Never-Before-Seen COVID-19 Data Report Released by HHS
HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the "COVID Community Profile Report," a daily updated snapshot of how COVID-19 is affecting our states and communities. This release of county-level testing data has never been made available before in any dataset, nor compiled by an outside organization. It is available for public review for the first time.
The Community Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for this data release is hosted by CareSet and welcomes healthcare professionals, data journalists, and researchers to ask questions and comment at: https://github.com/CareSet/COVID_Community_Profile_Report_FAQ.
"This release reveals how federal epidemiologists at HHS and the CDC choose to rank and prioritize regional problems in the COVID-19 pandemic," says Fred Trotter, CTO of CareSet. "For the public, it will be the first time they will see a merged data view of the most critical measurements of the pandemic." Access to the report can be found at: https://beta.healthdata.gov/National/COVID-19-Community-Profile-Report/gqxm-d9w9.
Here are some examples of what this data reveals:
Because systematic reporting has improved over time, and the data has become more reliable, the Federal Government hopes this data release can provide clarity and reduce misinformation. This data release illustrates how COVID-19 is affecting local communities and hospitals. It shows how holiday gatherings can lead to a spike in cases and hospitalizations.
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