Note: This story was originally published on 04/02/20. It was updated on 04/20/20.
Since the first Ohio Valley region COVID-19 patient was confirmed nearly a month ago, cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus have continued to increase in the state.
Along with that increase in cases comes an increase in questions:
How many cases are there around me?
How many people in my community have died?
How do other health issues increase the risk of serious illness due to coronavirus in my community?
These questions are hard to answer right now due to the speed at which data are being reported.
That’s why we, in collaboration with three other public media stations across the U.S., developed the Local COVID-19 Tracker Project. The Local COVID-19 Tracker Project brings you county-level coronavirus data that are both timely and easy to understand.