LeeCo COVID-19 Dashboard

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Daily COVID-19 Update

Monday, August 10 – Here is today’s COVID-19 update with the latest numbers, analysis, links to positive and useful news, and interactive maps. Stay safe, wash your hands, take your Vitamin D, wear a mask, and don’t be a spreader 😷!

👁 UPDATES:

  • The line graphs now start at June 1 so the details of daily changes are more visible.
  • I’ve updated the Deaths Per Week bar chart to reflect the most recent week ending August 9.

In addition to this dashboard, I also maintain a timeline of COVID-19 events. If you haven’t done so already, please read this post: Why I’m Taking Vitamin D in the Age of COVID-19.

Updated Numbers

Updated Charts

Observations on Today’s Numbers

United States 🇺🇸

New Cases

  • The U.S. has now exceeded five million confirmed cases of COVID-19. The nation reached four million cases just 17 days ago on July 23.
  • The seven-day average for positive cases has exceeded 20,000 new cases per day every day since April 1. It has exceeded 50,000 cases every day since July 6.
  • The number of new cases reported in the past thirty days is 1.8 million.
  • 1.5 percent of the US Population has tested positive for COVID-19. That’s roughly one out of every 66 people in the United States.

Deaths

  • The seven-day average for deaths per day remains above 1,000. The average has exceeded 1,000 deaths per day for 13 days in a row.
  • The disease is killing about 7,500 Americans a week. The total number of Americans killed in the past thirty days is over 28,000.
  • The seven-day average for deaths per day in the United States is trending slightly upward.

Testing

  • TESTING IS GOING DOWN. The seven-day average for tests performed per day in the United States peaked on July 29. It has been falling ever since. (See the green line chart above.) Testing in the US has fallen by 14% since July 29.
  • The United States has now tested 18% of its population (assuming one test per person.) That means about one out of every six people has been tested.
  • The seven-day percentage of tests that result in a positive, confirmed case of COVID-19 is moving slightly downward (see the red line chart above.)

Georgia 🍑

New Cases

  • On August 5, Georgia exceeded 200,000 cases of COVID-19. It is the fifth US state to do so. There are only four states with more total cases: New York, California, Texas, and Florida.
  • Two percent of the Georgia population has now had a confirmed case of COVID-19. That’s one out of every 50 people.
  • The seven-day average for new cases in Georgia has persisted above 3,000 per day since July 11. New cases began moving back upward starting around June 2, and began sharply increasing around June 20. The seven-day average for new cases is currently trending downward.
  • The most recent peak for new daily cases was July 24.
  • The number of new cases in Georgia for the past thirty days exceeds 105,000.

Deaths

  • Last week was the worst week of the pandemic for Georgia in terms of deaths. A total of 359 Georgians died of COVID-19 from August 3 to August 9.
  • The seven-day trend for daily deaths in Georgia is increasing. Fatalities began moving upward on July 10, about three weeks after new cases began sharply increasing.
  • The seven-day trend for the case fatality rate is still moving downward. The case fatality rate remains well below the national average.

Testing

  • Testing in Georgia is increasing again, after falling July 30-August 4.
  • The state of Georgia has tested 19% of its population (assuming one test per person.) That means roughly one out of every five Georgians has been tested.
  • Georgia remains in the Top 10 among US states by number of tests performed. (California, New York, and Florida are the top three.)
  • The seven-day percentage of tests that result in a positive, confirmed case of COVID-19 is moving slightly downward (see the red line chart above.)

Positive and Useful News

In an effort to provide some relief from the endless stream of scary news about COVID-19, these daily updates will include links to any available positive or constructive news related to this disease. Here are today’s links:

Georgia News

Maps

Note: The following maps are interactive. You can hover over and click on elements to see additional data.


Notes Regarding Data Sources

United States Data

UPDATE REGARDING DATA SOURCE FOR UNITED STATES NUMBERS: As of June 13, I am using data from The COVID Tracking Project instead of official CDC data. Based on my experience with data from The COVID Tracking Project, it’s reliable (based on actual state-level websites and reports,) and updated at a regular interval, unlike the CDC data. I will be using this data going forward for numbers from The United States.

Georgia Data

All tables and graphs appearing on this page for the State of Georgia use official data from the State of Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Status Report.

The following appeared on the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Daily Status Report page on May 29:

Alert – Beginning Tuesday, June 2, DPH will move to a once a day Daily Status Report update at 3 p.m. This will allow time to process and validate laboratory and case reports to improve data quality and accuracy. DPH is regularly reviewing and updating features of the dashboard to provide a true picture of COVID-19 in Georgia.

Georgia has now made this change, but I continue to update my page mid-day, right after I eat lunch. That means the Georgia data comes from the day before my page is updated.

Notes on Georgia test data: The Number of Tests metric for The State of Georgia combines both molecular tests (testing people to see if they have the disease at the time of testing) and serology tests (testing people for antibodies to see if they had the disease in the past.)

Data Sources