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 9/27 at 9:50pm PT.), COVID Act Now
(pulled on 9/26 at 10:15pm PT), the CDC
and HHS (ILI
pulled at 9/22 at 5:05pm PT, ICU/bed occupancy
pulled on 9/20 at 9:50pm PT), CMU US Symptom Survey
(pulled on 9/22 at 5:05pm PT), covid19statepolicy.org
(pulled at 9/24 at 9:50pm 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.