MAP: The Coronavirus Spreads in New York

NYCityLens tracks the COVID-19 outbreak

Updated: April 7, 2020, 05:00 p.m.

Contributing: Caroline Chen and TuAnh Dam
Data Visualization Supports: Shuai Hao and Jingru Li

 

ONLY CASES WITH LOCATION INFORMATION ARE PINNED ON THE MAP

New York now has the most confirmed cases of the coronavirus than any other state in the country.  

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York on Saturday, March 7.

World Health Organization declares the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on Wednesday, March 11.

The map below will track the locations of confirmed cases of coronavirus infections throughout New York State, as state or county officials release information.

 

A word about our sourcing:

We use data released from the governor’s office to track the confirmed cases geographically. In cases, where detailed locations are not available, city hall or county government addresses have been used to pin the markers. Some of the coordinates are modified slightly to avoid overlapping. Details about the cases also come from data released by the governor’s office and press reports—links are provided to relevant articles. Some cases (yellow marker) are confirmed with internal emails or documents provided by anonymous sources. It’s possible that there’re redundant cases — some cases may be pinned twice because of their residential and business addresses.

Updates Log: 

March 31, 2020, 02:59 p.m. Updated numbers according to state press release.

March 29, 2020, 04:18 p.m. Updated numbers according to state press release.

March 28, 2020, 02:59 p.m. Updated numbers according to state press release. Added details about eailer cases. Visualization changes

March 26, 2020, 04:54 p.m. Updated numbers according to state press release.

March 25, 2020, 02:06 p.m. Updated numbers according to state press release.

March 24, 2020, 03:30 p.m. Updated numbers according to state press release. Added details about eailer cases

March 22, 2020, 02:22 p.m. Updated numbers according to state press release. Added details about eailer cases

March 20, 2020, 11:35 a.m. Updated numbers according to state press release. Added details about eailer cases

March 19, 2020, 03:11 p.m. Updated numbers according to county officials. Added details about eailer cases

March 18, 2020, 04:13 p.m. Updated numbers according to county officials. Added details about eailer cases

March 17, 2020, 12:24 a.m. Updated numbers according to county officials. Added details about eailer cases

March 16, 2020, 08:28 p.m. Updated numbers according to county officials. Added details about eailer cases

March 16, 2020, 04:00 p.m. Updated total numbers to March 16. Added details about eailer cases

March 15, 2020, 07:58 p.m. Updated death count

March 15, 2020, 03:07 p.m. Updated total numbers to March 15 

March 14, 2020, 03:14 p.m. Added details about the second death and eailer cases

March 14, 2020, 03:14 p.m. Added case #422-524. Added details about the first death and eailer cases

March 13, 2020, 03:17 p.m. Added case #329-421. Added details about eailer cases

March 12, 2020, 03:40 p.m. Added case #217-328

March 11, 2020, 02:35 a.m. Map revision. Added county choropleth and changed legend

March 11, 2020, 11:29 p.m. Added case #213-216, added dateils about cases

March 11, 2020, 02:25 p.m. Added case #174-212

March 10, 2020, 04:26 p.m. Added case #143-173

March 9, 2020, 12:23 p.m. Added case #106-142

March 9, 2020, 01:37 a.m. Updated details about cases in New York City

March 8, 2020, 06:09 p.m. Added detail about cases in Rockland County (#24 and #25)

March 8, 2020 12:05 p.m. Added case #90-105, corrected deatils about previous cases

March 7, 2020 08:45 p.m. Added case #77-#89, added details about New York City cases (#48-#53)

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3 Responses to "MAP: The Coronavirus Spreads in New York"

  1. K Krasnow Waterman  March 17, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for trying to keep us informed. Please, though, make bigger/bolder that this map is showing a tiny fraction of cases. Looks like maybe you have 1/10 of the cases (as of 3/16)? The code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists says “Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.” I’m sure you’re not intending to mislead or oversimplify, but please consider the context of your information and your readers. People are looking for detailed NYC info – they will see the map, see your date/time of update and never read the line that comes after, which implies that you’re not getting much new info but isn’t direct about the order of magnitude of the difference between your map and the current situation. Maybe overlay “Incomplete” or the like right on the map?

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  2. K  March 19, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the changes!!

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  3. Calvin  March 22, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    All my sympathy to people in the NYC region, but this narrative about “New York now has the most confirmed cases of the coronavirus than any other state in the country. ” is muddying the issue because the vast majority are there, where people are literally living on top of one another. (The other hotspots are Albany, Rochester, etc.) As always, NYS and NYC are two completely different entities that are trying to be governed as one and it will never work. For the good of both downstate and upstate we need to separate.

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