Dilcia Mercedes (they/them) is a journalist and developer interested in building tools for newsrooms. Dilcia graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University and interned with Reveal before joining Big Local News as a data journalist.
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COVID-19 story recipe: Using AHA data to analyze hospital bed capacity
Where to find the data, how to explore it, and questions to ask to reproduce the story for your communityPosted on
American Hospital Association data can help you estimate the total number of beds your region could need to treat patients in a COVID-19 outbreak, and how many beds are likely to be available based on expected usage patterns. Here’s how you can use the data to report on your community.