LeeCo COVID-19 Dashboard

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Daily COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Here is today’s COVID-19 update with the latest numbers, analysis, links to useful news, and interactive maps. Stay safe, wash your hands, take your Vitamin D, wear a mask, GET VACCINATED, and don’t be a spreader 😷!

GET VACCINATED! Nick Muerdter’s COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter scans pharmacy websites to identify current, available open vaccine appointments in your area. It’s a great tool that’s updated every minute and can help you find and book a vaccine appointment without having to scan pharmacy websites yourself.

URL: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/

Related Links 🔗

Here are some related items you might find useful:

Updated Numbers

Updated Charts

Observations on Today’s Numbers

United States 🇺🇸


  • The seven-day average for daily infections has risen 30% over the past four weeks.
  • The seven-day average for daily infections reached its recent low on March 20.
  • Roughly one out of every 11 people in the United States has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.


  • Daily deaths in the United States have fallen 80% since the recent peak in January.
  • The disease is killing about 730 people a day in the United States. That’s about one death every two minutes.
  • The United States has 4% of the world’s population but 20% of the world’s reported deaths from COVID-19.
  • About one out of every 590 Americans has been killed by COVID-19.
  • About 27,000 Americans have died of this disease in the past thirty days.


  • Daily testing in the US has fallen 25% since the recent peak in January.

Georgia 🍑


  • Daily infections in Georgia have risen 7% in the past week, even though daily tests have fallen.
  • Georgia ranks 34th among US states in per-capita infections for the past seven days. The top five states for infections per capita in the past week are Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Minnesota.
  • About one out of every 12 people in Georgia has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.


  • Georgia ranks 4th among US states in deaths per capita for the past seven days. The other states in the top five for deaths per capita in the past week are New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Montana.
  • About one out of every 620 Georgians has died from this disease.


  • Daily testing in Georgia has trended down for twelve weeks in a row and has fallen 60% since the peak on January 23.
  • Georgia ranks 44th among US states in Tests per Capita over the past thirty days, behind Tennessee and Indiana. The top five states with the most tests per capita in the past thirty days are Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Alaska, and Connecticut.

Positive and Useful News

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



Other News

Georgia Pandemic News

Yesterday’s News Items

These are the items listed under “Positive and Useful News” yesterday, in case you missed them:


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

As of March 7, The COVID Tracking Project has stopped collecting data. I have started pulling all data for the US from the CDC’s official COVID Data Tracker site. One major drawback of the CDC’s site is the absence of historical data for its key metrics. I miss a day, I have to interpolate the missing data rather than having a reliable source of the actual missing values. I don’t often miss days, and most of the charts and metrics are based on seven-day averages anyway, so the occasional omission/interpolation should not have a material impact on the trends reported here on my site.

United States Vaccine Data

Metrics for COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States come from the CDC COVID Data Tracker website. The number shown on my dashboard represents “Total Number of People Initiating Vaccination (1st Dose Received)”. Healthcare providers report vaccine doses to federal, state, territorial, and local agencies up to 72 hours after administration. There may be additional lag for data to be transmitted from the federal, state, territorial, or local agency to CDC.

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.

Georgia Vaccine Data

Metrics related to COVID-19 vaccinations in Georgia come from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID Vaccine web page. The Georgia COVID Vaccine dashboard is updated daily, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Data Sources

United States Data

World Data

State of Georgia Data