State Doing On Testing?
We track our country's daily progress towards two goals: reaching 500K tests per day and 4 million tests per day. The targets for each state have been adjusted per capita.
Data & Sources
The data for this site comes from COVIDTracking.com
(pulled at 5:00pm on 5/25), rt.live
(pulled at 5:00pm on 5/25), and the CDC
pulled at 5:00pm on 5/25, ICU/bed occupancy
pulled at 5:00pm on 5/25). 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.