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 of showing which countries have cases and deaths. There have been over 7.2 million confirmed cases and 411,000 confirmed deaths worldwide. There have been nearly 2 million confirmed cases and 112,000 confirmed deaths in the United States.
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The release of the Census Bureau’s annual health insurance estimates for 2019 highlighted the challenges posed by the lag in data on insurance coverage given the unprecedented social and economic changes that have occurred since the 2019 data were collected. This post discusses trends in insurance coverage leading up to the start of the pandemic and what we know about more recent changes in coverage.
Every state and Washington D.C. have eased or lifted at least one social distancing requirement — including 32 states that have eased or lifted stay-at-home orders. From May 21 to May 28, restaurants reopened to dine-in service in 4 more states, and 4 more states eased or lifted their gatherings ban. Between May 28 to June 4, seven more states allowed restaurants to reopen to dine-in service.
Democratic Nominee Biden Holds Slight Lead Over President Trump in Arizona, while the Candidates are Virtually Tied in Florida and North Carolina, KFF/Cook Polls Find
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a slight lead over President Trump in Arizona (45% to 40%), while the two candidates are within the margin of sampling error in Florida (Biden 43%, Trump 42%) and North Carolina (Biden 45%, Trump 43%), finds new KFF/Cook Political Report polls of voters in three critical Sun Belt states carried by President Trump in his 2016 victory.
Drawing on newly released KFF/Cook Political Report polling in key Sun Belt states, Drew Altman discusses how the 2020 election is more about President Trump but issues do matter. He says that swing voters in Florida, Arizona and North Carolina prefer Joe Biden over President Trump on more issues including health care and the coronavirus, but President Trump has the edge on their top issue, the economy.
This partnership polling report from KFF and The Cook Political Report examining the attitudes and experiences of voters in three Sun Belt states (Arizona, Florida and North Carolina) that were previously considered Republican strongholds. It probes voters’ views of President Trump and Joe Biden, their motivations for voting, and issues including the role of coronavirus, health care, and the economy.
The Status and Likely Impact of Final Regulations on Payments for Abortion Coverage in ACA Marketplace Plans
This brief summarizes the status and implications of the Trump Administration final regulations, published in December 2019, that change how ACA Marketplace plans that include coverage for abortion must bill and consumers must pay premiums for that coverage.
Analysis of Epic Electronic Health Record Data Shows People of Color Fare Worse than White Patients at Every Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Higher Rates of Infection, Hospitalization and Death
People of color were more likely to test positive for COVID-19 and to require a higher level of care at the time of diagnosis compared to White patients, according to a new analysis from Epic Health Research Network and KFF. They also were more likely to be hospitalized and die…
COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Testing, Infection, Hospitalization, and Death: Analysis of Epic Patient Data
This analysis builds on a continually growing body of research on racial disparities in COVID-19 by examining testing, infection, hospitalization, and death by race and ethnicity among patients in the Epic health record system.
In response to COVID-19, all 50 states + DC are using emergency waivers and other authorities to make changes to their Medicaid programs. Check out details of these Medicaid emergency authorities on our tracker.