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White House Pandemic Trackers Start Posting Weekly Reports

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U.S. COVID-19 pandemic numbers continued to improve last week, raising the possibility that, at least for now, social distancing efforts and the new COVID-19 vaccination programs could be getting the pandemic under control.

Members of the Data Strategy and Execution Workgroup, part of the White House COVID-19 team, have published the new pandemic intensity tracking numbers in their latest set of weekly state profile reports.

While former President Donald Trump was in office, the workgroup distributed the weekly COVID-19 reports to state officials but did not make the reports available to the public. The workgroup has now started posting the reports, and a national version of the reports, at Beta.HealthData.gov.

Pandemic Intensity Data

The Biden administration’s third weekly set of White House Coronavirus COVID-19 Team reports provides data but no interpretation.

Here’s what happened to some of the key national COVID-19 indicators between the week ending Jan. 30 and the week ending Feb. 5.

  • New Cases per 100,000 People: 263 (down from 324)
  • Percentage of People Tested Who Had COVID-19: 7.8% (down from 8%)
  • New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions per 100 Beds: 10 (down from 18)
  • COVID-19 Deaths per 100,000: 6.8 (down from 8)
  • Nursing Homes With 1 or More New Resident COVID-19 Deaths: 11% (down from 14%)

— Read White House Advisors Say U.S. May Have a Bad New COVID-19 Strain, on ThinkAdvisor.

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