Charting COVID-19 in the United States

updated on waiting …

These charts track the progress of COVID-19 in the United States by state and should be updated daily at 8pm EST.

The data is sourced from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

These charts are inspired by the excellent COVID-19 charts created by the Financial Times.

You can look at the charts for Canada here.

US compared to other countries

Looking at 9 different countries to see how the US compares.

In this new cases per week graph each point represents a sum of cases over the last seven days. Each succesive point moves this 7 day sum one day over droping the first day and adding the current day. This moving sum smooths out the curve and helps provide a better indicator as to wether the curve is flattening.

The lines in the graph above will flatten and curve downward as the new cases slow down and reduce for the given country. Look to line for South Korea as a good example of this. Keep in mind that South Korea has had recent experience with epidemics and was extremely agressive with testing.

We are using a logarithmic scale because it reveals the trajectory of the spread more clearly. Take note that values on the Y axis increase exponentially.

As you look at the cumulative cases graph below keep in mind that as the new cases slow down the curve will only flatten as its doing for South Korea.

Looking at the States

In that graphs below the states are grouped by population to so that the graphs can be read more clearly.

For each group of states there is a new cases per week graph and a cumulative cases graph just like the graphs of above, except here we are comparing states.

Keep in mind the accuracy of these numbers is questionable given the poor state of testing in the US but this should improve over time.

10 States with most population (over 9 million)

States with populations from 5.8 million upto 9 million

States with populations from 3.5 million upto 5.8 million

States with populations from 1.4 million upto 3.3 million

States with populations under 1.4 million


You can look at the charts for Canada here