Our talented data visualization team launched the ADHS COVID-19 data dashboard over 18 months ago to rapidly share data about the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its launch, the dashboard has received an A-Plus rating from The COVID Tracking Project and undergone several enhancements to add new elements. Today, we’re excited to announce a number of upgrades.
One of the biggest changes you’ll notice is that on most pages you will see the most recent COVID-19 data. The dashboard will default to showing you the last six months to give a better picture of what is currently happening in Arizona. You can change the view back to see data for all time by clicking the “All Time” selection in the header of that dashboard page. Please note that the main Summary page will still default to show all data from the very beginning of the pandemic, but you can click “Last 6 Months” in the header to see more recent data on that page.
Other notable enhancements include:
Vaccine Administration Page
You’ll now see two tabs on the Vaccine Administration section of the dashboard. The first will allow you to see the number of vaccine doses administered based on the county of residence of the person receiving the vaccine. The second tab, which was the basis of our earlier version of the Vaccine Administration page, is based on where in Arizona the vaccine was administered. In addition to the new tab, there are two new data points on both dashboards: the percent of eligible individuals with at least one dose of vaccine as well as the percentage of individuals by age group
COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations Pages
On both the COVID-19 Deaths and the Hospitalization sections of our dashboard, you will now have the ability to filter the data by county. Please note that in order to protect patient privacy, demographic data will not be displayed when there are fewer than five cases in the county during the selected time period.
ZIP Code Cases by Day Page
Our page showing the cases by ZIP code will now default to show the last four weeks (28 days) of data.
Laboratory Testing Page
The Laboratory Testing section of the dashboard has been simplified to display only diagnostic testing data. Serology data, which shows whether a person tested has antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 in their blood, will no longer be displayed on our data dashboards due to the inconsistency of reporting associated with this test type and challenges in interpreting the data (not to mention that serology tests account for only an extremely small portion of all tests reported). In addition, where the previous version of this section displayed two tabs, one showing data for unique individuals tested and one showing data for all tests conducted, the updated section is based solely on all tests conducted. This is a better indicator of laboratory demand and community transmission in Arizona.
Congregate Settings With Positive COVID-19 Cases Page
The chart on the bottom of our Congregate Settings section of the dashboard – Number of Congregate Settings by Week of First COVID-19 Case – has been updated to display these situations based on the date the first case was associated with an outbreak in these settings. Previously, this chart showed these situations based on the date they were reported to public health. This new way of displaying the data provides better insight into when outbreaks occurred.
Hospital Bed Usage and Availability Pages
Previously, this section of our dashboard showing occupied and available hospital beds had three separate tabs for Emergency Department, Inpatient, and Intensive Care Units. This section has been updated to show capacity in all three hospital units on the same page.
We’re proud to have consistently provided daily data updates across all of these critical areas of the COVID-19 response for the last 18 months. We will continue to look for ways to improve the way this data is presented.