COVID source callout: Missouri

Missouri presents its race and ethnicity data in pie charts, showing the percents of cases and deaths that are reported in each category. A lot of states use this type of pie chart presentation, as it draws attention to the most impacted groups. But pie charts have a significant drawback.

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COVID source shout-out: Glastonbury, CT

Every few weeks, my mom forwards me an email from the Town Manager in my hometown, Glastonbury, Connecticut. This email comprises the Town Manager’s Weekly COVID-19 update, including data for the town, updates for the state, and the occasional public service announcements. The most recent email, sent on October 7, includes Halloween best practices, information on flu clinics, and absentee ballot resources.

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COVID source callout: Utah

Utah was one of the first states to begin reporting antigen tests back in early August. The state is also one of only three to report an antigen testing time series, rather than simply the total number of tests conducted. However, the format in which Utah presents these data is… challenging. Rather than reporting daily antigen test counts—or […]

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COVID source callout: South Carolina

The most recent state to go through a dashboarrevision is South Carolina. In late August, the state released a new dashboard, called the County-Level Dashboard, and reorganized much of its information on COVID-19 demographics and other metrics.

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