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US COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday October 23 2020, the United States had 8,449,231 cases of COVID-19 and 215,761 deaths. Over the past week, the United States was finding 63,077 new cases per day on average and recording 792.0 deaths per day. Data for the United States is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare the United States COVID-19 data to other states.

US average daily new positive cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in the United States is 63,077.3. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Thursday July 23 2020 at 66,844.3 and is now 3,767.0 lower (5.64%). From a post peak low of 34,247.7 on Saturday September 12 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for the United States has now grown by 28,829.6 (84.18%).

US average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in the United States is 792.0. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Tuesday April 21 2020 at 2,113.3 and is now 1,321.3 lower (62.52%). From a post peak low of 478.3 on Monday July 06 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for the United States has now grown by 313.7 (65.59%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
10/23/20 8,449,231 25,464 63,077 190.1
10/22/20 8,366,221 25,214 60,951 183.7
10/21/20 8,290,973 24,987 59,226 178.5
10/20/20 8,232,367 24,810 58,967 177.7
10/19/20 8,171,703 24,627 57,213 172.4
10/18/20 8,114,555 24,455 55,210 166.4
10/17/20 8,065,633 24,308 54,928 165.5
10/16/20 8,007,690 24,133 54,863 165.3
10/15/20 7,939,566 23,928 53,283 160.6
10/14/20 7,876,394 23,737 52,165 157.2
10/13/20 7,819,597 23,566 51,280 154.6
10/12/20 7,771,210 23,420 49,891 150.4
10/11/20 7,728,086 23,290 49,178 148.2
10/10/20 7,681,140 23,149 47,963 144.6
10/09/20 7,623,648 22,976 47,088 141.9

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in the United States

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
10/23/20 215,761 650.2 792.0 2.4
10/22/20 214,845 647.5 786.4 2.4
10/21/20 213,702 644.0 759.0 2.3
10/20/20 212,678 641.0 728.6 2.2
10/19/20 211,846 638.5 708.3 2.1
10/18/20 211,390 637.1 684.1 2.1
10/17/20 210,997 635.9 694.6 2.1
10/16/20 210,217 633.5 678.1 2.0
10/15/20 209,340 630.9 680.4 2.0
10/14/20 208,389 628.0 685.4 2.1
10/13/20 207,578 625.6 700.4 2.1
10/12/20 206,888 623.5 692.4 2.1
10/11/20 206,601 622.6 698.0 2.1
10/10/20 206,135 621.2 683.3 2.1
10/09/20 205,470 619.2 694.1 2.1

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COVID-19 testing statistics in the United States

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
10/23/20 130,244,729 392,523 1,082,921 3,264 5.8%
10/22/20 128,964,596 388,665 1,063,354 3,205 5.7%
10/21/20 127,835,656 385,262 1,047,667 3,157 5.7%
10/20/20 126,954,814 382,608 1,061,984 3,201 5.5%
10/19/20 126,045,428 379,867 1,072,935 3,234 5.3%
10/18/20 124,842,260 376,241 1,046,335 3,153 5.3%
10/17/20 123,859,826 373,280 1,044,845 3,149 5.3%
10/16/20 122,664,280 369,677 1,043,468 3,145 5.3%
10/15/20 121,521,119 366,232 1,041,143 3,138 5.1%
10/14/20 120,501,985 363,161 1,049,279 3,162 5.0%
10/13/20 119,520,924 360,204 1,037,826 3,128 4.9%
10/12/20 118,534,880 357,232 1,019,795 3,073 4.9%
10/11/20 117,517,917 354,167 1,009,844 3,043 4.9%
10/10/20 116,545,909 351,238 1,010,103 3,044 4.8%
10/09/20 115,360,007 347,664 988,373 2,979 4.8%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.