Here’s each state’s status in regard to the White House exit strategy for COVID-19

The spread in the states

Using criteria provided by the White House, analysts at Covidexitstrategy.org are tracking each state’s progress in reducing symptoms and case numbers and conducting testing.

The group of public health and crisis experts includes members from the U.S. Digital Response and Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy and has built the website to track each state’s progress toward stopping the spread of COVID-19. Members of the team have experience working at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the website says.

The group says a downward trajectory of illness reported and of documented cases is critical. So far, not many states have a downward trend, but several are getting close.

According to Covidexitstrategy.com, the use of accurate, real-time data to inform decision-making is essential for infectious disease control. To fill in information gaps across states and provide useful and actionable COVID-19-related data, all states should update their COVID data portals to meet basic minimum standards, including reporting on essential indicators, the analysts says. The data below is a subset of the data states should report regularly.

This map and chart below highlight how each state is doing in regards to symptoms and cases to give an idea of how the disease is spreading.

State by state as of July 29:

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