Saturday, July 04, 2020

COVID-19 Update, day 113

The latest news on COVID-19 infections from a friendly obsessed recreational statistician:
We had record New Cases from Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina yesterday.  Florida pushed New Jersey down into 5th overall. {Hurst, 2020)

And

Things have developed to the point that nothing less than a full shelter-in-place order will be sufficient.  The infection is so widespread, if people are out, the virus will be transmitted even if most people are careful. The fraction with poor compliance will ensure the virus is pretty much everywhere.  Close everything possible.  No schools.  No churches.  No sports.  About the only thing that should be open are groceries, Walmart/Costco, and hospitals.  And there are at least nine more states in the same situation right now, or will be in a week's time. (ibid)


Johnson County, KS Tested Cases:

These are Community cases - out in the public, not in long term care facilities. People who were out at the bar, grocery, or concert with you last night.  And yes, that line hit 100. All Time Record in Johnson County too.




My Take? Stay Home.  Wear Mask. Wash Hands. It's going to be a long, deadly summer. Avoid the news, avoid social media.  Read a good book.  Watch the birds.  Make things - photographs, crochet. Clean house.

Stay Safe!
- Will England
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Source:
Hurst, Scott, email correspondence, "End of Statistical Day, 7/3".  July 4, 2020


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Status, end of June 2020. Day 109.

Johnson County, KS. We have entered exponential growth. Kansas has removed all lockdown restrictions ('phase 3' of reopening) with the expected consequences.  The United States have set new records the last several days. All US citizens are banned from entering any European country.

COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, KS as of 6/29/2020
Community Cases in Johnson County, KS as of 6/28/2020

Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes, "no one should count on any kind of relief to stop the virus".


Feuer, W. (2020). CDC says U.S. has 'way too much virus' to control pandemic as cases surge across country. CNBC. Retrieved 30 June 2020, from https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/29/cdc-says-us-has-way-too-much-virus-to-control-pandemic-as-cases-surge-across-country.html.

Wash Hands.
Wear Mask.
Stay out of groups.

That is all.

- Will England