Template talk:COVID-19 pandemic data/United States medical cases by state

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Are we listing the counts for residents, or residents and non-residents? Infinite mission (talk) 18:15, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Infinite mission, sorry for the delayed response. Yes, we are including both resident and non-resident deaths in the Florida totals. Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 14:20, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
EDG 543, what are we doing about cases? Infinite mission (talk) 18:53, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Infinite mission, my apologies. We are including resident and non-resident deaths as well as cases. Sorry for the confusion. Is there an issue with the data? Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 18:59, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
For a while we had only resident cases listed. As long as it is clearly stated which is the case I do not see a big problem. I assume the number of non-resident case is considerably higher in Florida than in other states. This should give us a pause, however, concerning the totals in this template. Non-resident cases from Florida might be double counted, which skews the data. --Qumranhöhle (talk) 19:10, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
@Infinite mission and Qumranhöhle: To avoid double counting, we just have to be careful to get the "Total Cases" number from the dashboard and avoid anything else in relation to the cases. No math necessary on our part. Deaths do have to be manually added together, however (Florida Resident Deaths and Non-Resident Deaths). Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 15:19, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
I may misunderstand something, but the total cases include non-residents. If those Florida non-residents are counted by other states as "their" residents, there is double counting. --Qumranhöhle (talk) 16:01, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Qumranhöhle, you would be correct in saying that, but I am not sure what we would do about that. Exclude non-resident cases/deaths? Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 21:02, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

Texas data has been quite behind from the linked source or any other data, compared to other states.[edit]

As of Oct 14, Texas total death is 16,717 according to the linked source, and 16,622 according to CDC. However the table has 16,558, this is bigger Oct 13 data of the linked source. Other state numbers don't seem too far. e.g. California is 16,639 according to the linked source and 16,581 according to CDC and the table has 16,572. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:40, 14 October 2020 (UTC)


Is it useful to have the US totals as usm in this tab? Usually the figures are dated, i.e., even if the total equals the sum of the states and territories it is rarely an accurate number. Furthermore, the article on COVID19 in the US has the total itself and sourced in three variations. Wouldn't it be much better and more realistic to use those numbers or rather to delete the totals line in this template? --Qumranhöhle (talk) 12:35, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Qumranhöhle, you make a good point. I'm not sure what to do about it- if the state totals don't add up to our unofficial total, it wouldn't make much sense. But if our total doesn't add up to the "official" totals, it wouldn't make much sense either. I think we should just keep it as up-to-date as we can. Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 13:31, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. I would, however, draw a different conclusions from your arguments. I would prefer to skip it completely. Instead of counting our own numbers (which is problematic in light of wikipedia principles), we should better refer to the official numbers. And see the problem with Florida in the section above. --Qumranhöhle (talk) 19:11, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Qumranhöhle, I have found that the total is lower due to some of the state's numbers being a week or more behind. The number is a bit closer to where it should be now that I have made some updates, but there is still much work to be done. I will try to update every state's totals later today, and we will see if that gets us close to what the overall total should be. If not, we may have to try your suggestions. Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 15:27, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Good luck then, because this is endless... --Qumranhöhle (talk) 15:59, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Table No Longer Maintained?[edit]

Hello. Thank you for the effort of updating this table throughout the pandemic. I write to confirm that this table is no longer being maintained with current data. Again, thank you. Bobanello (talk) 20:42, 3 May 2021 (UTC)BobAnello

Semi-protected edit request on 14 May 2021[edit]

Hello. I have over the months used this table's case and death counts by state and territory to monitor COVID-19. I recently ovserved that the case and death count as well as the total for those table column, appear not to have changed in several days yet the notation at the bottom of the table states "Most recent edit: 11:30, Friday, May 14, 2021 (UTC)." If this table is no longer being updated with current data, it may offer clarity to readers to note the effective date of the table data. Thank you Bobanello. Bobanello (talk) 13:39, 14 May 2021 (UTC)