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The COVID Tracking Project

The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer organization launched from The Atlantic and dedicated to collecting and publishing the data required to understand the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

The Pandemic’s Deadly Winter Surge Is Rapidly Easing

Cases are down 57 percent from the country’s all-time peak in early January, according to the COVID Tracking Project.


Pandemic Numbers Are (Finally) Tiptoeing in the Right Direction

The United States remains in a very alarming place, but COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all fell in the past seven days.


The Most Reliable Pandemic Number Keeps Getting Worse

America reported a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the first week of 2021.


A Day of Deaths 25 Percent Higher Than Spring’s Worst

For the second week in a row, more COVID-19 deaths were reported in the U.S. than at any other time in the pandemic.


This Is Only Going to Get Worse

The United States is entering a long, dark period, and the pandemic is already breaking records from the spring.


The Pandemic Is in Uncharted Territory

The fall surge is rewriting the coronavirus record books across America. And the numbers are still climbing.


The Third Coronavirus Surge Has Arrived

This week’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations make clear that the U.S. is once again sinking deeper into the pandemic.