Keep up to date on the latest news and analysis on COVID-19, fever data and contagious illness from the data journalism team at Kinsa.
Illness roared back into Texas in a big way after the state rolled back COVID-19 preventative measures
June 16, 2021 || By Matt Albasi
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June 9, 2021
Nationally COVID Continues Decline, With a Few Regional Outliers
COVID-19 cases continue to decline, but three states saw double-digit increases in cases
June 8, 2021
New York City Gets Serious About Pandemic Preparedness. Will Other Cities Follow Suit?
The U.S.’s most populous city is implementing an effective early warning system for contagious illness
June 4, 2021
More Good News as Fever Levels Stay Near Historic Lows
ILI is only slightly higher than fever levels a year ago and well below 2018 and 2019 levels.
June 3, 2021
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths at Lowest Levels Since the Pandemic Began
After a long holiday weekend, COVID-19 case averages continue to plummet, now sitting at just over 17k new cases per day
May 27, 2021
Illness Down Nationwide, but Children Under 10 Experienced Slightly Higher Rates of Fever
Kinsa data shows that national levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) have fallen for the past week
May 26, 2021
Fewest Daily Average COVID Cases Since June 2020
This week, average cases are around 24,00 new cases per day, levels not seen since June 2020.
May 21, 2021
Wealthy, Educated Urban Counties Drove April COVID Cases
The demographics of the sickest counties last month stand out in stark contrast to those in previous phases.
May 20, 2021
The Two Week Average of COVID-19 Cases Is Down Across Most Of the Country
COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop, with the seven-day average dipping down to around 30k cases per day
May 14, 2021
18-25 Y/O on the Mend and Most Illness Metrics Trended Down
As of May 14, Kinsa data shows that national levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) have fallen for the past week
May 13, 2021
Decreases in COVID Numbers Across the Board, Less Illness in Most States
Nationally, COVID-19 appears to be retreating. With 14-day change for all metrics dropping considerably.
May 6, 2021
National Illness Indicators Stay Stable
National influenza-like illness (ILI) levels trended sideways around 0.9% of the population experiencing fevers
May 5, 2021
COVID Cases Continue To Drop Nationally, Arizona Is the Place to Watch
Nationally, COVID-19 cases continued to decline, averaging about 48k new cases per day
April 30, 2021
This Week in Illness, April 30
Illness metrics across the country trended downwards, while a few states saw increases in COVID-19 cases.
April 23, 2021
How Common Are COVID Vaccine-Related Fevers Really?
A survey of 14,000 Kinsa users since March found that 20% of all fevers in our signal were due to a recent vaccination.
April 23, 2021
This Week in Illness, April 23
Vaccine highs and low this week as eligibility opened to everyone over the age of 16, but some areas saw lower demand
April 16, 2021
This Week in Illness, April 16
J&J’s vaccine rollout stalled in an abundance of caution, and cases climbed in the Midwest.
April 9, 2021
This Week in Illness, April 9
Vigilance is the theme of the week. Cases grew across the Upper Midwest and the B117 variant became the dominant strain
April 2, 2021
This Week in Illness, April 2
A roller-coaster week of news and data as COVID-19 cases continued to climb upward and vaccinations continued forward.
March 31, 2021
In the US, COVID-19 Transmission Thrives in Nicer Weather
Warmer temperatures bring out diners, revelers and the coronavirus.
March 26, 2021
This Week in Illness, March 26
This week marked another turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic in America.
March 19, 2021
This Week in Illness, March 19
COVID-19 cases and Kinsa’s illness indicators were flat this week, despite a few outliers.
March 18, 2021
HealthWeather: A Year in Review
On March 18, 2020 Kinsa launched HealthWeather.us with the goal of showing how illness starts and spreads.
March 13, 2021
This Week in Illness, March 12
COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths decreased leaving the nation near summer levels.
March 11, 2021
We rounded up our board of clinicians and epidemiologists to brief you on what to expect when you get your vaccine
March 6, 2021
This Week in Illness, March 5
Some states are starting to relax public health measures, but Kinsa data signals show this move may be premature.
February 27, 2021
This Week in Illness, February 26
COVID-19 deaths surpassed 500k, vaccine progress continued and a third vaccine may be approved as soon as Saturday.
February 18, 2021
Poverty is a Public Health Problem
Analyzing data in SF, NYC and LA shows a clear inverse relationship between income and illness, even before COVID-19.
February 12, 2021
FL: Fevers Are Rising Among Seniors, Possibly Due to Vaccines
New data shows a steep increase in the number of elderly Floridians experiencing a fever
February 6, 2021
NY: Uptick in College-age Illness Tempers Outlook
Fevers among 18- to 25-year-olds in New York have spread steadily in the past week.
January 26, 2021
The Southwest’s COVID Bubble Was Bigger Than You Might Think
Travel to Las Vegas and a new coronavirus variant likely led to surge across Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
January 22, 2021
Cautious Optimism as National Illness Levels Trend Downward
Three main indicators informing Kinsa’s early warning system for spreading illness are decreasing on a national level
January 14, 2021
The Holiday Surge Is Just Beginning
It’s tempting to think we are past the damage caused by end-of-year gatherings. Unfortunately...
January 4, 2021
Fever Levels Rebound Over Holiday Break
The Christmas holiday was followed by a noticeable rise in illness associated with the coronavirus.
December 22, 2020
Are the New Lockdowns Working?
The latest round of interventions is showing inconsistent results.
December 17, 2020
Post-Thanksgiving, COVID-19 Trends Diverge
n New York City, flu-like illness has stayed low among 2-9-year-olds since elementary schools reopened
December 10, 2020
Midwest Plateaus While Sunbelt and Coastal States Surge
South Carolina and Mississippi are at the top of our watchlist for rapid case growth. 46 states are still...
December 3, 2020
Case Growth Likely for Most States, a Glimmer of Hope for a Few
We predict rapid case increases in Georgia, Nevada and Delaware.
November 25, 2020
Coastal Cases Continue to Climb, Arizona and Others Turn Critical
The HealthWeather Briefing is here to help you understand the spread of COVID on a national scale.
November 20, 2020
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...
November 13, 2020
Hard Times Ahead as Minor Gains Lost
Data from this week shows record case numbers and hospitalizations, Kinsa’s data show no signs of things getting better.