This case surveillance publicly available dataset has 32 elements for all COVID-19 cases shared with CDC and includes demographics, geography (county and state of residence), any exposure history, disease severity indicators and outcomes, and presence of any underlying medical conditions and risk behaviors. This dataset requires a registration process and a data use agreement.
CDC has three COVID-19 case surveillance datasets:
- COVID-19 Case Surveillance Restricted Access Data: Restricted access, patient-level dataset with clinical (including symptoms), demographics, and county and state of residence. Access requires a registration process and a data use agreement. (32 data elements)
Requesting Access to the COVID-19 Case Surveillance Restricted Access Detailed Data
Please review the following documents to determine your interest in accessing the COVID-19 Case Surveillance Restricted Access Detailed Data file:
The next step is to complete the Registration Information and Data Use Restrictions Agreement (RIDURA). Once complete, CDC will review your agreement. After access is granted, Ask SRRG (firstname.lastname@example.org) will email you information about how to access the data through GitHub. If you have questions about obtaining access, email email@example.com.
The COVID-19 case surveillance database includes patient-level data reported by U.S. states and autonomous reporting entities, including New York City, the District of Columbia, as well as U.S. territories and affiliates. On April 5, 2020, COVID-19 was added to the Nationally Notifiable Condition List and classified as “immediately notifiable, urgent (within 24 hours)” by a Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Interim Position Statement (Interim-20-ID-01). CSTE updated the position statement on August 5, 2020, to clarify the interpretation of antigen detection tests and serologic test results within the case classification. The statement also recommended that all states and territories enact laws to make COVID-19 reportable in their jurisdiction, and that jurisdictions conducting surveillance should submit case notifications to CDC.
COVID-19 case surveillance data are collected by jurisdictions and are shared voluntarily with CDC. For more information, visit: