COVID Data

COVID Data

COVID-19 and the 2021-2022 School Year

Students learn best when they're safely in school, in-person. The U.S. Department of Education is working across the federal government to track the pandemic and ensure schools, families and communities have the most relevant and current data to keep everyone safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provide real-time data tracking of the COVID-19 pandemic through several resources including the CDC COVID Data Tracker and the HHS Protect Public Data Hub, which shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on the 2021-2022 school year.

The collection of school-related data below provides the public with information to support safe and healthy learning in the 2021-2022 school year and beyond.

Data visualizations will be updated regularly as the CDC and HHS provide updated data in the sections below. Additionally, the Department of Education will send weekly reports summarizing trends in the data and other updates related to COVID. Weekly reports will be archived below.

School Operations

The national map below displays the number of school districts operating fully in-person, a combination or in-person and remote (hybrid), or fully remote. Data is updated on a weekly basis for school districts where current information is available. The number of districts represented in the data can be found in the top left box, "Current Data Coverage." This data can also be found on HHS Protect Public Data Hub School Learning Modalities page.

The gauges below show the total number of districts and students covered in current data, and the total number of districts and students operating in-person, hybrid, or remote.

The data above is combined from a number of sources and is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. The sources include: Burbio, MCH, Return to Learn, and State Dashboards (1). HHS implemented a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) to determine the learning modality of a district per week. You can read about the HMM in the CDC article titled, COVID-19 Related School Closures and Learning Modalities Changes.

*Data Coverage denotes the proportion of school learning modalities among US school districts or US enrolled students (Table) for which data are available for the past 14 days. The current data coverage denominator is the total number of districts or students at the national-level (Table) or at the state-level when selecting a specific state (Map). Denominators are obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Please see the full data footnotes, definitions, and other important caveats on the HHS Protect Public page for this information, available here.

COVID-19 Spread and Impact

The CDC closely tracks COVID-19 and regularly posts data updates on the CDC COVID Data Tracker. This data can be organized by demographics. Below are summaries of the COVID impact on 0–17-year-olds.

Cases (Children and Adults)

The below visual displays the 7-day average of the number of cases per 100,000 for both children (17 or younger) and adults (18 or older) over time. To compare child case rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

Cases by State (Proportion)

The below visuals display the proportion of COVID-19 cases that occurred among children (17 years or younger) compared to all other age groups by state. States are organized by HHS Regions. To view your state, scroll to the right using the arrows at the bottom of the visual. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.' For keyboard navigation, press the "escape" key twice to exit the visual.

Test Positivity (Children and Adults)

The below visual displays the 7-day average of test positivity for both children (17 or younger) and adults (18 or older) over time. Test positivity refers to the total number of positive tests in a given day divided by the total number of tests administered in a given day. While not confirmed cases, test positivity rates can be used as an early warning that cases may be rising. To compare child test positivity rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

Test Positivity by Region (Children and Adults)

The below visual displays the 7-day average of test positivity for both children (17 or younger) and adults (18 or older) over time by HHS Region. The list of U.S. States in each Region is available on the FEMA Regions Definitions website). Test positivity refers to the total number of positive tests in a given day divided by the total number of tests administered in a given day. While not confirmed cases, test positivity rates can be used as an early warning that cases may be rising. To compare child test positivity rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

Hospitalizations (Children and Adults)

The below visual displays the 7-day average of the number of hospitalizations per 100,000 for both children (17 or younger) and adults (18 or older) over time. To compare child hospitalization rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

Hospitalizations by Region (Children and Adults)

The below visuals display the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations that occurred among children (17 years or younger) and adults (18 years or older) by HHS Region. The list of U.S. States in each Region is available on the FEMA Regions Definitions website). To compare child hospitalization rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

Hospitalizations by Vaccination Rates

The below visual displays the 14-day average of child hospitalizations (17 or younger) per 100,000 due to COVID-19, organized by states with the highest to lowest vaccination coverage. Between 11 and 13 states are represented in each group. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

Deaths (Children and Adults)

The below visual displays the weekly number of deaths due to COVID-19 per 100,000 for both children (17 or younger) and adults (18 or older). To compare child death rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Vaccination Rates (Children and Adults)

The below visuals display the percentage of both children (17 or younger) and adults (18 or older) who have received at least one dose (left) and are fully vaccinated (right). To compare child vaccination rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'

Vaccination Rates by County

The below visuals display the percentage of both children (17 or younger) and adults (18 or older) who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by individual county. To compare child vaccination rates to adult, click "Select all" in the Age Group toggle menu. Accessible data tables are available by right-clicking and selecting 'Show as a table.'


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