Comparing last academic year with this academic year

In the over 20 months since covid started spreading we have learned a lot: vaccines are now available (in the US), we know masks help, and so forth. However, the virus continues to evolve, too.

We can see how students age 5-18 (so equivalent to K-12, generally) have had positive cases in East Tennessee.

Line plot of cases in children 5-18 in 2020 vs 2021

Or positive covid cases across all individuals:

Line plot of cases in 2020 vs 2021

Or deaths over time across all individuals:

Line plot of deaths in 2020 vs 2021