COVID-19 State Level Analyses and Nursing Home Cases and Deaths
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.