With coronavirus cases rising again across the country and in the D.C. region, WTOP continues to track key metrics using public data from state health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rollout of vaccines dramatically cut transmission rates after they surged during the winter holidays. But the pandemic is not over: The emergence of new, more virulent strains poses a grave threat for communities with a large number of unvaccinated people.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the immunologist who has led the nation's pandemic response, said he fears the emergence of "two Americas" from a rift between vaccinated and unvaccinated areas.
Our retooled tracker is updated every day with state-level data from Maryland, and on weekdays for D.C. and Virginia. The national maps at the bottom of this page show new U.S. cases and total deaths per capita, county-by-county.
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Coronavirus: A national perspective
The interactive map below, provided by The Associated Press, automatically updates once per day and shows the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases per capita in the U.S. county-by-county.
The interactive map below, provided by The Associated Press, automatically updates once per day and shows the number of reported coronavirus-related deaths per capita across the nation.