Comparing year by 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 various years

Or positive covid cases across all individuals:

Line plot of cases in different years

Or deaths over time across all individuals (excluding Dec 22, 2021, when there seems to be an error in the state’s death records):

Line plot of deaths in 2020 vs 2021