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Coronavirus Watch gives you ONE-STOP ACCESS to a wide variety of the best journalism, analysis, data, videos, and helpful resources regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.  This site is maintained and frequently updated by the curation team at AccuRadio.  If you find it valuable, please visit regularly! 

If you scroll down this page, you’ll find ten categories of information: 

(1) Statistics overview (5) How YOU can help others (9) Featured resources
(2) Featured journalism (6) Links to news homepages (10) Data analysis by U.S. state
(3) Government briefings (7) Latest news & opinions  
(4) Last night in late-night (8) Resources collection  


Yesterday (4/12), confirmed COVID-19 cases to date globally grew to 1.85 million people, an increase of 72,514 persons (which is the lowest one-day increase since last Sunday). That means that the total to date grew only 4% yesterday — the lowest percentage increase seen in a long time. Almost all percentage increases shown in the table at right were down, apparently showing the effectiveness of social distancing and quarantines.

For information on other countries than those shown below, visit For interactive bar charts that show trends over time (down to the city level in most countries, and even down to the county level in the U.S.), visit the STAT Covid-19 Tracker. For a look at which U.S. states have been most affected on a per-capita basis (using data through 4/9), scroll to bottom of this page.

For additional detail, check out any of these nine websites — click the forward/back buttons to see more — that present historical data and/or projections in different ways:

STAT’s Covid-19 Tracker

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Reuters interactive U.S. map (by county)

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IHME projections

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Newspapers, magazines, and websites around the world are offering insightful writing about our current pandemic. Here are some pieces you might have missed that we think you’ll like.  (Updated daily)

Vector in Chief (NY Review of Books)

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Can survivors of the coronavirus help rescue the economy? (The New Yorker)

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The coronavirus likely came from China’s wet markets. They’re reopening anyway (Vox)

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Craving mature and responsible leadership from your government officials?  Here are some recent daily briefings from chief executives who are serious, educated, professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate.


Much of the most insightful political commentary nowadays — plus some needed humor and entertainment — comes from our current generation of late-night talk show hosts. Catch up on your viewing here:


Getting stir-crazy?  Genuinely concerned about other people?  (Want to earn Good Place points?)  Want to set a good example for your kids?

Here are some ways you could be of service to others during this shared time of crisis: 

  • Sew cloth face masks to donate to your friends and neighbors.Chicagoan at home with sewing machine, making face masks for family and neighbors
  • Track down N95 face masks and deliver them to local hospitals.
  • Check in with neighbors who are living alone — even if you don’t know them well! — to see how they’re doing and if they need any help.
  • Organize a Teddy Bear Hunt (click link for details) for local children. 
  • Call or write your elected representatives in Congress and urge them to speed up stimulus payments to the most-needy. 
  • Order a take-out or delivery meal from one of your favorite local restaurants to help them stay in business.
  • Buy a gift card, for future use, from one of your favorite local shops.
  • Teach a senior citizen or a person suffering from loneliness how to use video chat (e.g., FaceTime, Alexa, Zoom, or Skype video).
  • If you have an RV (recreational vehicle), lend it to a medical professional who fears sleeping at home because he or she might expose their family to the virus.
  • Donate blood. The need is high, and blood donation centers are open throughout the country, practicing safe distancing and sanitized donation practices.

Also, see some excellent suggestions (including non-profits that need donations) from The Washington Post here.

Have other suggestions? Please share them here!  (Reader suggestions so far have included teaching the non-tech-savvy how to order groceries online and how to pay bills online…)


Many of the world’s top newspaper, magazines, websites, and broadcasters have consolidated their coronavirus coverage on a single page of their website.  Visit any of those topic homepages by clicking on a logo above.

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How U.S. states rank on a PER CAPITA basis

The following table shows U.S. states and territories ranked not by total cases (where states with large populations largely top the list), but rather by total cases per million residents, which we believe is a far more meaningful number. 

Using data through Thursday, April 9th, the table below shows New York has the highest number of COVID-19 cases to date per million state residents (8.232, which is up from 6,724 three days earlier), and that the count of total cases grew 7% on April 6th.  New York has also has seen the most deaths to date per million residents (360, which is up from 243 three days earlier), with that number having grown 13% on April 9th. 

Note that California, while in the news regularly due to its large population, ranks well below the national average in both cases and deaths per million residents.

(Data through 4/9/20; data source

    Total cases/1M pop April 9th increase     Total deaths/1M pop April 9th increase
New York #1 8,232 7%   #1 360 13%
New Jersey #2 5,745 8%   #2 191 13%
Louisiana #3 3,920 7%   #3 151 8%
Massachusetts #4 2,773 13%   #6 74 16%
Connecticut #5 2,732 11%   #5 106 13%
D.C. #6 2,225 6%   #8 47 19%
Michigan #7 2,160 6%   #4 108 12%
Rhode Island #8 1,634 19%   #9 41 23%
Pennsylvania #9 1,450 11%   #15 28 15%
Washington #10 1,323 3%   #7 62 6%
Illinois #11 1,281 9%   #10 41 14%
Delaware #12 1,273 8%   #18 24 21%
Colorado #13 1,121 10%   #11 41 17%
Georgia #14 1,057 7%   #12 40 11%
Maryland #15 1,030 12%   #19 23 11%
Vermont #16 1,005 4%   #13 37 0%
Indiana #17 957 7%   #14 37 21%
Nevada #18 840 6%   #16 27 13%
Florida #19 817 7%   #22 18 15%
Idaho #20 802 10%   #28 14 33%
Mississippi #21 756 13%   #17 25 13%
Tennessee #22 697 6%   #29 14 19%
Utah #23 649 7%   #49 4 0%
New Hampsh #24 610 4%   #25 16 17%
Alabama #25 583 14%   #26 16 16%
Missouri #26 581 3%   #27 15 7%
South Carolina #27 563 9%   #30 14 6%
South Dakota #28 517 14%   #43 7 0%
California #29 510 6%   #31 14 12%
Wisconsin #30 499 5%   #21 19 8%
Virginia #31 480 11%   #33 13 45%
Ohio #32 473 7%   #23 18 10%
New Mexico #33 473 14%   #41 8 6%
Arizona #34 434 11%   #34 13 11%
Oklahoma #35 430 10%   #20 20 1%
Maine #36 420 4%   #35 12 14%
Wyoming #37 411 4%   #52 0 0%
Texas #38 410 14%   #42 8 14%
Iowa #39 405 11%   #38 9 7%
Arkansas #40 383 6%   #44 7 17%
Kansas #41 380 6%   #32 14 11%
North Carolina #42 376 7%   #45 7 19%
North Dakota #43 358 7%   #46 7 25%
Montana #44 340 7%   #48 6 0%
Kentucky #45 327 8%   #24 18 8%
Oregon #46 324 7%   #37 11 16%
Alaska #47 318 4%   #39 9 0%
Hawaii #48 311 2%   #50 4 20%
Nebraska #49 298 9%   #47 7 17%
West Virginia #50 286 8%   #51 3 25%
Minnesota #51 225 8%   #40 9 28%
Puerto Rico #52 202 10%   #36 12 67%
Average   1,416 8%     50 13%

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