As the repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak expand, groups and individuals in New York City and beyond are collecting and visualizing data to describe the myriad impacts the pandemic is having on communities. 

This list of interactive maps and data visualizations focuses on COVID-19’s impacts on New York City. Many of the tools here are updated on a daily basis. Please email Paula at with suggestions to add to this list, and check back for further updates.


A bar graph showing the curve of COVID cases in NYC from March 1st through August 1st, 2020
How many people have and have had COVID-19 in my neighborhood (zip code) in NYC?

This hosts the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 infections in New York City. It updates daily counts of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths and shows maps of where they are occurring. You can also find a link to the city’s COVID-19 Github Data Repository here.

Source: NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygeine
Updated: Daily

Color shaded map showing zip codes where service workers live
Where do essential workers live in NYC? Where do people of color live in NYC? What percent of households are overcrowded? What percent of households in my neighborhood are rent-burdened?

The layers on this map from ANHD show some of the ways that communities in NYC are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. It originally accompanied their analysis of the frontline communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

Source: ANHD
Last updated: April 2020

Color-shaded map showing household poverty levels in NYC
How many people have had COVID in my neighborhood? How many people are above the age of 65 in my neighborhood? What percentage of my neighborhood has asthma?

In addition to mapping the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each zip code, this map contains layers that house indicators of community health determinants, which includes household sizes, asthma rates, the number of older adults, the number of people below the poverty line, and the location of hospitals in NYC.

Source: Gothamist / WNYC
Last updated: June 27

Color-shaded map of NYC showing the percent of people age 65 or older, who speak a language other than English, and speak English "less than very well" (65+)
What are some of the overlapping vulnerabilities of older adults in my neighborhood? Where can I find other resources and data about the elderly and COVID in NYC?

This page from the New York Academy of Medicine has more than fifteen maps that “help identify neighborhoods with large concentrations of people who may be at higher risk of infection.” For example, you can see a map of where older adults without internet subscriptions live, or the neighborhoods that have the highest percentage of older adults who don’t speak English and live on their own.

Source: New York Academy of Medicine’s IMAGE:NYC
Last updated: Updated with the most recent census data (2018 ACS 5-year data)


Map of New York region with location pin identifying a Paratransit workers strike in Brooklyn
Where and why are workers protesting during the pandemic?

This page maps some of the protests that are taking place throughout the United States during the pandemic. You can also contribute information about protests to have them added to the map.

Source: Payday Report
Last updated: June 2020


Map showing the cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. on April 30, 2020
How has COVID-19 spread throughout the United States over time?

This map pulls data from the New York Times public repository to visualize COVID-19 cases across the United States. You can use the slider on the map to see how cases have spread throughout the United States over time.

Source: Student researchers at NYU and Carnegie Mellon University
Updated: Daily


List of states with the most COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days
What are the current virus hotspots in the U.S?

The New York Times updates this page every day. On it, you can see visualizations of where new cases of the virus are increasing and decreasing, among other things. You can also find links to their visualizations of outbreak around the world.

Source: The New York Times
Last updated: Updated daily

What factors should cities consider as they develop a COVID-19 response plan for housing? How can communities address the disparate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on different neighborhoods and populations? What housing-related policies are municipalities around the country enacting in response to COVID?

This page focuses on aspects of the housing crisis that have been triggered or exacerbated by COVID-19. It offers a wide variety of resources aimed at helping organizers and municipalities effectively develop housing-related policy responses.

Source: Local Housing Solutions
Last updated: August 11, 2020


Where can I find up-to-date aggregated data about COVID infections in the United States?

This project provides the public with the most complete and up-to-date data about COVID-19 in the United States by continuously aggregating publicly available data from across the country. View and download the data, or connect to their API.

Source: The Atlantic’s COVID Tracking Project
Last updated: Updated daily

Map: Total estimated low-income jobs lost in New York metro area: 925, 744
Approximately how many low-income jobs have been lost in my neighborhood due to the pandemic? What sectors were those jobs in?

This project of the Urban Institute estimates and visualizes the number of low-income jobs lost due to the pandemic to identify places with significant economic vulnerability. It defines low-income as jobs with earnings of less than $40,000 a year, and excludes some independent contractors and those working in the gig economy. You can search by county or metro area, or navigate around a map of the United States.

Source: Urban Institute
Last updated: July 2020

Chart: Deaths per 100,000 people by race or ethnicity. Black or African American (69), American Indian or Alaska Native (36), Hispanic or Latino (33), Asian (30), White (27)
Have there been racial disparities in the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 in my county or state?

This database and portal looks tracks racial disparities in the impacts of COVID-19.

Source: The COVID Tracking Project, the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, and the Atlantic
Last updated: Updated Daily

Please email Paula at with suggestions to add to this list, and check back for further updates.

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