COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Testing (PCR Testing) Time Series Data Dictionary

Data Dictionary

  1. state (string) - Abbreviation of state associated with the test. Typically patient's state of residence, but provider or lab state used when patient is unavailable.
  2. state_name (string) - Name of state associated with the test. Typically patient's state of residence, but provider or lab state used when patient is unavailable.
  3. state_fips (string) - Numerical identifier of state associated with the test. Typically patient's state of residence, but provider or lab state used when patient is unavailable.
  4. fema_region (string) - Region associated with the test. Typically that of patient's state of residence, but provider or lab state used when patient is unavailable.
  5. overall_outcome (string) - Outcome of test -- Positive, Negative or Inconclusive.
  6. date (date) - Typically the date the test completed or the date that the result was reported back to the patient. If neither are available, it can be the date the specimen was collected, arrived at the testing facility, or the date the test was ordered.
  7. new_results_reported (long) - The number of tests completed with the specified outcome in the specified state on the listed date. (Large spikes may result from states submitting tests for several proceeding days at once with a single date).
  8. total_results_reported (long) - The cumulative number of tests completed with the specified outcome in the specified state up through the listed date.