This edition of the 5 Slide Series tabulates new tests, cases, and deaths per 100,000 population at a state level to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted September 1- 15 versus August 1 – 15. Nationally, trends have mostly moved in a favorable direction. During the first half of September relative to the first half of August, confirmed cases and deaths have decreased by more than 20%, and positive tests as a percent of all administered tests during each timeframe have decreased from 7.1% to 5.2%. However, several states have trended in an adverse direction and reported an increase in new cases, deaths, and positive tests September 1 – 15 versus August 1 – 15.
This edition analyzes COVID-19 death trends in the United States at a state and county level over the most recent two weeks of the pandemic. Nationally, new COVID deaths decreased by 19% September 3 – 10 versus August 27 – September 3.
This edition compares the monthly progression of the COVID-19 death rate in the United States to other countries that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Additionally, this edition shows new COVID cases and deaths per 100,000 in the United States, March through August.