Month: August 2020
This edition tracks recent COVID deaths in the USA in two ways. The national weekly progression has been tabulated across the past two months, showing a decrease of 6% this past week versus the previous week. However, new daily deaths remain near 1,000. We also show daily COVID deaths by state comparing June, July, and August. In 26 states across these months, the average daily deaths have been highest in August.
Monthly Progression of Disparities in COVID Deaths by Race and Age Cohort and COVID Deaths Attributable to Nursing Home Residents
This edition analyzes disparities in COVID deaths by race and by age cohort, showing monthly progressions during the pandemic. We’ve also assessed the proportion of all COVID deaths attributable to nursing home residents and how this has evolved over time.
This edition looks at the USA’s most recent COVID deaths relative to prior weeks, compares the US with other developed countries regarding COVID death rates and population density, and compares the four major US regions on these metrics.
This edition presents the weekly progression of COVID deaths in the USA across the 23 weeks since the first death was reported. The week ending on August 1 was our seventh-worst week in terms of COVID deaths, and the fourth consecutive week where more deaths occurred than the previous week.
We also tabulated state-by-state deaths in each of the past five months. The states are fairly evenly divided in terms of what their “highest death” month has been between three months: April, May, and July. No state experienced their highest level of COVID deaths in either March or June.