VDH updates COVID-19 dashboard to reflect health trends

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced several changes to its COVID-19 dashboard in response to emerging trends in the pandemic.

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“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve added more data points and different visualization tools to help the community better understand the impact of COVID-19,” said Acting Health Commissioner Colin M. Greene. , MD, MPH. “With COVID-19 cases continuing to decline and many communities easing restrictions, we are consolidating and focusing on the measures that matter most in this new phase of the pandemic.”

Officials say the new changes are intended to highlight current COVID-19 trends in Virginia. This includes case removal and data testing by postcode dashboard. These data will not be found on the Virginia Open Data Portal.

Data that previously lived on the locality page will now be available on the Case Dashboard.

“Additionally, to provide more meaningful insights, we’ve added functionality to multiple dashboards allowing for the selection of data from the past 3, 6, and 12 months, instead of just providing cumulative stats,” Greene added.

Weekly cases and deaths can now be viewed at the locality, health district, health region, or state level on the Case Dashboard. The date range for this data has also been expanded.

Vaccine dashboards will now be updated daily Monday through Friday.

Maria J. Book