Health

Confused trying to figure out whether the daily numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths represent good news, or signs the pandemic is trending in the wrong direction? Here are some new visualizations that should help.

These graphs also include data for the entire Louisville Metro area: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties in Kentucky, and Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties in Indiana. Previously, most of the data has focused on either statewide snapshots or individual counties; in Louisville, so many people live, work and spend time in multiple counties and across state lines that this comprehensive view is especially valuable.

Below you’ll find the following graphs, updated automatically around 1 p.m. every weekday:

Louisville Metro new COVID-19 cases
Louisville Metro 14-day average of COVID-19 cases
Louisville Metro daily COVID-19 deaths
Louisville Metro 14-day average of COVID-19 deaths
Kentucky new COVID-19 cases
Kentucky 14-day average of COVID-19 cases
Kentucky daily COVID-19 deaths
Kentucky 14-day average of COVID-19 deaths
Kentucky daily COVID-19 hospitalizations
Kentucky 14-day average of COVID-19 hospitalizations

This data is all from two public sources: the daily Kentucky Public Health COVID-19 Daily Summary and the daily Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 County-Wide Test, Case and Death Trends. It was compiled and visualized by a group called SAFE (Safely Actioning for Emergence) Louisville. SAFE Louisville describes itself as a “volunteer advisory group of current and retired health executives, clinicians, military leaders and scientific experts formed to help the Louisville community with its response to the coronavirus pandemic.” (For a full list of SAFE’s volunteer members, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Data visualizations by: Connor English, Shane Kimble, Susan Olson and Corey Young.

Louisville Metro:

New COVID-19 Cases:

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New Cases: 14-Day Trailing Average:

 

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Daily Deaths:

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Kentucky

New COVID-19 Cases:

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SAFE Louisville volunteers include:
Mike Davidson, Major General, U.S. Army (ret.)
Karen Handmaker, Public Health Expert, Principal, 4sight Health, former Global Leader, IBM Watson
Alice Houston, CEO and Owner, HJI Supply Chain Solutions
David Jones, Jr. (SAFE convener), Managing Director, Chrysalis and former Chair, Humana Inc.
Jon Klein, MD, Ph.D., U of L Prof. of Medicine, Vice Dean for Research
Jack Lord, MD, former CMO of Humana, President of Health Dialogue, COO of AHA
Heidi Margulis, former Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Humana Inc., Chair, Louisville Board of Health
Kathy Mershon, MSN, RN, CNAA, ANEF, FAAN, Chair, Galen College of Nursing Board, former Sr. healthcare executive, Humana Inc. and Humana Health Institutes
Sean O’Leary, Co-Founder and CEO, EdjAnalytics
Susan Olson, Ph.D. (SAFE program manager), COO, EdjAnalytics

Emily Whelan Parento, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, former ED, Kentucky Office of Health Policy
Ted Smith, Ph.D., U of L Assoc. Prof., former Louisville Chief of Civic Innovation, Sr. Advisor, U.S. HHS