COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics

COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics

COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics

NCHS collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the health of the nation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCHS is providing the most recent data available on deaths, mental health, and access to health care from the vital statistics system and through a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau.

For general information including symptoms, testing, and community safety, visit https://www.cdc.gov.

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Provisional Death Counts

The following dashboard provides summaries that examine deaths in specific categories and in greater geographic detail. Use the drop-down menus to show data for selected measures or categories. Select the buttons at the bottom of the dashboard to view category-specific provisional death count information.

The provisional counts for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are based on a current flow of death data submitted to the National Vital Statistics System. National provisional counts include deaths occurring within the 50 states and the District of Columbia that have been received and coded as of the date specified. It is important to note that it can take several weeks for death records to be submitted to NCHS, processed, coded, and tabulated. Therefore, the data shown on this page may be incomplete, and will likely not include all deaths that occurred during a given time period, especially for the more recent time periods. Death counts for earlier weeks are continually revised and may increase or decrease as new and updated death certificate data are received from the states by NCHS. COVID-19 death counts shown here may differ from other published sources, as data currently are lagged by an average of 1–2 weeks.

For more information, see Understanding the Numbers: Provisional Death Counts and COVID-19


Page last reviewed: July 7, 2020