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US COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Sunday January 17 2021, the United States had 23,627,890 cases of COVID-19 and 388,869 deaths. Over the past week, the United States was finding 214,059 new cases per day on average and recording 3,316.7 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 214,059.0. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Monday January 11 2021 at 244,706.9 and is now 30,647.9 lower (12.52%).

US average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in the United States is 3,316.7. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Wednesday January 13 2021 at 3,335.4 and is now 18.7 lower (0.56%). From a post peak low of 3,297.6 on Friday January 15 2021, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for the United States has now grown by 19.1 (0.58%).

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)
01/17/21 23,627,890 71,208 214,059 645.1
01/16/21 23,442,372 70,649 220,086 663.3
01/15/21 23,226,923 70,000 227,365 685.2
01/14/21 22,982,927 69,264 234,252 706.0
01/13/21 22,759,983 68,592 240,877 725.9
01/12/21 22,538,426 67,925 244,667 737.4
01/11/21 22,323,617 67,277 244,707 737.5
01/10/21 22,129,477 66,692 242,464 730.7
01/09/21 21,901,769 66,006 239,613 722.1
01/08/21 21,635,370 65,203 241,469 727.7
01/07/21 21,343,166 64,323 225,510 679.6
01/06/21 21,073,841 63,511 218,897 659.7
01/05/21 20,825,755 62,763 215,729 650.1
01/04/21 20,610,669 62,115 213,014 642.0
01/03/21 20,432,231 61,577 210,857 635.5

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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)
01/17/21 388,869 1,172.0 3,316.7 10.0
01/16/21 386,825 1,165.8 3,320.1 10.0
01/15/21 383,130 1,154.7 3,297.6 9.9
01/14/21 379,451 1,143.6 3,312.0 10.0
01/13/21 375,536 1,131.8 3,335.4 10.1
01/12/21 371,449 1,119.5 3,309.0 10.0
01/11/21 367,385 1,107.2 3,226.1 9.7
01/10/21 365,652 1,102.0 3,199.6 9.6
01/09/21 363,584 1,095.7 3,112.0 9.4
01/08/21 360,047 1,085.1 2,950.4 8.9
01/07/21 356,267 1,073.7 2,780.7 8.4
01/06/21 352,188 1,061.4 2,669.0 8.0
01/05/21 348,286 1,049.6 2,668.7 8.0
01/04/21 344,802 1,039.1 2,640.9 8.0
01/03/21 343,255 1,034.5 2,632.7 7.9

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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)
01/17/21 281,906,748 849,591 1,959,174 5,904 10.9%
01/16/21 280,070,250 844,056 1,980,801 5,970 11.1%
01/15/21 278,054,836 837,982 1,987,756 5,991 11.4%
01/14/21 275,775,230 831,112 1,964,590 5,921 11.9%
01/13/21 273,765,086 825,054 1,951,029 5,880 12.3%
01/12/21 271,960,830 819,617 1,921,968 5,792 12.7%
01/11/21 270,036,371 813,817 1,886,879 5,687 13.0%
01/10/21 268,192,527 808,260 1,847,551 5,568 13.1%
01/09/21 266,204,645 802,269 1,763,775 5,316 13.6%
01/08/21 264,140,542 796,048 1,763,220 5,314 13.7%
01/07/21 262,023,102 789,667 1,655,044 4,988 13.6%
01/06/21 260,107,884 783,895 1,631,120 4,916 13.4%
01/05/21 258,507,055 779,071 1,621,626 4,887 13.3%
01/04/21 256,828,216 774,011 1,566,341 4,721 13.6%
01/03/21 255,259,670 769,284 1,553,243 4,681 13.6%

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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.