COVID-19 Data and Research

COVID-19 Data and Research



How to Find Public Health Records During a Pandemic
Helpful guide from David Cuillier of SPJ and the University of Arizona.

Current: How to Prepare for COVID-19 as a Social Media Manager

Reporting the Science of COVID-19
From the New York Academy of Sciences.

Washington Post: Herd Immunity Calculator

COVID-19 Law Lab
Collecting legal docs from the COVID-19 response. Six Steps to Tracking COVID-19 World Bank Funding by Country

World Health Organization: Coronavirus

CDC: Coronavirus Situation Summary and Resources

CDC: COVIDView – A Weekly Surveillance of COVID-19 Activity

CDC: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Data

NY Times Graphics: Tracking the Global Outbreak
Includes data for each state.

Imperial College London: COVID-19 Reports
Studies and data from the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Diseases.

COVID19 Tracker
The COVID Tracking Project “collects information from 50 US states and the District of Columbia to provide the most comprehensive testing data we can collect for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. We attempt to include positive and negative results, pending tests, and total people tested for each state or district currently reporting that data.”

Big Local News: COVID-19 Case Mapper
Stanford University’s Big Local News, Pitch Interactive and the Google News Initiative teamed to create this tool that makes it possible for local journalists and others to easily embed up-to-date coronavirus map. The map offers state and county views, with a simple interface for embedding on a site. The numbers behind the map automatically update, pulling in data collected daily and made public by The New York Times. The goal was to make it easier for local journalists to push out the case numbers without having to spend a lot of time on it. Example of its national map and data:

Pandemics Explained Map: How Severe is the Pandemic Where You Live
Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Rockefeller Foundation, CovidActNow, Covid-Local, CIDRAP and many others join forces, launched this COVID Risk Level map and COVID suppression guidance for policy makers and the public.

COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
This map from Georgia Tech shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location (assuming 10:1 ascertainment bias). The risk level is the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least 1 COVID-19 positive individual will be present at an event in a county, given the size of the event. Choose an event size. Use the drop-down menu to choose a county you would like to zoom in on.

ProPublica Database: Tracking Federal Purchases to Fight the Coronavirus
he federal government is spending billions of dollars to combat the coronavirus, and spending shows no sign of slowing down. Explore who the U.S. is buying from, what it’s buying and how much it’s paying.

GIJN: Researching Government Contracts for COVID-19 Spending
A detailed guidebook on where to look for information, tracking performance, what to look for in the contract and other sources of information. Also watch >this webinar on the topic.

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How to Find Public Health Records During a Pandemic
Helpful guide from David Cuillier of SPJ and the University of Arizona.

ProPublica: Understanding COVID-19 Numbers

Coronavirus Country Comparator
Based on data collected by the CSSE of John Hopkins University, this new tool from the Medialab makes it possible to compare the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in the various affected countries. Some very interesting ways to filter data (by population ratio or number of daily cases).

GIJN: Tips on Where to Find Coronavirus Data and the Tools to Analyze It

Documenting COVID-19
A repository of searchable documents related to the COVID-19 pandemic obtained through state open-records laws and the Freedom of Information Act. Click on a state on the interactive for details about the document sets available and news coverage that have used those materials.

ProgrammableWeb: COVID-19 Developer Resource Center
The latest coronavirus APIs and related coverage.

COVID-19 Mobility Data Network
A network of infectious disease epidemiologists at universities around the world working with technology companies to use aggregated mobility data to support the COVID-19 response. Our goal is to provide daily updates to decision-makers at the state and local levels on how well social distancing interventions are working, using anonymized, aggregated data sets from mobile devices, along with analytic support for interpretation.

UCLA Law: COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project
Reports current counts by facility and archives as well.

DataWorld: The Marshall Project Weekly Data on COVID-19 Prison Cases
Aggregate numbers not broken down by facility. Must to free sign-in to DataWorld to access. Key Metrics for COVID Suppression
Data from Harvard’s Global Health Institute and Microsoft.

COVID-19 Projections Using Machine Learning
A data-driven approach rooted in epidemiology to forecast infections and deaths from the COVID-19 /coronavirus epidemic in the US and around the world.

Federal Bureau of Prisons COVID-19 Update
Testing data and breakdown by facility.

Apple Mobility Trends Reports

RTDNA: Guide to Using COVID-19 Data
Some great tips on handling datasets, accuracy, etc.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
University of Washington compiles data on causes of death, hospital bed availability and more.

Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network
Data, endemicity maps, detailed notes and more than 975 references from reputable sources. Includes detailed descriptions of clinical and lab findings, therapy notes, imaging studies and risk groups.

COVID-19 Racial Data Tracker
State-by-state data available in table and .CSV format. Provided by the American Press Institute.

Coronavirus News Monitor
Dashboard full of data on the virus.

CDC: Social Vulnerability Index
Assigns counties a score from 0 to 1, based on factors that make communities more vulnerable to disasters including outbreaks of infectious disease — including poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing.

Links to COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data by State
Spreadsheet of states offering number of cases, deaths, etc. by state.

DOMO: Coronavirus Tracker Dashboard
Stay up-to-date with valuable coronavirus (COVID-19) data summarized by confirmed cases, geography, testing and treatment, projections, and economic impact. Pull data and embed charts and graphics.

OpenStates: Coronavirus/COVID19 Legislation Tracker

Associated Press: Coronavirus Datasets
Datasets are free and available to all.

Data Drum: COVID-19 Data
Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention. Also available as a mobile app.
Built by Dylan Freedman using data off USAFacts, this map is zoomable and shows county and state data as well as hot spots.

Coronavirus Dashboard
Breakdowns by country. Cases, recovered, etc.

91-Divoc: COVID-19 Data Visualizations
A project to explore the global growth of COVID-19. Updated daily at the University of Illinois. Toggle between linear scale and logarithmic scale.

GIJN: Investigating the Pandemic: A Guide to Sources of Data

COVID-19 US State Policy Database
Built by Julia Raifman, an assistant professor of health law and policy at Boston University.

See COVID data and risk level for your community. All 50 states. 2,100-plus counties. Built by a multidisciplinary team of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts, and public policy leaders working to provide disease intelligence and data analysis on COVID in the U.S.

Information is Beautiful: Coronavirus Infographic Datapack
A great set of visuals based on reliable data. Good place to go for ideas for your visualizations once you’ve pulled data.

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Trustworthy COVID-19 Sources for the Public
Curated list of tools by country.

Searching COVID-19
A project from Google, Axios and Schema that visualizes COVID-19-related searches.

Google: COVID Data Mobility
Tracks how far people are moving by country, state and county. Available only as a pdf now but could be helpful for tracking if you area is honoring shelter in place.

COVID Near You
Crowdsourced site from Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Tracks testing and other data by ZIP code.

Gathering COVID-19 Resources Trello Board
Organized by Andrew DeVigal at the University of Oregon, this is a deep index of COVID-19 resources organized by topics.

ProPublica: Tool to Look up how Patients with COVID-19 Could Affect Hospitals in Your Area
For local reporters, this data can be a helpful starting point for writing important stories about the challenges facing your health care system. How to use the tool.

COVID Trends
Create customizable graphics you can share. Pulls data from Johns Hopkins.

IJNET: Key Terms Every Journalist Should Know When Covering COVID-19
A great science and medical glossary from the International Journalists’ Network.

Coronavirus Health Projections

COVID-19 Resources for Local News
A mega-Airtable that Mark Glaser created with #COVID19 Resources for Local Journalists, with tabs for Grants, Resource Guides, Webinars, Racial Equity and much more.


Stat: COVID-19 Drugs & Vaccine Tracker
Keep up on drugs and vaccines under development. Note that the site is sponsored by Johnnson & Johnson.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

MIT COVID-19 Rapid Innovation Dashboard

Airtable: COVID-19 Resources and Projects

European Centre for Disease Prevention

Washington Post Database: Coronavirus Nursing Home Cases

Committee to Protect Journalists: Coronavirus Response

Coalition for Women in Journalism: Safety Guidelines

COVID Exit Strategy: Tracking Our COVID-19 Response
A group of public health and crisis experts, some with experience working at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services, and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. It’s a non-partisan group, having worked across multiple administrations. They built the site to track each state’s progress toward stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Public Health COVID-19 Expert Database
Request information from public health experts with backgrounds in epidemiology, infectious disease, nutrition, vaccine supply chains, health systems and behavior change. Our team fields questions from journalists and fact-checkers, and publish our content in the languages that our partners need access to. We provide context, summaries, and responses to key COVID-19 topics and questions quickly.

JAMA: Presumed Asymptomatic Carrier Transmission of COVID-19

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Data.World: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Data Resource Hub

Data.World: COVID-19 Datasets

European Centre for Disease Prevention

CDC Weekly Report: Coronavirus in Children Six Steps to Tracking COVID-19 World Bank Funding by Country

The GDelt Project
Quantifying The COVID-19 Public Health Media Narrative Through TV & Radio News Analysis.

NIH: Coronaviruses

New England Journal of Medicine: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Human Services: Coronavirus

Public Health Emergency
From the Department of Health and Human Services.

American Hospital Association

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

American Association for Respiratory Care: COVID-19 Resources

National Safety Council Coronavirus Resource Hub

National Safety Council: COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

National Governors Association: Coronavirus

National Conference of State Legislatures: COVID-19 Resources for States

Council of State Goverments: COVID-19 Resources

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

U.S. Agency for International Development: Emerging Pandemic Threats Fact Sheet

European Centre for Disease Prevention: COVID-19

Global Health Security Index

COVID-19 US State Policy Database (CUSP)
A collection of hundreds of state-level executive orders and mandates touching on subjects ranging from stay at home orders, day care policies, abortion access, out-of-state quarantine policies and much more. They’ve categorized each policy and when each went into effect/was sunset.

USA Facts: Mapping the Spread of Coronavirus

Google Schema: Testing Facilities

1Point3Acres: COVID-19/Coronavirus Real Time Updates With Credible Sources in US and Canada

OurWorldinData: Coronavirus
Great site for datasets on coronavirus and many other topics.

NY Times Upshot: Coronavirus Deaths by U.S. State

Databrew: COVID-19 Epidemic Curve Explorer

GIJN: Top Data Visualizations with Coronavirus, COVID-19

Scientific American: How to Report Responsibly on COVID-19

BNO News: U.S. Coronavirus Data

BNO News: China Coronavirus Data

Novel Coronavirus Data Graphic
Developed by data analyst Vinicius Neves of Brazil using Johns Hopkins data.

White House/CDC Coronavirus Guidelines

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Data and operations policies on how prisons are handling the outbreak. Genomic Analysis of COVID=19 Spread

Italian Department of Health

South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare

American Society of Tropic Medicine and Hygiene

Harvard Global Health Institute: Can Hospitals Keep up with COVID-19

MedlinePlus: Coronavirus Infections

NCBI: Coronavirus Research

Trello: Gathering COVID-19 Resources

FiscalNote: Coronavirus Updates & Resource Center
Tracks coronavirus legislation by state, includes interactive map.

National Nurses United: COVID-19
Has articles on safety and some advocacy for nurses.

Pew Research: Financial Stress During the Pandemic

Worldometer: U.S. Coronavirus Data

MuckRack Trends
Works like Google Trends but also shows you how many articles are written about each term, as well as top publications and journalists covering each topic. Good for tracking coronavirus coverage.

Cleveland Clinic: Coronavirus Video Resources for Media Outlets
Need b-roll? Access sound bites from Cleveland Clinic experts.

Wochit: Free Coronavirus Statistics Video Resources

Open News: Coronavirus Community Care

FiveThirtyEight: Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu?

Worldometer: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Update

Bing: COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19: Journalists of Color Racial Equity Focused Articles

Teaching Tolerance: Speaking Up Against Racism Around the Coronavirus

Corona Data Scraper

COVID-19 Data Sources

IHME: COVID-19 Projections

Apple Maps Mobility Trends Report

Harvard Pandemics Explained: Hospital Capacity

Get Tested COVID-19: Find Testing Centers

Harvard Global Health Institute COVID-19 Hospital Capacity Estimates 2020
Content initially compiled by Julie McMurry, masters degree in public health from the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as a background in infectious diseases and vaccine development. She is currently an assistant professor (senior research) at Oregon State University in the College of Public Health.

COVID-19 School Closures

Alternative Hospital Data Collection and Visualization

COVID-19 Small Business Support

CDC Guide for Wearing Face Masks

Project Social Distancing

The BMJ: COVID-19 Latest News & Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Relief Funds
A database of relief funds from around the world.

COVID Accelerator
COVID Accelerator is a community that brings together people and ideas with resources to move forward. We’ve got to work together to get ahead of this fast-moving virus.

King’s College London: #CoronaSpeak — the Languate of COVID-19 Goes Viral

Fathm Distributed Newsroom Playbook

COVID-19 Solutions Journalism Exchange
Solutions coverage of COVID-19 to republish in your news outlet under a Creative Commons license.

SciLine: Quotes from Experts and Media Resources for COVID-19

DrugWatch: Consumer’s Guide to the Coronavirus

Reporting the Science of COVID-19
From the New York Academy of Sciences.

Free COVID-19 Services

Storybench: Roundup of Coronavirus Resources
Dozens of helpful tools from Northeastern University.

Reddit: Curated List of Coronavirus Datasets
Be sure to fact-check closely.

South Africa’s Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism

Washington Post: Herd Immunity Calculator

COVID-19 Law Lab
Collecting legal docs from the COVID-19 response.

Coronanet Research Project
Tracking government responses toward COVID-19

Africa CDC: Coronavirus Tracker

Video: Dr. Fauci Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

CPA Practice Advisor: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Florida Community Coronavirus Dashboard
Built and maintained by the public health official in Florida who was fired for posting it.

San Francisco Chronicle: Coronavirus Tracker
The Chronicle is mapping every confirmed coronavirus case in Northern California.

HiGeorge is a UC Berkeley-backed data journalism platform that provides data-as-a-service for newsrooms. We create ready-to-use, interactive data visualizations so that all news publishers can better leverage the world’s data. We recently launched our daily COVID-19 dashboard, which automatically updates every day, can be localized to any community/region and can be customized to meet each publisher’s specific requirements. It is one of many tools dedicated to helping newsrooms supplement their existing reporting and further reader understanding. Our COVID-19 dashboard can be found in San Francisco’s Mission Local and Brooklyn’s BKReader, among other publishers.

TrialScope is a “global leader in clinical trial disclosure and transparency; our customers are responsible for more than 40% of industry’studies registered on and EudraCT. Its trial protocol and results disclosure experts – one of whom leads the industry’s Drug Information Association(DIA) global working group for disclosure – can shed light on global clinical trial disclosure regulations.” In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, their insights lend a unique perspective around pharmaceutical transparency and ethics.

NY Times The Upshot: Detailed Map of Who’s Wearing Masks in the U.S.

Track travel warnings and updates for the Coronavirus. Warnings appear at the top of the page in red.

U.S. Travel Association: Travel and COVID-19
Helpful for tracking price gouging and finding sources to talk about it.

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

State-by-State Guide: What Defines an Essential Business?

CJR: ProPublica’s Caroline Chen on Reporting Responsibly with COVID-19 Data

Iconfinder: Free Coronavirus Icons to Use on Your Site

Pew Study: Americans are more negative in their broader views of journalists than they are toward COVID-19 coverage