U.S. Territories Data Added to Health Equity Tracker

This webpage provides information on the addition of COVID-19 data from the US territories to the Health Equity Tracker. The Health Equity Tracker is a database listing equity-related data on the spread of COVID-19, as well as data on the presence and effectiveness of mitigation measures adopted at the community level.

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Disease Tracking and Surveillance

Disease surveillance helps us detect disease cases, understand burden of disease and risk factors, provide the basis for timely and informed decision-making, guide control measures, and monitor impacts. Since the onset of COVID-19, surveillance efforts have worked to provide real-time tracking and forecast data, despite challenges with diagnostic capacity, case reporting, insufficient contact tracing, and fragmented data systems. COVID-19 has highlighted the need to invest in modern data systems, expand and skill up the workforce, and ensure data reporting and interpretation retain high ethical and epidemiological standards.