COVID Atlas • Re: What does the Pandemic Severity Index tell me on the Atlas?

The county-level pandemic severity index uses PREDICTED new and total death counts over the next 5 days (the prediction algorithm description can be found in our preprint paper at It is designed to balance the overall toll COVID-19 has taken on a county over the entire course of the pandemic (via percentiles of total […]

COVID Atlas • Re: How do I find and distinguish different types of hotpots in the Atlas?

The Atlas shows four types of hot spots as outlined below. Apart from focusing on High-High clusters where disease activity is high currently, also look at Outliers, High-Low and Low-High highlighting an emerging risk or priority for containment. To read step-by-step how to generate hotspots, check Four types of hotspots are : High-High: Areas […]