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AP makes coronavirus dataset available to all

, by Lauren Easton

AP’s county-level U.S. coronavirus data is now publicly available through the platform.

A medic of the Elmhurst Hospital Center medical team reacts after stepping outside of the emergency room, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

AP uses data collected by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering as its source for COVID-19 cases and deaths.

AP has paired this data with population figures and county rural/urban designations, and has calculated caseload and death rates per 100,000 people. Its dataset is now available to any organization that signs up for a free account on

AP updates this dataset hourly at 45 minutes past the hour.

In addition to the data, AP is also offering an embeddable interactive visualization.

AP will demonstrate its COVID-19 data in a webinar on April 16.