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The trajectory of each state's positive tests per 100K people, over the prior two weeks.

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States Are Reopening:
See How Coronavirus Cases Rise or Fall

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Update, May 21, 2020: After The Atlantic reported that states may be inflating test numbers, we changed this map to display positive tests per capita rather than as a percentage of total tests.

Many states are lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on social and business activity that were put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. Questions linger, however, about whether some states meet criteria set by public health experts and the federal government for doing so. Experts are keeping a close eye on whether states that have reopened are seeing an uptick in cases or a worsening in other key metrics.

To give people context on state reopenings, and what happens afterward, we are tracking metrics derived from a set of guidelines published by the White House for states to achieve before loosening restrictions. Even if these criteria are met, without a vaccine, reopening may cause an increase in cases. What’s more, some states may meet all of the criteria and still have a high infection rate.

We plan on updating this data daily. Read more about how we chose these metrics.

Alabama
Positive tests
per 100K people
Percentage of tests
that are positive
Tests per 100K
people per day
ICU bed availability
Hospital visits for
flu-like illness
Alaska
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Arizona
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Arkansas
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
California
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Colorado
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Connecticut
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Delaware
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
District of Columbia
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Florida
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Georgia
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Hawaii
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Idaho
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Illinois
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Indiana
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Iowa
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Kansas
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Kentucky
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Louisiana
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Maine
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Maryland
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Massachusetts
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Michigan
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Minnesota
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Mississippi
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Missouri
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Montana
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Nebraska
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Nevada
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
New Hampshire
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
New Jersey
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
New Mexico
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
New York
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
North Carolina
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
North Dakota
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Ohio
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Oklahoma
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
ICU bed availability
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flu-like illness
Oregon
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Pennsylvania
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Puerto Rico
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Rhode Island
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
South Carolina
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
South Dakota
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Tennessee
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Texas
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
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flu-like illness
Utah
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
ICU bed availability
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flu-like illness
Vermont
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
ICU bed availability
Hospital visits for
flu-like illness
Virginia
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per 100K people
Percentage of tests
that are positive
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people per day
ICU bed availability
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flu-like illness
Washington
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per 100K people
Percentage of tests
that are positive
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people per day
ICU bed availability
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flu-like illness
West Virginia
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per 100K people
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that are positive
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people per day
ICU bed availability
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flu-like illness
Wisconsin
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per 100K people
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that are positive
Tests per 100K
people per day
ICU bed availability
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flu-like illness
Wyoming
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per 100K people
Percentage of tests
that are positive
Tests per 100K
people per day
ICU bed availability
Hospital visits for
flu-like illness

Sources The COVID Tracking Project, National Governors Association, CDC COVID-19 Module, CDC FluView

Notes Exact restrictions and rules for each state vary considerably, and counties or even cities may have their own rules in place. It has recently become clear that some states are combining different types of tests, which may make their positive test numbers appear better than they would otherwise. Here are more details on the five metrics we chose:

  • Positive tests per 100K people: A seven-day moving average of the number of positive tests, adjusted for population. We show an arrow representing the trend over the last two weeks. This metric comes from White House guidelines, and the data is updated daily.
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: A seven-day moving average of the percentage of total tests that are positive. We show an arrow representing the trend over the last two weeks. This metric comes from White House guidelines, and the data is updated daily.
  • Tests per 100K people per day: A seven-day moving average of the number of total tests, adjusted for population. We show a goal of 100 tests per 100,000 people per day. That number is taken from statements by the White House suggesting 30 tests per 1,000 people per month as a target. While there have been several targets put forward by both the White House and public health experts for what would make a sufficient number of tests, our metric takes the White House’s 30 tests per 1,000 people per month target and uses it to derive a minimum daily goal. This data is updated daily.
  • ICU bed availability: The percentage of intensive care beds in the state’s hospitals that are available. The White House’s guidelines say that states should be able to “treat patients without crisis care.” We’ve chosen to use ICU bed availability to track this criteria. We show a goal of 30% availability, which is taken from the target set by New York state. This data comes from a subset of facilities in each state that report this information to the CDC, and it is updated daily.
  • Hospital visits for flu-like illness: The percentage of patient visits to health care providers for influenza-like illness. We show an arrow representing the trend over the last two weeks. This metric comes from White House guidelines. The data comes from a subset of facilities in each state that report this information to the CDC and is updated weekly.
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