Mortality RateInformation about the animations
You will notice that during the early days of the virus spread the mortality rate jumps around a lot because the sample sizes are fairly small. As the number of infected grows the rates should stabilize.
The height of the county/state shows the mortality rate (e.g. 5%) as indicated by the color and the legend. Even though the mortality rates vary greatly between states and over time, I used the same scale for easier comparison.
Note that I only have access to the reported cases and deaths. Thus, I would assume that these mortality rates are too high because the number of unreported infections likely far outweighs the number of unreported deaths. Below is a table for how you would adjust the percentages for different rates of unreported deaths and infections.
I will try to keep these updated daily for the foresee able future.
The data I use is collected by The NY Times and published on GitHub at: https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data.