The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking )

The COVID Tracking Project

Bio We try to provide the most comprehensive state-level coronavirus data. Housed at @TheAtlantic.
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Twitter Web App : While case counts continue to decline in the Midwest, reported deaths are still 3.5x what they were in October, and 50% higher than the worst of the spring in the region. We have long observed that deaths can take a substantial amount of time to be reported.

Twitter Web App : Our daily update is published. States reported 2M tests, 215k cases, 126,139 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and 3,695 deaths. The 7-day average for tests is at a record high.

Twitter Web App : We expect another round of data disruptions next week due to the upcoming MLK holiday and Inauguration. Some states have already announced future delays in reporting.

Twitter Web App : It’s likely that there are some challenges in getting these datasets clean and ready for publication. We are calling on the federal government to publish the data sooner than later, with full transparency about any remaining reporting problems or definitional inconsistencies.

Twitter Web App : We’re also calling for the release of federal facility-level data on vaccinations in nursing homes and other long-term-care facilities. We need this data now to understand where LTC staff and residents are being vaccinated, and where they’re not. covidtracking.com/analysis-updat…

Twitter Web App : Today, we’re releasing our detailed annotations showing what kind of race data states are publishing on their vaccine dashboards and in vaccination reports. covidtracking.com/analysis-updat…

Twitter Web App : If we want to understand how the vaccination effort is going, we need complete data, including demographics for every dose—and it’s going to have to come from the federal government. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…

Twitter Web App : On a national level, it appears COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the decline. Note: there are still some jurisdictions experiencing an overwhelming amount of hospitalizations.

Twitter Web App : Our daily update is published. States reported 2.3M tests, 244k cases, 127,235 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and 3,679 deaths. The 7-day average for tests is at a record high.

Twitter Web App : We recently released a visualization of the @HHSGOV hospital data. It is a weekly average for COVID-19 metrics for each individual hospital across the country. This week, facilities across the South (though especially in Alabama) are under serious pressure.

Twitter Web App : Our eyes are on 5 states this week: AL, AZ, CA, GA, and FL―where surges in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are steadily growing. Alarmingly, AZ currently has the worst per-capita new case numbers in the world.

Twitter Web App : COVID-19 deaths are 25% higher than any other week since the pandemic began. For scale, COVID-19 deaths reported this week exceed the CDC's estimate of 22K flu-related deaths during the entire 2019-2020 season.

Twitter Web App : Heres that weekly look. Testing data may be back online after the holidays and case data is beginning to stabilize. As noted, we seem to be seeing the first signs of hospitalizations slowing down at a national level. covidtracking.com/analysis-updat…

Twitter Web App : The bright spot is our most consistent metric: current hospitalizations. This week, they appear to have leveled off.

That said, there are still more than 2x the number of hospitalized patients now as during previous surges.

Twitter Web App : After holiday disruptions, our core metrics stabilize at different rates. We believe the bulk of holiday-related case and death backlogs have been reported, but that we're only now seeing a lot of the test backlogs, hence today's new 7-day average record.