COVID-19, around the country in charts, 14 June

As you can see from the following charts, very few states display a steadily downward trend in daily per capita case numbers (logarithmic).

The US west and south regions (as defined by the US Census Bureau) are showing an upward trend. The most definitive downward trend is the northwest, which is driven by the March outbreak in New York and New Jersey.

For each region, I have highlighted states with upward per capita movement in cases.

The federal recommendation for reopening is that states have 14 days of steadily downward trending case numbers (in absolute numbers) before allowing more freedom for people to gather. This recommendation has been ignored.

By region

Note: there is no generally accepted definition for what constitutes US regions. This tool uses Census Bureau regions.

census bureau regions

COVID 19 by region

Northeast

NE states - COVID19

DelMarVa (DC, DE, MD, VA)

DelMarVa - COVID19

 

Southeast (AL, FL, SC, NC)

Southeast COVID19

 

South

Southern states, covid-19

Midwest

Mid-west COVID 19

West

western states covid19

 

Individual states, weekly totals and daily average

By focusing on each week’s data (not normalized), these charts attempt minimize the daily fluctuations that result from the reporting process. The “daily” reports are not real time, however; the lag is unknown and probably differs by state. Moreover, some states are beginning to post infrequently (Kansas, M-W-F) or not on the weekends (Oregon and Rhode Island).

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Florida

New Mexico

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Oregon

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Washington

Links on Flourish: AL, AK AZ, CA, DC-MD-VA, FL, NC, NM, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA

Prior around the country in charts

See the newsletter, COVID-19 Memo from a news hound, 07 June 2020

Written by Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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