The Holiday Surge Is Just Beginning

Prior to the end-of-year holidays, there was justifiable concern about an impending surge in COVID cases. Now, two weeks after New Year’s day, it’s tempting to think we are past the damage caused by mass travel and indoor gatherings. Unfortunately, according to Kinsa data, the true holiday surge is just beginning. Rate of transmission, (Rt) is a

Fever Levels Rebound Over Holiday Break

Despite warnings and admonitions to avoid travel and in-person gatherings with friends and family, the Christmas holiday was followed by a noticeable rise in illness associated with the coronavirus. An analysis of Kinsa’s daily illness indicator showed that fevers had fallen by 14% between Dec. 11 and Dec. 27. However, illness has rebounded: The number

Are the New Lockdowns Working?

As counties, cities, and states across the US implored residents to stay home amidst the latest COVID-19 surge, many implemented restrictions around the Thanksgiving holiday. When similar measures were taken in March, Kinsa’s data clearly showed a rapid drop in fevers — demonstrating the effectiveness of the lockdowns.  However, the latest round of interventions is

Post-Thanksgiving, COVID-19 Trends Diverge

The HealthWeather Briefing aggregates insights from Kinsa’s network of smart thermometers and shares where we expect to see changes in COVID case counts and trajectories. Get your insights at a glance. In New York City, flu-like illness has stayed low among 2-9-year-olds since elementary schools reopened on December 7. We also have not seen an

Midwest Plateaus While Sunbelt and Coastal States Surge

The HealthWeather Briefing aggregates insights from Kinsa’s network of smart thermometers and shares where we expect to see changes in COVID case counts and trajectories. Get your insights at a glance. South Carolina and Mississippi are at the top of our watchlist for rapid case growth. 46 states are still at critical or high COVID

Case Growth Likely for Most States, a Glimmer of Hope for a Few

The HealthWeather Briefing aggregates insights from Kinsa’s network of smart thermometers and shares where we expect to see changes in COVID case counts and trajectories. Get your insights at a glance. Our models use a combination of reported COVID data and our smart thermometer signals. We often see a dip in usage of our thermometers

Coastal Cases Continue to Climb, Arizona and Others Turn Critical

The HealthWeather Briefing aggregates insights from Kinsa’s network of smart thermometers and shares where we expect to see changes in COVID case counts and trajectories. Get your insights at a glance. Our data shows 44 states are at critical risk, up from 35 states last week. The recent additions include Virginia, Arizona, California and Florida.

Flare Ups Likely on Both Coasts

35 states are at critical COVID risk, meaning that they have very high case counts and cases are projected to grow substantially. Coastal states will likely see the largest near-term increases in the rate of case growth. Cases will likely increase rapidly in Washington, California, New York, Maryland and D.C. Seattle, Bay Area and New

Hard Times Ahead as Minor Gains Lost

With COVID-19 data from this week showing record case numbers and hospitalizations, Kinsa’s data show no signs of things getting better. 15 states are signalling imminent increases in our early-warning system, including the already hard-hit states of Texas, Missouri and West Virginia. El Paso county in Texas, where cases are already high at 176 cases

Warning signs continue as nation tops 100k daily infections

Continuously elevated transmission rates across the country led to sad new records this week: for the first time, the U.S. reported over 100,000 new infections in a single day. This sustained, upward trend may be driven by a confluence of factors — colder weather, returning to school and college campuses, waiting among crowds to vote