Data updated - Apr. 7, 2020
The Coronavirus is a tragic virus that spread throughout China, with global cases throughout the world. The epicenter of the virus is Wuhan, Mainland China - pictured above. The below graphs focus on the spread of the virus in the US, showcasing the areas with most infections. All of the raw data is sourced from WHO, CDC, JHU CSSE.
All information presented is my own personal analysis and should not be considered representative of a medical opinion. If you notice any incorrect or misleading information below, please Contact Me.
This is an interactive heatmap of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US. Each hexagonal tile represents one state in the US and is colored according to the number of cases that state has. Hover over a tile to see detailed information, or click on the key to remove a section from view. We very quickly notice the Northeast region of the US being hit hard by the virus, with New York as the highest number of confirmed cases. This makes sense as New York is a natural international travel hub in the US.
However, some states have a larger population, and only looking at the total number of confirmed cases by state may be misleading. In the graph below, the confirmed cases are shown as a percentage of the population of each state in the US.
We can quickly see that while New York has the largest number of confirmed cases in the first graph, surprisingly, Utah (a state we don't speak about much in regards to their confirmed cases) has the highest percentage of confirmed cases. This could indicate poor social distancing practices.
We do also see the growth of the virus expanding from New York as the geographical center. This is probably due to a large number of people in nearby states traveling to and from New York.
Interestingly, we see some larger states with high numbers of confirmed cases, actually have much lower percentages of infected (Texas and California). The proportion of the population that is infected in these two states is less than .04%, compared to Utah, where 1.6% of the population is confirmed infected.