Examining the COVID-19 Data

Data visualizations can help us better track and understand the spread of COVID-19.

Last updated: September 27, 2021
Data source (Johns Hopkins data from Associated Press) available at data.world

Interactive Data Apps on Binder

Click here to learn how to view data on Binder

*Use the button below to navigate to the data app dashboard. Open the COVID-19 Data App or the COVID-19 and Unemployment App. The page may take a few moments to load. After it loads, click "Voila" near the top of the screen to see interactive visualizations.

COVID-19 Tracker App

You can use this app to view current and past data reflecting COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. Use the interactive display to focus on county, state or national levels since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data include total cases and deaths, daily rates and per capita measures. Source: Associated Press

Unemployment App

You can use this app to see how unemployment in the U.S. has changed at the county, state and national levels since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data include the total persons employed, unemployed and in the labor force, as well as the unemployment rate and measure of the labor force as a percent of the population. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Upper Midwest



Regional Unemployment

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Update Log

Update: 4/12/2021

We have begun to include unemployment projections for the most recent month available. These projections are updated with more reliable data as new data is gathered by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Data visualizations moved to interactive apps on Binder. 

COVID-19 Tracker App data (from Associated Press) includes: total cases, total deaths, cases per million, deaths per million, daily cases, daily deaths, daily cases per million 7-day moving average, daily deaths per million 7-day moving average.

Unemployment App data (from Bureau of Labor Statistics) includes: number employed, number unemployed, size of labor force, unemployment rate and labor force as percentage of population.

Other sources: 2019 Population Data (from U.S. Census Bureau); Map (from Shapefiles at U.S. Census Bureau)

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