This data brief is updated weekly. It was originally published in May 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has
specified that a key gating indicator for relaxing
community-level COVID-19 mitigation measures is a
downward trajectory of documented cases during a 14-day
period. This data brief uses data from USAFacts to look
at the number of new confirmed cases in metropolitan,
nonmetropolitan, and noncore counties.