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PolicyLab’s COVID-19 Modeling Team Resumes Weekly Projections

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to fluctuate across the country, PolicyLab’s COVID-19 modeling team has resumed their weekly COVID-19 projections for the 800+ counties we monitor via our COVID-Lab model.

Utilizing data from a variety of publicly available sources, the researchers built this model to observe how social distancing, population density, county-level vaccination rates, and daily temperatures affect the number and spread of COVID-19 infections over time across a county, accounting for test positivity rates and population characteristics, such as age, insurance status and smoking prevalence.

Visit the model for projections in your area, read more about this body of work and check out the team’s latest blog post for an overview of the pandemic outlook for the next four weeks.