CCC News & Insights

February 1, 2021

CCC Trends with Susanna Gotsch: COVID-19 One Year In

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control received notification of the first case of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in the U.S. on January 22, 2020.1 As of late January 2021, over 99M cases globally had been confirmed, with over 25M of those in the U.S.2With cases, hospitalizations, and deaths still high, much of the U.S. remains in some version of shelter-at-home. For the full year, CCC registered a 26 percent drop in non-comprehensive repairable appraisal counts.Yet as vaccines become widely available, we could see new traffic trends emerge. For example, more workplaces may make telework an option leading to fewer rush-hour trips, but it's also possible that we could see longer commutes due to the number of people opting to drive single-occupancy vehicles rather than public transit.In this month’s edition of CCC Trends, Analyst Susanna Gotsch explores data from recent studies and shares insights about what else we might expect for traffic trends in 2021. Download the full report here.