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COVID-19: Research and Data

COVID-19 is a once-in-a-century health crisis. The Federal Reserve's Third District, situated in the economically vital and densely populated Northeast Corridor, has been particularly sensitive to this pandemic. The economists and analysts of the Philadelphia Fed's Research Department are tracking the pandemic's effect on our District and the national economy in real time. This page collects the department's cutting-edge research and features daily updates on the number of cases and deaths in the Third District states.

Tracking Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Outbreak

Given the speed with which the economy is changing, we are compiling weekly data for more timely, higher-frequency information for the regional and national economy.

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  • Updated every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Tracking Daily Cases and Deaths of the COVID-19 Outbreak

Using the latest Johns Hopkins University data for three states, we are regularly updating this page with the latest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Third District.

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  • Updated daily Monday - Friday

Research Briefs

Working Papers

  • Responding to COVID-19: A Note PDF – April 14, 2020
    How will we know when things can get back to normal? What guidelines should the economic response to COVID-19 adhere to? Lukasz Drozd and Marina Tavares explore answers to both these questions.
  • Last update: July 20, 2020

Public Health Agencies in the Third Federal Reserve District