Newbie Adventures in COVID Data — Maps for Hotspots and Positivity Rates

While there are a number of sites with maps and charts for COVID-19 outbreaks, it is always an adventure to dig into the data and discover for yourself likely clean-up and data smoothing involved. At the start, when looking at COVID data for my home state of Massachusetts back June, I found consistent data reporting along with demographics. As I branched out to other…