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created Mar 3 2022

updated Jun 1 2023

Description

Reporting of Aggregate Case and Death Count data was discontinued May 11, 2023, with the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration. Although these data will continue to be publicly available, this dataset will no longer be updated.
This archived public use dataset has 11 data elements reflecting United States COVID-19 community levels for all available counties.
The COVID-19 community levels were developed using a combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days. The COVID-19 community level was determined by the higher of the new admissions and inpatient beds metrics, based on the current level of new cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days. New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge.
Using these data, the COVID-19 community level was classified as low, medium, or high.
COVID-19 Community Levels were used to help communities and individuals make decisions based on their local context and their unique needs. Community vaccination coverage and other local information, like early alerts from surveillance, such as through wastewater or the number of emergency department visits for COVID-19, when available, can also inform decision making for health officials and individuals.
For the most accurate and up-to-date data for any county or state, visit the relevant health department website. COVID Data Tracker may display data that differ from state and local websites. This can be due to differences in how data were collected, how metrics were calculated, or the timing of web updates.
Archived Data Notes:
This dataset was renamed from "United States COVID-19 Community Levels by County as Originally Posted" to "United States COVID-19 Community Levels by County" on March 31, 2022.
March 31, 2022: Column name for county population was changed to “county_population”. No change was made to the data points previous released.
March 31, 2022: New column, “health_service_area_population”, was added to the dataset to denote the total population in the designated Health Service Area based on 2019 Census estimate.
March 31, 2022: FIPS codes for territories American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and United States Virgin Islands were re-formatted to 5-digit numeric for records released on 3/3/2022 to be consistent with other records in the dataset.
March 31, 2022: Changes were made to the text fields in variables “county”, “state”, and “health_service_area” so the formats are consistent across releases.
March 31, 2022: The “%” sign was removed from the text field in column “covid_inpatient_bed_utilization”. No change was made to the data. As indicated in the column description, values in this column represent the percentage of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (7-day average).
March 31, 2022: Data values for columns, “county_population”, “health_service_area_number”, and “health_service_area” were backfilled for records released on 2/24/2022. These columns were added since the week of 3/3/2022, thus the values were previously missing for records released the week prior.
April 7, 2022: Updates made to data released on 3/24/2022 for Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and United States Virgin Islands to correct a data mapping error.
April 21, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for counties in Nebraska for the week of April 21, 2022 have 3 counties identified in the high category and 37 in the medium category. CDC has been working with state officials to verify the data submitted, as other data systems are not providing alerts for substantial increases in disease transmission or severity in the state.
May 26, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for McCracken County, KY for the week of May 5, 2022 have been updated to correct a data processing error. McCracken County, KY should have appeared in the low community level category during the week of May 5, 2022. This correction is reflected in this update.
May 26, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for several Florida counties for the week of May 19th, 2022, have been corrected for a data processing error. Of note, Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Counties should have appeared in the high CCL category, and Osceola County should have appeared in the medium CCL category. These corrections are reflected in this update.
May 26, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Orange County, New York for the week of May 26, 2022 displayed an erroneous case rate of zero and a CCL category of low due to a data source error. This county should have appeared in the medium CCL category.
June 2, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Tolland County, CT for the week of May 26, 2022 have been updated to correct a data processing error. Tolland County, CT should have appeared in the medium community level category during the week of May 26, 2022. This correction is reflected in this update.
June 9, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Tolland County, CT for the week of May 26, 2022 have been updated to correct a misspelling. The medium community level category for Tolland County, CT on the week of May 26, 2022 was misspelled as “meduim” in the data set. This correction is reflected in this update.
June 9, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Mississippi counties for the week of June 9, 2022 should be interpreted with caution due to a reporting cadence change over the Memorial Day holiday that resulted in artificially inflated case rates in the state.
July 7, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Rock County, Minnesota for the week of July 7, 2022 displayed an artificially low case rate and CCL category due to a data source error. This county should have appeared in the high CCL category.
July 14, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Massachusetts counties for the week of July 14, 2022 should be interpreted with caution due to a reporting cadence change that resulted in lower than expected case rates and CCL categories in the state.
July 28, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for all Montana counties for the week of July 21, 2022 had case rates of 0 due to a reporting issue. The case rates have been corrected in this update.
July 28, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Alaska for all weeks prior to July 21, 2022 included non-resident cases. The case rates for the time series have been corrected in this update.
July 28, 2022: A laboratory in Nevada reported a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases. As a result, the 7-day case count and rate will be inflated in Clark County, NV for the week of July 28, 2022.
August 4, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data was updated on August 2, 2022 in error during performance testing. Data for the week of July 28, 2022 was changed during this update due to additional case and hospital data as a result of late reporting between July 28, 2022 and August 2, 2022. Since the purpose of this data set is to provide point-in-time views of COVID-19 Community Levels on Thursdays, any changes made to the data set during the August 2, 2022 update have been reverted in this update.
August 4, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data for the week of July 28, 2022 for 8 counties in Utah (Beaver County, Daggett County, Duchesne County, Garfield County, Iron County, Kane County, Uintah County, and Washington County) case data was missing due to data collection issues. CDC and its partners have resolved the issue and the correction is reflected in this update.
August 4, 2022: Due to a reporting cadence change, case rates for all Alabama counties will be lower than expected. As a result, the CCL levels published on August 4, 2022 should be interpreted with caution.
August 11, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data for the week of August 4, 2022 for South Carolina have been updated to correct a data collection error that resulted in incorrect case data. CDC and its partners have resolved the issue and the correction is reflected in this update.
August 18, 2022: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data for the week of August 11, 2022 for Connecticut have been updated to correct a data ingestion error that inflated the CT case rates. CDC, in collaboration with CT, has resolved the issue and the correction is reflected in this update.
August 25, 2022: A laboratory in Tennessee reported a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases. As a result, the 7-day case count and rate may be inflated in many counties and the CCLs published on August 25, 2022 should be interpreted with caution.
August 25, 2022: Due to a data source error, the 7-day case rate for St. Louis County, Missouri, is reported as zero in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on August 25, 2022. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level for this county should be interpreted with caution.
September 1, 2022: Due to a reporting issue, case rates for all Nebraska counties will include 6 days of data instead of 7 days in the COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released on September 1, 2022. Therefore, the CCLs for all Nebraska counties should be interpreted with caution.
September 8, 2022: Due to a data processing error, the case rate for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, contains more than 7 days’ worth of data. In the COVID-19 Community Level data released on September 8, 2022, Philadelphia County is showing a high community level when they should be in the medium community level category based on the corrected case data.
September 15, 2022: Due to a reporting change, case rates for California counties will be lower than expected in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on September 15, 2022. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for California counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with California to address the issue and should have it resolved for next week’s COVID-19 Community Level data release.
September 15, 2022: Due to scheduled maintenance on Nevada’s public COVID-19 dashboard, case rates for all Nevada counties are reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on September 15, 2022. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels should be interpreted with caution
September 22, 2022: The COVID-19 Community Level data released on September 15, 2022 for California counties were updated to correct case data underestimates due to a reporting change.
September 22, 2022: Due to impacts caused by Hurricane Fiona, case rates for all Puerto Rico counties are lower than expected in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on September 22, 2022. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for Puerto Rico counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
September 22, 2022: Due to a reporting cadence issue, case rates for all Nevada counties are calculated based on 14 days’ worth of case count data in the COVID-19 Community Level information released on September 22, 2022, instead of the customary 7 days’ worth of case count data. Therefore, the weekly case rates are overestimated, which could affect counties’ COVID-19 Community Level classification and should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with jurisdictional partners in Nevada to address the issue.
September 23, 2022: The county_fips and date_updated fields in COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for California counties for the week of September 15, 2022 have been updated to correct a data processing error.
September 29, 2022: Due to impacts caused by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, hospital data reporting may be delayed or incomplete in certain Health Service Areas. Hospital metrics for the COVID-19 Community Levels released on September 29, 2022, may be under-estimated and should be interpreted with caution.
October 13, 2022: Due to technical difficulties at the source, case rates for all Indiana counties have been reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on October 13, 2022. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for Indiana counties being underestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
October 20, 2022: Due to the Mississippi case data dashboard not being updated this week, case rates for all Mississippi counties are reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on October 20, 2022. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for Mississippi counties being underestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
October 20, 2022: Due to a data reporting error, the case rate for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is lower than expected in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on October 20, 2022. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Level for Philadelphia County being underestimated; therefore, it should be interpreted with caution.
October 28, 2022: Due to a data processing error, case rates for Kentucky appear higher than expected in the weekly release on October 28, 2022. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for Kentucky counties may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
November 3, 2022: Due to a reporting cadence issue, case rates for Missouri counties are calculated based on 11 days’ worth of case count data in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on November 3, 2022, instead of the customary 7 days’ worth of data. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for Missouri counties being overestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
November 10, 2022: Due to a reporting cadence change, case rates for Alabama counties are calculated based on 13 days’ worth of case count data in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on November 10, 2022, instead of the customary 7 days’ worth of data. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for Alabama counties being overestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
November 10, 2022: Per the request of the jurisdiction, cases among non-residents have been removed from all Hawaii county totals throughout the entire time series. Cumulative case counts reported by CDC will no longer match Hawaii’s COVID-19 Dashboard, which still includes non-resident cases. 
November 10, 2022: Due to a reporting cadence issue, case rates for all Mississippi counties are reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on November 10, 2022. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for Mississippi counties being underestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.  
November 10, 2022: In the COVID-19 Community Level data released on November 10, 2022, multiple municipalities in Puerto Rico are reporting higher than expected increases in case counts. CDC is working with territory officials to verify the data submitted. 
November 25, 2022: Due to a reporting cadence change for the Thanksgiving holiday, case rates for all Ohio counties are calculated based on 13 days' worth of case counts in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on November 25, 2022, instead of the customary 7 days’ worth of data. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for all Ohio counties being overestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
November 25, 2022: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, CDC did not receive updated case data from the following jurisdictions: Rhode Island and Mississippi. As a result, case rates for all counties within these jurisdictions are reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level Data released on November 25, 2022. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels being underestimated within these jurisdictions; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
December 1, 2022: Due to a data processing error, case rates for California appear lower than expected in the December 1, 2022, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for California counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
December 1, 2022: Due to cadence changes over the Thanksgiving holiday, case rates for all Ohio counties are reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on December 1, 2022. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
December 1, 2022: Due to a reporting cadence issue, case rates for all Mississippi counties are calculated based on 14 days’ worth of case count data in the COVID-19 Community Level information released on December 1, 2022, instead of the customary 7 days’ worth of case count data. Therefore, the weekly case rates for all counties will be overestimated, which could affect COVID-19 Community Level classification and should be interpreted with caution.  
December 8, 2022: Due to a statewide network issue, CDC did not receive updated case data from Georgia. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 in the December 8, 2022, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
December 16, 2022: As of December 15, 2022, COVID-19 hospital data are required to be reported to CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). During the time period around this change, potential delays in reporting are possible as reporting entities transition from their previously established reporting mechanisms to the NHSN system. Therefore, hospital metrics using data reported on or after December 15, 2022, should be interpreted with caution during the period immediately following the transition. This system change does not impact requirements, including daily reporting or required data elements. Full details on COVID-19 hospital data reporting guidance can be found here: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-faqs-hospitals-hospital-laboratory-acute-care-facility-data-reporting.pdf; more information on the transition to the NHSN system can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/covid19/transition.html.
December 22, 2022: Due to an internal revision process, case rates for some Tennessee counties may appear higher than expected in the December 22, 2022, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for some Tennessee counties may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
December 22, 2022: Due to reporting of a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases, case rates for some Louisiana counties will appear higher than expected in the December 22, 2022, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for some Louisiana counties may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
December 29, 2022: Due to technical difficulties, county data from Alabama could not be incorporated via standard practices. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 in the December 29, 2022, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for Alabama counties will be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
December 29, 2022: Due to the holidays, CDC did not receive updated case data from the following jurisdictions: District of Columbia, North Carolina, and Utah. As a result, case rates for all counties within these jurisdictions will be reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level Data released on December 29, 2022. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels being underestimated within these jurisdictions; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
January 5, 2023: Due to a reporting cadence issue, case rates for all Alabama counties will be calculated based on 14 days’ worth of case count data in the COVID-19 Community Level information released on January 5, 2023, instead of the customary 7 days’ worth of case count data. Therefore, the weekly case rates will be overestimated, which could affect counties’ COVID-19 Community Level classification and should be interpreted with caution.
January 5, 2023: Due to technical difficulties at the source, case rates for all Colorado counties will be reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on January 5, 2023. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for Colorado counties being underestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
January 5, 2023: Due to North Carolina’s holiday reporting cadence, aggregate case data will contain 14 days’ worth of data instead of the customary 7 days. As a result, case metrics will appear higher than expected in the January 5, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
January 5, 2023: Due to a data processing issue, case rates for all Nevada counties will be reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on January 5, 2023. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for Nevada counties being underestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution.
January 12, 2023: Due to a reporting cadence issue, Illinois’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the January 12, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
January 12, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, Indiana’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the January 12, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
January 12, 2023: Due to data processing delays, Mississippi’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the January 12, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
January 12, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, aggregate county-level case data in the January 12, 2023, weekly release will be reported as 0 for the following counties in Texas: Dallas County, Tom Green County, and Travis County. Therefore, COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for those counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
January 13, 2023: COVID-19 Community Level (CCL) data released for Los Angeles County, California for the week of December 22nd, 2022, and December 29th, 2022, have been corrected for a data processing error. While the issue did not affect the CCL category on December 22nd, 2022, the case rate has been updated. Additionally, Los Angeles County should have appeared in the medium CCL category instead of the high CCL category on December 29th, 2022. These corrections are reflected in this update.
January 19, 2023: Due to a reporting cadence issue, Mississippi’s aggregate case data will be calculated based on 14 days’ worth of data instead of the customary 7 days in the January 19, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
January 26, 2023: Due to a reporting backlog of historic COVID-19 cases, case rates for two Michigan counties (Livingston and Washtenaw) were higher than expected in the January 19, 2023 weekly release. The COVID-19 Community Levels for both counties were reported to be in the high category; however, because of the issue with their case rates, they should have been in the medium category.
January 26, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, aggregate case counts in Charlotte County and Sarasota County, Florida will appear higher than expected. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics published on January 26, 2023 for those counties may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
January 26, 2023: Due to data processing delays, Mississippi’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0 in the weekly release posted on January 26, 2023. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected, and the COVID-19 Community Levels for all Mississippi counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
February 2, 2023: As of the data collection deadline, CDC observed an abnormally large increase in aggregate COVID-19 cases reported for Washington State. In response, totals for new cases released on February 2, 2023, have been displayed as zero at the county level until the issue is addressed with state officials. Because case rates will be reported as zero for the current week, the COVID-19 Community Levels for all counties in Washington State may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with state officials to address the issue.
February 2, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for several Wyoming counties will be reported as 0 in the February 2, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for several Wyoming counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with state officials to verify the data submitted. 
February 2, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, case rates for East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana will appear higher than expected in the data released on February 2, 2023. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Level for this county being overestimated, and it should be interpreted with caution. 
February 9, 2023: Due to data processing delays, the case rates for all Mississippi counties will be reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 9, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for all Mississippi counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
February 9, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, the case rate for Richmond City, Virginia, will be reported as 0 in the February 9, 2023, release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level for this county may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with state officials to verify the data submitted.
February 16, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the February 8th, 2023, through February 14th, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 16th, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
February 16, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the February 8th, 2023, through February 14th, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 16th, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
February 16, 2023: Due to data processing delays, Utah’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0 in the weekly release posted on February 16, 2023. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
February 16, 2023: Due to a reporting cadence change, Maine’s aggregate case data may contain less than the customary 7 days’ worth of data in the February 16, 2023, release. Therefore, COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
February 16, 2023: Due to a suspected data reporting cadence change, the case rates for all New Mexico counties may be lower than expected in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 16, 2023. This may lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for all New Mexico counties being underestimated; therefore, they should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with state officials to verify the data submitted. 
February 23, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the February 15, 2023, through February 21, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 23, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
February 23, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the February 15, 2023, through February 21, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 23, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
February 23, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the February 15, 2023, through February 21, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the United States Virgin Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 23, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the United States Virgin Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
February 23, 2023: Due to data processing delays, Hawaii’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the February 23, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
February 23, 2023: Due to data processing delays, the case rates for all Mississippi counties will be reported as 0 in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 23, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for all Mississippi counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
February 23, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, case rates for Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona will appear higher than expected in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 23, 2023. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for these two counties being overestimated and they should be interpreted with caution. 
February 23, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, case rates for several Georgia counties will appear higher than expected in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on February 23, 2023. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for several Georgia counties being overestimated and they should be interpreted with caution. 
March 2, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the February 22nd, 2023 through February 28th reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 2nd, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 2, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, the case rate for Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the March 2, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for Richmond City may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 2, 2023: Due to a data processing error, the case rate for Yamhill County, Oregon will be reported as 0 in the March 2, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for Yamhill County may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
March 9, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 1st, 2023, through March 7th, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 9th, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 9, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 1st, 2023, through March 7th, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 9th, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 9, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 1st, 2023, through March 7th,2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the United States Virgin Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 9th, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the United States Virgin Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 9, 2023: Due to data processing delays, Utah's aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 9, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 9, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, Washington State's aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 9, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
March 9, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, Florida's aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 9, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 9, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Richmond City, Virginia, will be reported as 0 in the March 9, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
March 16, 2023: In coordination with Florida health officials, CDC completed a historical correction to address a technical issue affecting aggregate COVID-19 cases reported by Florida between November 2022 and March 2023.
March 16, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, Arkansas’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 16, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
March 16, 2023: Due to potential technical difficulties that are being reviewed with the state, Texas's aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 16, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 16, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Richmond City, Virginia, will be reported as 0 in the March 16, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 16, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, the case rate for Washoe County, NV, will appear higher than expected in the weekly data released on March 16, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for Washoe County, NV, may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 16, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, Indiana's aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 16, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 16, 2023: Due to data processing delays, the case rates for all Mississippi counties will be reported as 0 in the weekly data released on March 16, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for all Mississippi counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. Updates to the state-level case counts were not affected by this issue.  
March 16, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 8th, 2023, through March 14, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 16th, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 16, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 8, 2023, through March 14, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 16th, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 23, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 15, 2023, through March 21, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 23, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 23, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 15, 2023, through March 21, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 23, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 23, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, Indiana's aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 23, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 23, 2023: Due to data processing delays, the case rates for all Mississippi counties will be reported as 0 in the data released on March 23, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels metrics for all Mississippi counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. Updates to the state-level case counts were not affected by this issue.    
March 23, 2023: CDC is working together with colleagues from the Texas Department of State Health Services to accurately reflect the results of a 2021 reconciliation process for COVID-19 cases. As of the data collection deadline, a solution was not able to be finalized. Texas’s aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the weekly March 23, 2023, release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
March 23, 2023: Due to maintenance to Arkansas’s COVID-19 dashboard, aggregate case data will be reported as 0. As a result, case metrics will appear lower than expected in the March 23, 2023, release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
March 23, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the March 23, 2023,weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
March 30, 2023: Due to potential technical issues, Florida was unable to report aggregate case data to CDC. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 in the March 30, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for all Florida counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
March 30, 2023: Due to technical difficulties, Delaware was unable to report aggregate case data to CDC. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 in the March 30, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
March 30, 2023: Due to data processing delays, Mississippi was unable to report aggregate case data to CDC.  As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 in the March 30, 2023, release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
March 30, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, aggregate case counts in Louisiana counties may appear higher than expected in the March 30, 2023, weekly release. According to Louisiana Department of Health officials, all regions are impacted but the following parishes may be particularly affected: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermillion. COVID-19 Community Levels may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
March 30, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Clark County, Washington, Richmond City, Virginia, and Navajo County, Arizona will be reported as 0 in the March 30, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with state officials to verify the data submitted. 
March 30, 2023: Due to changes in the state health department’s COVID-19 surveillance system, Oklahoma’s aggregate case data at state and county levels may be affected in the March 30, 2023, release. The COVID-19 Community Levels for all Oklahoma counties should be interpreted with caution. 
March 30, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 22, 2023, through March 28, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 30, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 30, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 22, 2023, through March 28, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 30, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
March 30, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 22, 2023, through March 28, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for Guam will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on March 30, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for Guam could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 6, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 29, 2023, through April 4, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 6, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 6, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the March 29, 2023, through April 4, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 6, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 6, 2023: Due to data processing delays, Mississippi was unable to report aggregate case data to CDC. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 in the April 6, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
April 6, 2023: Due to changes in Oklahoma’s COVID-19 surveillance system, aggregate case data reported for March 30 , 2023, are based on 14 days’ worth of data instead of the customary 7 days. Aggregate data at both the state and county levels are affected. Therefore, aggregate case counts may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
April 6, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Kent County, Delaware, and Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the April 6, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. CDC is working with state officials to verify the data submitted. 
April 6, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, the case rate for Mercer County, New Jersey will appear higher than expected in the April 6, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
April 6, 2023: Due to ongoing technical improvements in Florida’s surveillance system, the Florida Department of Health has requested a temporary pause on submitting COVID-19 data to CDC. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 in the April 6, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for all Florida counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
April 6, 2023: As of April 1st, 2023, the state of Iowa no longer reports aggregate COVID-19 case or death data to CDC. As a result, aggregate counts from Iowa will no longer be reported at the national, regional, state or county-levels on COVID Data Tracker or data.cdc.gov. For additional information, please see the press release published by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.
April 13, 2023: Due to ongoing technical improvements in Florida’s surveillance system, the Florida Department of Health has requested a temporary pause on submitting COVID-19 data which went into effect during the release on March 30, 2023. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 until reporting can resume. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for all Florida counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
April 13, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, case rates for four counties in Indiana (Jefferson, Jennings, Perry, and Scott) will appear higher than expected in the data released on April 13, 2023. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties being overestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
April 13, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the April 13, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
April 13, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported, the case rate for Mercer County, New Jersey will appear higher than expected in the weekly release on April 13, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
April 13, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 5, 2023, through April 11, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 13, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 13, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 5, 2023, through April 11, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the United States Virgin Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 13, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the United States Virgin Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 13, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 5, 2023, through April 11, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 13, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 13, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 5, 2023, through April 11, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for Guam will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 13, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for Guam could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 20, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, the case rate for Mercer County, New Jersey will appear higher than expected in the April 20, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
April 20, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the April 20, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
April 20, 2023: The following jurisdictions were unable to report aggregate case data to CDC: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania. As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 or NA in the April 20, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels metrics may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
April 20, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 12, 2023, through April 18, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 20, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 20, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 12, 2023, through April 18, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 20, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 20, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 12, 2023, through April 18, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for Guam will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 20, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for Guam could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 27, 2023: Due to ongoing data cleaning, the case rate for Kent County, Delaware will appear higher than expected in the April 27, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
April 27, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the April 20, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
April 27, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Lexington County, South Carolina will be reported as 0 in the April 27, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
April 27, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, aggregate case counts in Louisiana counties may appear higher than expected in the April 27, 2023, release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.    
April 27, 2023: Due to a backlog of historic COVID-19 cases being reported this week, case rates for many counties in Indiana will appear higher than expected in the data released on April 27, 2023. This could lead to the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties being overestimated and should be interpreted with caution.  
April 27, 2023: The following jurisdictions were unable to report aggregate case data to CDC: Florida, Iowa and Pennsylvania.  As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 or N/A in the April 27, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
April 27, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 19, 2023 through April 25, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 27, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
April 27, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 19, 2023 through April 25, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on April 27, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
May 4, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Davis County, Utah, and Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the May 4, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
May 4, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Davis County, Utah, and Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 in the May 4, 2023, weekly release. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Levels for these counties may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution.
May 4, 2023: The following jurisdictions were unable to report aggregate case data to CDC: Florida, Iowa, and Mississippi.  As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 or N/A in the May 4, 2023, weekly release. COVID-19 Community Levels may be underestimated and should be interpreted with caution. 
May 4, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 26, 2023, through May 2, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the United States Virgin Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on May 4, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the United States Virgin Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
May 4, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 26, 2023, through May 2, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on May 4, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
May 4, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the April 26, 2023, through May 2, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on May 4, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
May 11, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the May 3, 2023, through May 9, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the United States Virgin Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on May 11, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the United States Virgin Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
May 11, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the May 3, 2023, through May 9, 2023, reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for American Samoa will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on May 11, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for American Samoa could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
May 11, 2023: Due to incomplete or missing hospital data received for the May 3, 2023, through May 9, 2023 reporting period, hospital admission and COVID-19 occupancy rates for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be reported as NA in the COVID-19 Community Level data released on May 11, 2023. Therefore, the COVID-19 Community Level metric for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands could not be calculated and will be reported as “Not Available”.
May 11, 2023: The following jurisdictions were unable to report aggregate case data to CDC: Iowa, Indiana, Mississippi, Oregon.  As a result, case metrics will be reported as 0 or N/A for May 11, 2023. 
May 11, 2023: The Florida Department of Health has completed a series of technical improvements to their surveillance system and resumed reporting to CDC.
May 11, 2023: Due to a potential change in reporting for Illinois, aggregate case will appear lower than expected for May 11, 2023. CDC is working with state officials to verify the data submitted. 
May 11, 2023: Due to a decrease reported in cumulative case counts, case rates for Richmond City, Virginia will be reported as 0 for May 11, 2023.  

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Surveillance Review and Response Group
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2022-02-24 - 2023-05-10
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 Response. United States COVID-19 Community Levels by County (version date: [MONTH] [DAY], [YEAR])
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