# covdata 0.7.8

• Breaking change: 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 group column has been renamed race_ethnicity. A new column obs_unit indicates whether the results in a given row are tabulated by Total, by Year, or by Month.

# covdata 0.7

• Breaking change: 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.
• A new dataset, covnat_weekly has been added. This is the ECDC’s replacement dataset. It gives weekly national data from the beginning of the pandemic to the present.

# covdata 0.6

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.

# covdata 0.5.2

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.

# covdata 0.5

NCHS/CDC weekly mortality counts for 2014-2020 (useful for assessing excess deaths) are now included as nchs_wdc.

# covdata 0.4

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 tsibble and 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.

# covdata 0.3

Added the CDC’s patient-level public-use dataset, as nchs_pud

# covdata 0.2.9

• covus_race provides total reported cases and deaths by state and race
• covus_ethnicity provides total reported cases and deaths by state and Hispanic status
The pop_2018 column in covnat has been updated to 2019 population data and renamed pop. This is a breaking change for any code that used pop_2018 to calculate, e.g., per capita rates.