Our latest interactive map of COVID-19 cases has been adjusted to reflect the rise in cases in the United States. Read on to view our updated color-coded map, a list of resources, plus an animation showing how our map has developed over time. Starting Monday, September 21, the map will be updated twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Our interactive COVID-19 case map originally launched on March 16, 2020, and in the first few weeks of the pandemic, we adjusted our map legend four times to keep up with increasing numbers. On April 7, we finally settled on a range that we thought would cover a worst-case scenario. Unfortunately, the legend proved to be insufficient as the months passed, and by August, only 12 states had not crossed our map’s highest threshold of 20,000 cases. We (and a few of our readers) realized a new legend was necessary.
Before we “moved the goalposts,” however, we thought it was important to show where we have been in our national fight against this health and safety threat. The below animation shows how our original interactive map developed between April 7 and August 7.
Our new map below (finalized August 12) has increased the numbers within the legend tenfold, with the lowest range set at 5,000 or fewer cases and the highest at over 200,000 cases. We sincerely hope we will not have to adjust the legend again, and as we continue to confront the coronavirus and mitigate the health and safety risks within our workplaces and communities, it’s important for EHS professionals to consult reliable resources; here is a short list to help.
- Check out the EHS Daily Advisor’s COVID-19 articles as well as BLR’s Coronavirus Response Center.
- Track COVID-19 updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- Visit websites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- The National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) initiative provides a wide variety of guidance for employers.
- The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) also has a COVID-19 resource center.
Check back here for updates to this map on Mondays and Thursdays for the foreseeable future; note the time stamp in the graphic that indicates when the map was last updated. Thank you, and stay safe! (Editor’s Note: The map will not be updated on the following Thursdays: November 26, December 24, and December 31.)
Data source: Johns Hopkins University & Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center, which pulls data from WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, DXY, and local media reports