This edition’s COVID analytical focus has been on tabulating the weekly percentage increase in new tests relative to the weekly progression of new cases. Comparing June 17-24 with June 10-17, tests increased by 6% but new cases jumped up by 34%. This suggests that a very large disease spread is now occurring — far beyond the dynamic that more tests are identifying more underlying cases.
We also show that nursing home residents accounted for 26% of COVID deaths through June 7, and that 70% of the US population resides in a county where the number of new cases increased more this week versus during the previous week.
This edition summarizes state and county dynamics regarding the progression of cases and deaths. We have tabulated new cases per capita by month in each state. More than half of the US population (54%) lives in a county that reported an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases this past week (June 10 – 17) compared to the prior week.
This edition of our 5 Slide Series is our 20th special edition focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic. As with all prior editions, we have tabulated several highly current data points. The newest type of analysis involves quantifying differences in COVID death rates per capita by race, showing that through June 7, African Americans have experienced more than twice the COVID-19 per capita death rate as Whites, Latinos, and Asians. We also provide various statistics regarding new confirmed cases and tests, nationally and state-by-state – including state rankings on the degree to which new confirmed cases have emerged in the past week.
This 5 Slide Series edition tracks COVID-19 trends in various ways, such as the weekly progression of cases and deaths throughout the past three months. We’ve also captured week-to-week COVID-19 testing trends on a national basis. The number of new tests per week has nearly tripled since the beginning of April, but only two states have tested more than 10% of their population to date.