COVID-19 By the Numbers

Total USA Deaths Source JHU

Just because a number is assigned to a thing does not mean that it is a perfect, accurate or durable representation of that thing.

John henry thompson

The COVID-19 Data from John Hopkins University CSSE is the best information available on COVID-19 statistics at any given moment in time. In an effort to present data with the highest integrity possible the figures are revised as new information becomes available. A good example is the reporting on the USA crossing the threshold of 1,000,000 COVID-19 deaths. The date when we passed this grim milestone was widely reported in the media as May 17, 2022. As of Friday August 19, 2022, We (COVID-19 Impact Project) also reported this date at the “accurate” date. However as I prepare this BLOG 3 days later, I went back to look at the figures and the date when the USA crossed this threshold is now reported as May 9, 2022 and the figure on that date is 1,000,203 vs 1,000,189 on May 17.

Originally reported date when over 1,000,000 COVID deaths were recorded
COVID-19 Memorial Ticker Sample August 2022. Source, JHU
MILESTONE DEATHS ~50K INCREMENTS

50,323 April 23, 2020

100,624 May 27, 2020

150,546 June 29, 2020

200,826 September 23, 2020

250,489 November 18, 2020

300,092 December 12, 2020

352,185 January 1, 2021

400,576 January 16, 2021

451,567 February 2, 2021

501,204 February 23, 2021

550,265 April 2, 2021

600,054 June 28, 2021

650,583 September 8, 2021

700,008 October 3, 2021

750,007 November 4, 2021

801,773 December 15, 2021

850,796 January 14, 2022

901,602 February 4, 2022

951,598 March 1, 2022

1,000,203 May 9, 2022

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