• State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

    States are taking aggressive action to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus and prepare their health care systems for dealing with those who become ill with COVID-19, the disease the virus causes. This tool features state-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, state policy actions, and data about health coverage and provider capacity within each state. 
  • COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker

    This tracker provides the number of cases and deaths from novel coronavirus by country, the trend in case and death counts by country, and a global map showing which countries have cases and deaths.  The data are drawn from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center’s COVID-19 map.
  • Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved Actions to Address COVID-19

    This resource captures key information on approved Medicaid emergency authorities to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency. It includes details on Section 1135 waivers and 1915 (c) Waiver Appendix K strategies and will be updated to capture additional waiver and different emergency authorities as needed.

coronavirus in Long-term Care facilities

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The number of states reporting any data on long-term care facilities with coronavirus cases or COVID-19 deaths. Four states are not reporting this data.
Number of long-term care facilities across 43 states with known coronavirus cases.
Approximate number of deaths related to COVID-19 in long-term care facilities across 37 states. New York and New Jersey make up nearly a third of these deaths.
Across 38 states reporting this data as of May 21, 42% of total deaths due to COVID-19 in those states occurred in long-term care facilities.
  • Coronavirus

    Coronavirus Policy Watch

    A new blog provides quick-hitting policy analysis, polling, and updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
  • KHN

    Lost on the Frontline

    A collaboration between KHN and The Guardian aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19, and to understand why so many are falling victim to the pandemic.
  • Eligibility for ACA Health Coverage Following Job Loss

    With more than 31 million workers filing unemployment claims between March 1 and May 2 as the coronavirus crisis hit the nation’s economy, KFF estimates 26.8 million people across the country would become uninsured due to loss of job-based health coverage if they don’t sign up for other coverage.
  • Distribution of CARES Act Funding Among Hospitals

    Hospitals that in normal times derive most of their revenue from patients with private insurance received more than twice as much federal coronavirus relief funding per bed than the hospitals that get the smallest share of private insurance money, finds a new analysis of the first $50 billion in relief grants.
  • The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use

    This brief explores how the crises and related measures to protect public health, including social distancing, business and school closures, and shelter-in-place orders, are likely to affect Americans in different circumstances, including those already living with, or at risk for, mental illness or substance use disorder.
  • How Many Adults Are at Risk of Serious Illness If Infected with Coronavirus? Updated Data

    Updated analysis finds about four in ten adults (37.6%) ages 18 and older in the U.S. (92.6 million people) have a higher risk of developing serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus, due to their older age (65 and older) or health condition.
  • Week in Coronavirus: May 21st to May 28th

    Every Friday we’ll recap our new policy analysis, polling, and updates on coronavirus from the past week.

31 states

In 31 of the 39 states reporting COVID-19 deaths, black individuals made up a higher share compared to their share of the total population. In LA, MS, SC, GA and DC, black individuals accounted for half or more of all deaths from COVID-19.

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