The Growth of COVID-19 in the U.S., Organized by State Peak Date #infographic

The Growth of COVID-19 in the U.S., Organized by State Peak Date #infographic

The exponential complexity of the propagation of viruses ensures that pandemics are fast-moving and complex.

Combine this with the high interconnectedness of modern life — notwithstanding the implementation of social separation and lockdowns — and pandemics will evolve rapidly. Past hotspots may cool down in just a few weeks, while new high-risk areas may tend to develop out of nowhere.

Like many other places in the U.S. world, the virus hits regions differently and over time that landscape is changing constantly.


COVID-19 Growth, by State

The first visualization of today comes to us from Reddit user bgregory98, and it uses New York Times data to map reported active COVID-19 cases per State.

States are organized by peaked weekly average date cases from top to bottom up. Data is standardized and colored on the basis of U.S. definitions of regional definitions (i.e. Northeast, Midwest, Western, South) until June 16. Department of Censuses.

The mean center of weekly COVID-19 cases has moved in a southwesterly direction as the pandemic spreads, and the situation has evolved.

The following map, which also comes from Reddit user bgregory98, averages all counties' center co-ordinates, weighted by the number of new reported cases they had during the past week:

The Growth of COVID-19 in the U.S., Organized by State Peak Date #infographic

infographic by: www.visualcapitalist.com

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