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

The exponential nature of viral spread means pandemics are fast-moving and complex.

Combine this with the high interconnectedness of modern life — even though social isolation and lockdowns are applied — and pandemics will grow rapidly. In just a few weeks, previous hotspots can cool down, while new high-risk areas may appear to grow from nowhere.


Like many other places in the U.S. world, the virus hits regions differently and that landscape is constantly changing over time.

COVID-19 Growth, by State
Today's first visualization comes to us from Reddit user bgregory98, and it is using data from the New York Times to plot confirmed active COVID-19 cases per state.

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

As the pandemic spreads, and the situation has evolved, the mean center of weekly COVID-19 cases has moved in a southwesterly direction.

The following map, which also comes from Reddit user bgregory98, averages the center coordinates of all counties, weighted by the number of new reported cases they 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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