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The Data Point

Explaining the news through maps, charts and more.

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Maps: Track hospital stress levels in your state

Higher numbers of Covid patients limit the ability of hospitals to provide a full range of services.

Liz Truss' short tenure as U.K. prime minister, in one chart

Truss will be the shortest-serving prime minister in U.K. history.
Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers her keynote address on at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England
Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers her keynote address on at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England

See the unusual places where monkeypox cases have popped up this month

Four times as many countries outside Africa have reported monkeypox this month as have in the previous 50 years.
A world map that shows which countries have reported confirmed cases of monkeypox in May 2022.
A world map that shows which countries have reported confirmed cases of monkeypox in May 2022.

Chart: Baby formula supply has been dwindling for months

Formula availability in stores tanked in March after the recall of major brands, data from NielsenIQ shows.
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a drive to help with the shortage on May 14, 2022, in Houston.
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a drive to help with the shortage on May 14, 2022, in Houston.

Map: See which states use solar panels the most

More than 3 million households and businesses have connected their solar panels to the grid, but fights over pricing stymie growth.

Have we reached the end of the remote work era? Here's what the data shows.

Less than 10 percent reported working remotely in April, down from more than 35 percent near the start of the pandemic.
People commute through the Penn Station
People commute through the Penn Station

Map: Kids under 5 could be eligible for a Covid vaccine. See where they live.

Alaska, Texas and Utah have the highest concentrations of children under 5 as Moderna seeks vaccine authorization for the age group.

26 states banned books as restrictive education laws spread. See which ones.

School districts in 26 states have banned more than 1,000 books in the past nine months.

Airline industry jobs are still below pre-Covid levels

The industry slashed jobs at the start of the pandemic. Two years later, those jobs still aren’t all back.
A pilot rides an escalator at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
A pilot rides an escalator at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

How many taxpayers are procrastinators? Nearly 1 in 3, IRS data shows

About 29 percent of all tax returns are filed in the three weeks leading up to Tax Day.
A tax advisor looks over paperwork
A tax advisor looks over paperwork