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  • COVID-19 Data and Research

    COVID-19 Data and Research


    IFCN: Coronavirus Facts Database
    The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee is a federal agency created in the CARES Act to promote transparency of pandemic response spending and root out fraud, waste, and abuse in response programs. We are an official government source for comprehensive data on how more than $5 trillion in relief has been allocated, obligated, and spent — so the public and journalists can see how taxpayer dollars were used to address the effects of the pandemic, whether those funds reached those they were intended to help, and whether the money had the intended impact. Our data dashboards are especially relevant to local journalists looking for information as to how the $500 billion in state and local funding has been used.

    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


    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.

    CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker: Vaccination Trends

    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.

    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.

    COVID-19 Superspreader Events Database
    From the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, this database features more than 1,500 COVID-19.

    Poynter: COVID-19 Data the Government Has Withheld and Local Journalists Should Explore

    COVID Data Dispatch
    Explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Learn what the major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and how to use data to understand the pandemic’s impact on your community. New articles are posted to this site each week, and the highlights are sent to newsletter subscribers.

    The Journalist’s Resource: Long COVID Explainer and Research Roundup

    GIJN: How to Use World Bank Data to Track Your Country’s COVID-19 Spending
    The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee is a federal agency created in the CARES Act to promote transparency of pandemic response spending and root out fraud, waste, and abuse in response programs. We are an official government source for comprehensive data on how more than $5 trillion in relief has been allocated, obligated, and spent — so the public and journalists can see how taxpayer dollars were used to address the effects of the pandemic, whether those funds reached those they were intended to help, and whether the money had the intended impact. Our data dashboards are especially relevant to local journalists looking for information as to how the $500 billion in state and local funding has been used.

    World Bank COVID-19 Response Overview Page

    International Finance Corporation
    Tracks private sector COVID-19 projects supported by the World Bank.

    World Bank Projects and Operations Page
    Lists funded projects by country. Good bookmark.

    IFCN: Coronavirus Facts Database

    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

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

    College COVID-19 Data Dashboards
    Google Sheet is a deep collection of links to college dashboards.

    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.

    COVID-19: A Global Crisis – in Data
    Financial Times takes a deep-dive into COVID-19 data.

    COVID Tracking Project Data and Metadata

    COVID Tracking Project: Where to Find Simple COVID Data in the US

    Equality Labs: COVID-19 Resources
    To battle disinformation, Equality Labs built a medically vetted series of Coronavirus information cards, in an expansive array of languages.

    The Journalist’s Resource: Long-COVID Explainer and Research

    COVID19 Tracker
    NOTE: This site and the one after it have been archived since mid-2021. Use for archival purposes only. 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.

    Federal COVID Data 101
    List from the COVID Tracking Project.

    Federal COVID-19 Resources
    List from the COVID Tracking Project.

    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.

    COVID Data Dispatch
    Weekly newsletter that explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Discover what major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and what challenges data reporters are facing in tracking the pandemic. Plus, gain access to a growing body of COVID-19 data resources and connect with other communicators navigating this topic.

    COVID Data Dispatch: Featured Sources
    A repository of more than COVID-19 data sources.

    COVID Data Dispatch: Source Finder
    Tells you exactly where to find the data you need for a given story. (Or for a Facebook post, or an argument with your friend, and so forth.) The tool includes detailed annotations on 16 data sources which we consider the primary COVID-19 sources in the U.S. Here’s how to use it. You start out by selecting the geographic scale on which you’d like to see data (global, U.S. states, counties, or cities), then choose the type of metric you’re looking for. The tool will return your options, including each dataset’s available metrics, methodologies, update schedule, download links, and more.

    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.

    Newsnodes – Omicron Tracker
    Newsnodes and BNO News are working together to track confirmed cases of B.1.1.529, a coronavirus variant which has been designated as the Omicron variant. The tracker was launched on Nov. 25, 2021, and is updated several times a day.

    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.

    COVID-19 Data Dispatch Newsletter
    Explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Learn what the major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and how to use data to understand the pandemic’s impact on your community. New articles are posted to this site each week, and the highlights are sent to newsletter subscribers.

    COVID ActNow
    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.

    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

    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

    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

    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

    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

    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

    GIJN: Top Data Visualizations with Coronavirus, COVID-19

    NY Times: How Full are ICUs Near You?
    Check on this map.

    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.

    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

    RCFP: Journalist’s Guide to HIPPA During COVID-19

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

    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

    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

    Harvard Global Health Institute COVID-19 Hospital Capacity Estimates 2020

    COVID-19 Small Business Support

    CDC Guide for Wearing Face Masks

    The BMJ: COVID-19 Latest News & Resources

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Coronavirus Resources

    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.

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

    Scientific American: How the Pandemic Remade Science Journalism
    An investigative journalism podcast from American Public Media.

    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

    APM Research Lab: Color of Coronavirus Project
    Our ongoing Color of Coronavirus project monitors how and where COVID-19 mortality is inequitably impacting certain communities—to guide policy and community responses to these disproportionate deaths as well as a resources for journalists.

    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. was created in 2018 by City Bureau, a civic journalism lab in Chicago, to improve oversight of local government by tapping into the public’s desire to participate in civic life. As the primary portal of the Documenters Program, collects and displays public information in one centralized location, including dates, times, locations and documentation from public governance meetings in Illinois and Michigan.

    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