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The COVID Tracking Project

The COVID Tracking Project

The COVID Tracking Project is a nonprofit organization focused on tracking and collection of data on SARS-CoV-2 and any testing, results of testing and amount of people tested in the United States and related territories.

The COVID Tracking Project was founded on March 7, 2020 in an effort to bring together relevant data and track ongoing cases and testing of Covid-19 throughout the United States. The project was result of independent efforts of Jeff Hammerbacher, founder and general partner at Related Sciences who built an initial tracking spreadsheet and journalists Robinson Meyer and Alexis Madrigal who built a similar tracker for their story on Covid-19 in The Atlantic. These efforts were combined on March 7, at which time a call for volunteers went out to help keep the data updated, tune process, develop scrapers and make a website.

The COVID Tracking Project is lead by Alexis Madrigal. Erin Kissane is the managing editor, and they have a team of volunteers to keep their data up-to-date.

The project collects information from 50 States, the District of Columbia and 5 other United States territories to provide testing data. They work to include positive and negative results, pending tests, total people tested for by state and district based on their reporting.

Through their website, The COVID Tracking Project also offers raw data on spreadsheets and an API users can download and plug-in for a visualization of the data.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adra Graves

Volunteer

Alex Rubinsteyn

Volunteer

Alexis Madrigal

Founder and Project Lead

Colin Popell

Volunteer

Dustin Preisler

Volunteer

Dylan Smith

Volunteer

Ed Hodder

Volunteer

Elliott Klug

Volunteer

Erin Kissane

Managing Editor

Esther Kim

Volunteer

Ethan Marcotte

Volunteer

J. Peter Donald

Volunteer

JD Maresco

Volunteer

Jeff Hammerbacher

Founder

Jeff SIlver

Volunteer

Jeremia Kimelman

Volunteer

Josh Ellington

Volunteer

Julia Kodysh

Volunteer

Julia Ledur

Volunteer

Kai Curry

Volunteer

Katerina Dimitratos

Volunteer

Katherine Paur

Volunteer

Lucas Gonze

Volunteer

Luke Herman

Volunteer

Mat Marquis

Volunteer

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

America Isn't Testing for the Most Alarming Coronavirus Cases

Robinson Meyer

Web

March 13, 2020

Exclusive: The Strongest Evidence Yet That America Is Botching Coronavirus Testing

Robinson Meyer, Alexis C. Madrigal

Web

March 6, 2020

How to Understand Your State's Coronavirus Numbers

Alexis C. Madrigal

Web

March 12, 2020

Key Source of COVID-19 Testing & Infection Data

Josh Marshall

Web

March 7, 2020

The 4 Key Reasons the U.S. Is So Behind on Coronavirus Testing

Olga Khazan

Web

March 13, 2020

The Dangerous Delays in U.S. Coronavirus Testing Haven't Stopped

Robinson Meyer, Alexis C. Madrigal

Web

March 9, 2020

U.S. Lags in Coronavirus Testing After Slow Response to Outbreak

Larry Buchanan, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Allison McCann

Web

March 17, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
January 19, 2021
@FinancialTimes
Today's top news: NY governor seeks to buy vaccines directly from Pfizer. More than 4m have received the first vaccine dose in the UK. Spain resists lockdown despite rising infection rates.
Inyoung Choi
December 6, 2020
Business Insider
The US has a total of over 14 million confirmed cases and 280,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Azmi Haroun
December 3, 2020
Business Insider
Data from the COVID Tracking Project showed yet another COVID-19 milestone, with over 100,000 active hospitalizations, as cases climb.
Ben Winck
November 27, 2020
markets.businessinsider.com
President Trump said Thursday that he'll pass on power to the Biden administration should the Electoral College confirm the president-elect's victory.
Kelsey Vlamis
November 15, 2020
Business Insider
Cases and hospitalizations continue to rise rapidly as well, breaking records most days and outpacing the rise in the number of tests being conducted.
Beth Mole
November 11, 2020
Ars Technica
There's a "very dark winter" ahead as hospitals struggle to cope and cases keep rising.
Business Insider
November 11, 2020
news.yahoo.com
The mounting COVID-19 hospital caseload in the US is translating to overburdened medical systems, and states are worried about the winter.
Azmi Haroun
November 11, 2020
Business Insider
The mounting US COVID-19 hospital caseload is translating to overburdened medical systems, and states are worried about the winter.
Azmi Haroun
November 11, 2020
Business Insider
The mounting US COVID-19 hospital caseload is translating to overburdened medical systems, and states are worried about the winter.
Business Insider
November 9, 2020
news.yahoo.com
At least 56,768 people are currently hospitalized with complications from COVID-19, an increase of 10,000 since October 30.
Charles Davis
November 9, 2020
Business Insider
At least 56,768 people are currently hospitalized with complications from COVID-19, an increase of 10,000 since October 30.
Kelsey Vlamis
November 6, 2020
Business Insider
Experts have warned the US is entering the deadliest stage of the pandemic, as case counts and hospitalizations continue to sharply rise.

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