The Growth of COVID-19 in the U.S., Organized by State Peak Date #infographic

 The Growth of COVID-19 in the U.S., Organized by State Peak Date #infographic


Viral spread 's exponential nature means pandemics are fast-moving and complex.

Combine this with modern life 's high interconnectedness — even when social distance and lockdowns are applied — and pandemics can rapidly evolve. Previous hotspots can cool down in just a few weeks, while new high-risk areas can appear to crop up from nowhere.


Like many other places in the world in the United States, the virus hits regions differently and over time this landscape is constantly changing.

COVID-19 Growth, by State

The first visualization of today comes to us from Reddit user bgregory98, and it uses New York Times data to plot confirmed active COVID-19 cases per state.


States are organized from top to bottom by the date average weekly cases peaked. Data is standardized and up to 16 June, and states are colored based on U.S. definitions of regional definitions (i.e. Northeast, Midwest, West, South). Department of the Census.

The mean core of weekly COVID-19 cases has shifted in a southwesterly direction as the pandemic spreads and the situation has developed.

The following map, which also comes from Reddit user bgregory98, averages all counties' center coordinates weighted by how many new confirmed cases they've had in the past week:


 The Growth of COVID-19 in the U.S., Organized by State Peak Date #infographic

infographic by: www.visualcapitalist.com

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