As COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation, understanding the pandemic’s effect on your local area can be difficult.
That’s why four public media organizations have collaborated to create the California COVID-19 Tracker — a data dashboard that provides a localized look at COVID-19-related cases and deaths in each county, as well as a risk assessment for each county’s population.
The tracker also looks at how many people in each county are at high risk for a severe case of the disease by showing how many residents are 65 and older, suffer from chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Case and death data is collected by hand by reporters for CapRadio, KQED and KPCC from each public health department or county’s individual site each evening. They update the data daily at 7 or 8 p.m, and many jurisdictions post in the late afternoon.
This dashboard was created by Allie Kanik at Louisville Public Media, Lisa Pickoff-White at KQED, Emily Zentner at CapRadio and Dana Amihere at KPCC.