nchs_wss, the table of provisional death counts in the U.S. across a variety of units of observation, has had its race and ethnicity categories updated by the NCHS. The
groupcolumn has been renamed
race_ethnicity. A new column
obs_unitindicates whether the results in a given row are tabulated by Total, by Year, or by Month.
covnat, the ECDC daily dataset, has been renamed to
covnat_daily. Daily data reporting by the ECDC was discontinued on December 14th 2020 and so this table will no longer be updated.
covnat_weeklyhas been added. This is the ECDC’s replacement dataset. It gives weekly national data from the beginning of the pandemic to the present.
Breaking change: Removed individual-level NCHS data due to its large size. The plan is to provide more functions for the user to grab this and other data directly.
Breaking change: The
google_mobility dataset is getting pretty big, causing longer load times and also installation failures in some settings, e.g. on RStudio Cloud instances. I have relocated it from this package to the new covmobility package.
covmobility also contains the
apple_mobility dataset. For now,
apple_mobility is still in
covdata as before, though this may change.
NCHS/CDC weekly mortality counts for 2014-2020 (useful for assessing excess deaths) are now included as
Breaking change: The
index variable in the
apple_mobility dataset is now named
score. Under the hood, various tidyverse or tidyverse-adjacent tools such as
fable use the concept of an index variable in many functions. Often it is named as
index internally. Having a column in the data actually named
index can lead to strange and confusing errors.
Added two tables adapted from the COVID tracking project:
covus_raceprovides total reported cases and deaths by state and race
covus_ethnicityprovides total reported cases and deaths by state and Hispanic status
See the COVID Tracking Project Page for more details on the source, scope, and limits of these counts.
Added two tables from the National Center for Health Statistics, one on death counts by sex, age and state; the other on state-level estimates of deaths by racial and ethnic group.