From July 1, 2021, amid a relatively calm summer, the emergence of new cases, fueled by the Delta variant, is spreading across the south in August. Cases then climb across the Plains, Midwest and Northeast in the fall.
Another dramatic surge overwhelms the chart from December, likely due to the more portable Omicron variant. As of this week, nearly every province is reporting average rates of more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people. Average daily new cases across the country are now more than three times the peak from last winter’s pandemic.
Data from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering every day from July 1, 2021 to January 13, 2021. New cases missing or not assigned to a particular county are excluded. Due to reporting anomalies, there are no new case counts for counties in Nebraska from September 25 to October 1, 2021.