In a period of isolation, many Australians and Americans are having fewer and fewer interactions with the outside world. When a person's visual horizons have largely shrunk to boundaries of their home and, on occassion, their local supermarket, statistics can provide the best indication of the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we've collated the number of cases, tests, and deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Australia and the United States.
The dashboard is updated twice daily to reflect different reporting times among US and Australian states and territories. The Australian statistics are updated by Guardian Australia and the US data are from the COVID Tracking Project.