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Coronavirus: The Numbers — July 2020

Tallying the cost

Mark Kooyman is the CEO/Discovery Chief at EXPERIENCE Insight Group, Inc. and a well-regarded market research expert who lives in Atlanta. Kooyman has been preparing daily numbers on COVID-19 for friends and family since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. He has been kind enough to let us publish his results.

Friday, July 31, 2020

As of today, the number of TOTAL tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.38 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 SURVIVOR cases represents 0.87 percent of the U.S. population.

Great observations in a Wall Street Journal editorial today:

“The public is smarter than the media and can adjust its behavior when flare-ups occur. Hospitalizations and cases in hot spots in the south and west are trending down. They’ve fallen by a third in Arizona from a peak two weeks ago and are down 8 percent in Texas. Deaths have increased, but the rate is far below those on the East Coast in the spring.”

The editorial continues:

“At least the worst economic news is over or it should be without a second lockdown. Orders for motor vehicles and capital goods are rising and housing is strong. The service economy will take longer to come back, but it will.”

It was two weeks ago that the number of daily identified cases set yet again a new record high of 73,388 cases in 24 hours. That vast number of those individuals have now passed through the 14-day recovery time and 73,140 of those individuals have survived.

The 4,552,081 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 1,522,050 cases, or 33.4 percent, 34.1 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED — 2,879,92 individuals, or 63.3 percent, 62.6 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 150,131 deaths, or 3.3 percent, 3.3 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 68,569 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases DECLINED by 6,036 cases offset by the 73,140 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into RECOVERY.

By this time next week, I am predicting that the number of RECOVERED CASES will represent more than TWO-THIRDS of the total to-date case numbers and that number of RECOVERED CASES will total more than 3 million.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 57,523,862 to-date. A total of 835,847 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours. The average number of tests being completed in a day now in the U.S. is averaging about a third more than the number of tests completed in a day thirty days ago.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 43.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 143 — or 43 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 8,174 new cases, 10,609 yesterday
  • Texas — 8,843 new cases, 9,217 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,956 new cases, 9,446 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,525 new cases, 2,339 yesterday



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 17.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 184, or 84 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,936 new cases, 3,271 yesterday — 4th highest state count again today
  • South Carolina — 1,726 new cases, 1,737 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,588 new cases, 1,715 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,980 new cases, 1,416 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,775 new cases, 1,505 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 28, or 72 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 940 new cases, 708 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 432 new cases, 234 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 414 new cases, 502 yesterday
  • Michigan — 807 new cases, 1,016 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 869 new cases, 855 yesterday.



There is a set of eight more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,772 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,708 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,049 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,754 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,059 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,712 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,018 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,117 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,465 as of 12:01 a.m. today compared to 1,485 deaths that posted yesterday. Nearly 60 percent, 58.7 percent, of the deaths took place in the four expansion states — California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,783 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of those who have RECOVERED and are back in the main stream of society now totals 2,879,902. That is 89 percent MORE individuals that have RECOVERED than are currently active with COVID-19.

Tomorrow I will highlight the COVID-19 status in the five core counties of Atlanta and the six counties that make up greater Athens. The Georgia Department of Public Health is now issuing the number of new cases from the last two weeks in addition to total cases. The number of new cases from the last two weeks is actually the number of ACTIVE COVID-19 cases based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. In most of the counties, the calculations I have reported have tracked very close; however, there are a number of the Atlanta counties that are actually posting lower active cases than my calculations indicated.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

As of today, the number of TOTAL tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.36 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 SURVIVOR cases represents 0.85 percent of the United States population.

It was two weeks ago that the number of daily identified cases set a record high of 71,250 in 24 hours. That vast number of those individuals have now passed through the 14-day recovery time and 71,085 of those individuals have survived. Again, so unfortunate that the mainstream media will not cover great days like today.

The 4,483,514 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 34.1 percent or 1,528,086 cases, 34.7 percent yesterday — that is 5,649 active cases less than the 1,533,735 active cases yesterday!
  • FULLY-RECOVERED —62.6 percent or 2,806,762individuals, 61.9 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 3.3 percent or 148,666 deaths, 3.4 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 66,921 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases DECLINED by 5,649 cases offset by the 71,085 individuals surviving COVID-19 moving into RECOVERY.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 56,608,015 to-date. A total of 802,599 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, accoun for 47.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. Tthese four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 158 — or 58 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 10,609 new cases, 7,994 yesterday
  • Texas — 9,217 new cases, 10,698 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,446 new cases, 9,230 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,339 new cases, 2,107 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. Tthese five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 151 — or 51 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,271 new cases, 4,209 yesterday — 4th highest state count again today
  • South Carolina — 1,737 new cases, 1,692 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,715 new cases, 1,761 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,416 new cases, 1,251 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,505 new cases, 1,342 yesterday.



The five early case states accounted for 5.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 29 — or 71 percent Below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases:

  • New York — 798 new cases, 577 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 234 new cases, 639 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 502 new cases, 289 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,016 new cases, 523 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 855 new cases, 1,222 yesterday.



There is a set of five more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,393 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,735 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,778 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,363 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,547 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,485 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,245 deaths that posted yesterday. More than half, 51.9 percent, of the deaths took place in the four expansion states.

Also, there are a number of news sources reporting that the number of deaths directly or indirectly (the reports are not using the phrase “directly and indirectly”) has now surpassed 150,000. In the number of deaths that I report, there is a set of tests that were initially linked to COVID-19 that the insurance providers have challenged and have since been reclassified. This action on the part of the insurance companies will lead to more adjustments in the numbers. According to sources, there may be an adjustment of at least another 20,000 to 30,000 cases in which COVID-19 was not actually a factor in the death of the patient.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,852 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of those who have RECOVERED and are back in the main stream of society now totals 2,806,762. That is 84 percent MORE that have RECOVERED than are currently active with COVID-19.

FYI, there are multiple stories in this morning’s Wall Street Journal about soon to be approved COVID -19 vaccines, more than at anytime I can recall. And “vaccines” is intended to be plural because there are multiple vaccines that are in the final stage of clinical trial.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

As of this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.34 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population.

The 4,416,593 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 1,533,735 cases or 34.7 percent, 35.3 percent yesterday — that is 1,606 active cases less than the 1,535,341 active cases yesterday!
  • FULLY-RECOVERED —  2,735,677 individuals, or 61.9 percent, 61.4 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 145,936 deaths or 3.3 percent, 3.3 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 64,729 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases declined by 1,606 cases offset by the 65,080 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The number of tests administered n the U.S. now totals 55,805,416 to-date. A total of 787,180 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 46.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 155 — or 33 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 7,994 new cases, 7,630 yesterday
  • Texas — 10,698 new cases,  6,187 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,230 new cases, 8,892 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,107 new cases, 1,813 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 166, or 66 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 4,209 new cases, 2,890 yesterday, the fourth highest state count
  • South Carolina — 1,692 new cases, 1,218 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,761 new cases, 1,767 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,251 new cases, 1,821 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,342 new cases, 653 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 29,  or 71 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 596 new cases, 577 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 553 new cases, 639 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 256 new cases, 289 yesterday
  • Michigan — 785 new cases, 523 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,134 new cases, 1,222 yesterday.



There are seven more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,076 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,121 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,555 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,325 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,676 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,105 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,089 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,245 as of 12:01am this morning compared to the 596 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 46.5 percent took place in the four expansion states, California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,992 as of 12:01am this morning.

The number of those who have RECOVERED and are back in the main stream of society now totals 2,735,677. That is, 80 percent more have survived than are currently ACTIVE with COVID-19.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Today is the first day of the start of a trend that will become more pronounced more over the next coupe of weeks. There will be a good share of readers that will doubt it is even taking place.

The overall number of ACTIVE COVID-19 cases in the United States is now beginning to decline.

How can that be you ask? The number of new cases in the past 24 hours tops out over 61,000 individuals and the mainstream media is reporting that there are now more than 4.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.

As I have noted multiple times in the past week, the off-set of new ACTIVE cases by large waves of 14 day recovery will begin to take hold.  As the number of new cases begins to decline — and it is — the number of survivors average per day will be growing given the record-breaking daily “new ACTIVE case” numbers of 65,000+ over the last couple of weeks. Google the Wall Street Journal article published today titled, “Virus Cases Slow, But states Struggle."

And in terms of the 4.3 million cases of COVID-19 vs. the actual number of 1.5 million ACTIVE cases of COVID-19, I have given up on mainstream media — including the Wall Street Journal — to ever report the actual vs. the total that includes survivors.The 4,351,864 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m.  this morning:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 1,535,341 cases or 35.3 percent, 35.9 percent yesterday. That is 3,722 active cases less than the 1,539,063 active cases yesterday!
  • FULLY-RECOVERED — 2,670,587 individuals or 61.4 percent, 60.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 145,936 deaths or 3.3 percent, 3.4 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 61,571 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this Tuesday morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases declined by 3,722 cases, offset by the 65,247 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 55,018,236 to-date. A total of 798,661 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 39.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, today they index at 133 — or 33 percent Above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 7,630 new cases, 6,074 yesterday
  • Texas — 6,187 new cases,  4,309 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,892 new cases, 9,344 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,813 new cases, 1,973 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 143, or 43 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 2,890 new cases, 2,765 yesterday (fourth highest state count)
  • South Carolina — 1,218 new cases, 1,191 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,767 new cases, 1,472 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,821 new cases, 1,164 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 653 new cases, 1,207 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 30, or 70 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 577 new cases, 605 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 639 new cases, 330 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 289 new cases, 369 yesterday
  • Michigan — 523 new cases, 1,039 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,222 new cases, 652 yesterday.



There are nine more states to have posted more than 1,000 new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,231 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,342 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,553 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,505 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,112 new cases
  • Maryland — 1,128 new cases
  • Washington — 1,042 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,189 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,401 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 596 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 451 deaths that posted yesterday.

There are some sources, including ones cited in the Wall Street Journal article noted above, that the number of total deaths currently at 145,936 will top off at more than 170,000 by August 15th. I am willing to put a $50 bet on the table that the COVID-19 direct and indirect death count will NOT reach that level by August 15th. On that date, I will report to readers if I won or lost my bet.  If I lose, I will donate the $50 to Feeding America!

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,988 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of those who have RECOVERED and are back in the main stream of society now totals 2,670,587 — that is 74 percent more that have survived than are currently ACTIVE with COVID-19. That should be a headline and top story in mainstream media today!

Monday, July 27, 2020

The 4,290,293 individuals in the United States that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 1,539,063 cases or 35.9 percent, 36.0 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED — 2,605,340 individuals or 60.7 percent, 60.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 145,890 deaths or 3.4 percent, 3.3 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 56,130 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 15,379 cases offset by the 40,500 individuals moving into RECOVERY.  As I mentioned yesterday, I encourage all readers to review the net number of ACTIVE cases in terms of increases and decreases versus the number of new cases and total cases that have taken place to-date reported by mainstream media.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 54,219,575 to-date. A total of 867,325 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

The number of new cases is actually declining from where it was this time last Monday. Also, the cases expansion in the four expansion states is also beginning to decline. There will likely be more spikes, but overall the surge is pulling back.

The four expansion states, or, the four recent top states to post the highest counts, account for 38.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, today they index at 129 — or 29 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 6,074 new cases, 10,183 yesterday
  • Texas — 4,309 new cases,  7,735 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,344 new cases, 12,199 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,973 new cases, 3,740 yesterday.

Five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 146 — or 46 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 2,765 new cases, 3,787 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,191 new cases, 1,401 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,472 new cases, 2,028 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,164 new cases, 2,125 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,207 new cases, 1,434 yesterday.

The five early case states account for 5.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 30- or 70 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 605 new cases, 845 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 330 new cases, 393 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 369 new cases, 283 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,039 new cases, 550 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 652 new cases, 779 yesterday.



There are six more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours.

  • Illinois — 1,541 new cases
  • Louisiana — 3,840 new cases — 4th highest state count
  • Tennessee — 3,140 new cases — 5th highest state count
  • Missouri — 1,069 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,027 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,204 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 451 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, compared to the 908 deaths that posted yesterday.

An observation, the news media was on an editorial high on Saturday when it published that “Four Days In A Row, The Number of COVID-19 Cases Is Over 1,000.” Even when the story was published, the number was declining from a spike that hit on Thursday. Here is the sequential tally of deaths. I doubt you will see much press coverage of the 50 percent drop in the last 24 hours.

  • Thursday 7/23 — 1,205
  • Friday 7/24 — 1,150
  • Saturday 7/25 — 1,141
  • Sunday 7/26 — 908
  • Monday 7/27 — 451.



The number of deaths might increase higher tomorrow, but the average number of deaths per day in the past 14 days is lower than the previous 14 days.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,986 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of those who have RECOVERED and are back in the main stream of society now totals 2,605,340 — that is 69 percent more that have survived than are currently ACTIVE with COVID-19. Are there some individuals that are struggling from having battled COVID-19. Yes, but nearly all of them are also battling other conditions too. Today, let’s step back for a moment and celebrate the survivors of COVID-19 — and just how many more are back to living a better life again!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The 4,234,1631 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m. ET:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 36.0 percent or 1,523,784 cases, 36.4 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED —60.7 percent or 2,564,840 individuals, 60.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 3.3 percent or 144,439 deaths, 3.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 67,413 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this Friday morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by only 5,186 cases offset by the 61,219 individuals moving into RECOVERY. I encourage all readers to review the net number of active cases in terms of increases and decreases versus the number of new cases.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 53,352,250 to-date. A total of 831,824 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

The four recent top states to post the highest counts account for 50.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, today they index at 168 — or 68 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 10,183 new cases, 10,593 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,735 new cases,  8,552 yesterday
  • Florida — 12,199 new cases, 12,444 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,740 new cases, 3,357 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 16.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. today… these five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 169 — or 69 percent Above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,787 new cases, 4,813 yesterday — the fourth highest count per state
  • South Carolina — 1,401 new cases, 2,001 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,028 new cases, 2,353 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,125 new cases, 1,793 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,434 new cases, 1,610 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. today… these five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 24 — or 76 percent Below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 845 new cases, 906 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 393 new cases, 365 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 283 new cases, 338 yesterday
  • Michigan — 550 new cases, 641 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 779 new cases, 1,189 yesterday.



There are seven more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,426 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,835 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,718 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,245 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,423 new cases
  • Maryland — 1,288  new cases
  • Missouri — 1,068 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 908 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,141 deaths that posted yesterday.  The four states leading in new cases accounted for more than half, 55 percent of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,984 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of those who have RECOVERED and are back in the main stream of society now totals 2,564,840, that is 68 percent more that have survived than are currently ACTIVE with COVID-19.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Today I am going to showcase the numbers in similar comparison charts as I did last Saturday.

In addition to national numbers, the regions highlighted in the report area comprised of the following: Atlanta’s five counties:Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties and Greater Athens — Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe counties.

Below is a table that provides the numerical count of TOTAL COVID-19 cases, ACTIVE cases based on the U.S. 14-day national recovery time, RECOVERED cases based on the U.S. 14-day national recovery time and DEATHS either directly or indirectly as cited by the local authorities.

The number of cases year-to-date in the five Atlanta counties account for 161,401 or 33.7 percent of the COVID-19 cases tracked statewide in Georgia. Those five Atlanta counties account for 35.7 percent of the Georgia population.  As a group, those five counties index at 94 or 6 percent below “average” in the posting of total COVID-19 cases tracked to-date. This relationship dynamic with the state-wide numbers has remained nearly the same in the past week.

The number of cases year-to-date in the six Greater Athens counties account for 161,401 or 2.3 percent of theCOVID-19 cases tracked statewide in Georgia. As a group, the six Greater Athens counties account for 3.4 percent of the Georgia population. As a group, those counties index at 68 or 32 percent below “average” in the posting of total COVID-19 cases tracked to-date. This relationship dynamic with the state-wide numbers has not changed in the past week.


The next table provides the percentage count of TOTAL COVID-19 Cases, ACTIVE cases based on the U.S. 14-day national recovery time, RECOVERED cases based on the U.S. 14-day national recovery time and DEATHS as cited either directly or indirectly by the local authorities.

In both the core Atlanta counties and the Greater Athens counties the percentage of individuals RECOVERED is a significantly higher percentage than the percentage of individuals currently ACTIVE with COVID-19. In addition, in both the core Atlanta counties and the Greater Athens counties, the percentage that have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19 continues to remain lower than the percentage posting as of this morning in the U.S.


Here is a specific breakdown of the stats for the five Atlanta core counties, comparing today’s today numbers with those published last week. Again, the ACTIVE cases are based on the U.S. 14-day national recovery time. Also posted on the chart are the percentages of the total confirmed cases to-date and the ACTIVE cases.  These percentages are derived by dividing the numbers in each respective column with the 2020 U.S. Census population of each county. The “active cases percent population 7/25” numbers are the actual percentages.  The 6,393 ACTIVE cases in Fulton County account of 0.6 percent of the 1,070,693 residents of Fulton County.


Here is a specific breakdown of the stats for the six Greater Athens counties. Just as I highlighted in the overview text for the Atlanta counties, the same applies for the Greater Athens counties.


On a national level, the total number of new cases tracked in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning has increased by 78,009 new ACTIVE COVID-19 cases. However, the total number of new cases tracked has been offset by the 43,025 individuals who moved into RECOVERY based on the national 14-day recovery period. The increase in the total of ACTIVE COVID-19 cases then nets out at an increase of 38,843 individuals.

Another record number of tests completed in 24 hours took place yesterday.  As of 8 a.m. this morning, a total of 966,763 tests were conducted in the U.S. The total number of test completed in the U.S. now tops out over 52 million — 52,520,426 — essentially 1 out-of-every 5 adults in the U.S.

The four recent top states to post the highest counts account for 44.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… these four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 150 — or 50 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 10,593 new cases, 10,032yesterday
  • Texas — 8,552 new cases,  9,402 yesterday
  • Florida — 12,444 new cases, 10,249 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,357 new cases, 2,358 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 16.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… these five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 169 — or 69 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 4,813 new cases, 4,286 yesterday, the 4th highest count per state
  • South Carolina — 2,001 new cases, 1,564 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,353 new cases, 1,692 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,793 new cases, 2,399 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,610 new cases, 982 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… these five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 25 — or 75 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 906 new cases, 953 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 365 new cases, 285 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 338 new cases, 270 yesterday
  • Michigan — 641 new cases, 701 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,189 new cases, 886 yesterday.



There is a set of SEVEN other states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours.

  • Illinois — 1,599 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,084 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,091 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,127 new cases
  • Ohio — 11,561 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,018 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,430 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the U.S. totaled 1,141 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,150 deaths that posted yesterday. The four states leading in new cases accounted for 45 percent of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 19,088 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The report this morning took 2 hours to complete to track and calculate numbers across a set of national, state and local sources. When I see the actual numbers, it does put the situation into a much more realistic perspective versus the what I see, hear and watch in the mainstream media and public forums.

Please pass these numbers along to your friends and colleagues. Also, pass them along to your political leadership who is involved in making policy decisions that impacts each one of us.

Friday, July 24, 2020

As of this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.24 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population.

The number of national COVID-19 related deaths per day has been significantly higher over the past three days. The increase is sourced back to the four key states: Texas, California, Florida and Arizona. Georgia is also posting higher counts with the concentration here in Georgia taking place in Fulton, Dekalb and Gwinnett counties.

In the past 24 hours, the highest percentage of the COVID-19 related deaths took place in Texas, specifically Houston and Hidalgo County.

An editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal titled, “COVID S.O.S. in Hidalgo,” specifically highlights the situation in Hidalgo county, Texas. Earlier this week, I also reported on Hidalgo County, a county located west of Brownsville, Texas, smack on the U.S.-Mexican border. The Hispanic-Latino population accounts for 94.3 percent of the population and more than 50 percent work in blue-collar and service jobs.

Here is a quote from the editorial, “With three percent of the state’s population, Hidalgo accounted for a quarter of the state’s deaths this week.  Most hospitals serve low-income patients and more than 80 percent are uninsured or on Medicaid. Many have underlying conditions like diabetes. Large multi-generational households make social distancing a challenge, and most workers can’t work from home.”

As I have shared, the portrait of Hidalgo County is nearly the same as that of COVID-19 hot spots in Miami-Dade county, Houston-Harris county, Los Angeles-Los Angeles county, Phoenix-Maricopa county and even right here in Atlanta-Fulton-Dekalb-Gwinnett counties and the Buford Highway corridor.

The early phases of COVID-19 in New York nursing homes magnified the impact of COVID-19 on older population groups challenged by multiple pre-existing conditions. The impact of COVID-19 today is being magnified by a similar situation in multi-generational housing compounded by very limited access to healthcare services.

The statistics for today are below.

The 4,088,741 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 36.3 percent or 1,484,755 cases, 36.8 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED —60.2 percent or 2,460,596 individuals, 59.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 3.5 percent or 143,390 deaths, 3.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct/indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 69,116 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 6,899 cases offset by the 61,067 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 51,553,663 to date. A total of 820,793 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.The four recent top states to post the highest counts account for 46.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 155, or 55 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California - 10,032 new cases, 12,137 yesterday
  • Texas - 9,402 new cases,  10,528 yesterday
  • Florida - 10,249 new cases,  9,785 yesterday
  • Arizona - 2,358 new cases, 1,926 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 166, or 66 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 4,286 new cases, 3,314 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,564 new cases, 1,705 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,692 new cases, 2.306 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,399 new cases, 1,455 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 982 new cases, 1,547 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 25, or 75 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 953 new cases, 823 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 285 new cases, 372 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 270 new cases, 287 yesterday
  • Michigan — 701 new cases, 671 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania- 886 new cases, 807 yesterday.



There’re eight more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,624 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,296 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,570 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,446 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,052 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,262 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,275 new cases
  • Arkansas — 1,013 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly/indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,150 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 1,205 deaths yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 19,155 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. This is a significant increase with nearly all of the new “critical/serious” cases taking place in Florida, Texas, California and Georgia.

The number of COVID-positive individuals who are now fully-recovered based on the 14-day recovery time now totals 2,460,596 individuals in the U.S. The count of individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 is 66 percent more than the number that are currently Active with COVID-19.

More specific numbers tomorrow relative to the core counties of Atlanta.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

As of today, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.22 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population.

There are two new highs set as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. 1) the total number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. over the course of the last 6 months now totals over 4 million, and 2) the number of COVID-19 tests taking place in the U.S. over the last 6 months now totals over 50 million.

The statistics for today are below.

The 4,019,625 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning

  • ACTIVE CASES — 1,477,856 cases or 36.8 percent, 37.2 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED — 2,399,529 individuals or 59.7 percent, 59.2 percent yesterday (based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 142,240 deaths or 3.5 percent, 3.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct/indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 71,967 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 8,914 cases offset by the 61,848 individuals moving into RECOVERY.  As I shared last week, moving forward we will see significant numbers of individuals moving into RECOVERY that will be offsetting the number of new ACTIVE cases.

The number of tests administered here now totals 50,732,8870. A total of 819,317 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

A number of readers asked about ACTIVE case numbers versus TOTAL cases to-date numbers.  Below are the ACTIVE case numbers calculated based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. Sources in Georgia report nearly twice the number of active cases as cited below because Georgia is one of a handful of states that do not classify a person recovered from COVID-19 until 30 days after diagnosis. Arizona and Florida operate with similar 30-day parameters.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 47.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 160 — or 60 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 12,137 new cases, 10,278 yesterday, 287,737 total active cases
  • Texas — 10,528 new cases,  9,992 yesterday , 168,129 total active cases
  • Florida — 9,785 new cases,  9,440 yesterday, 173,485 total active cases
  • Arizona — 1,926 new cases, 3,500 yesterday, 78,828 total active cases.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 151, or 51 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,314 new cases, 3,413 yesterday, 68,535 total active cases
  • South Carolina — 1,705 new cases, 1,892 yesterday, 46,695 total active cases
  • North Carolina — 2,306 new cases, 1,626 yesterday, 24,785 total active cases
  • Alabama — 1,455 new cases, 1,467 yesterday, 37,939 total active cases
  • Mississippi — 1,547 new cases, 1,635 yesterday, 15,333 total active cases.



The five early case states accounted for 4.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 23, or 77 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 823 new cases, 882 yesterday, 146,519 total active cases
  • New Jersey — 372 new cases, 258 yesterday, 56,327 total active cases
  • Massachusetts — 287 new cases, 244 yesterday, 9,400 total active cases
  • Michigan — 671 new cases, 664 yesterday, 22,180 total active cases
  • Pennsylvania — 807 new cases, 962 yesterday, 23,584 total active cases.



There are now seven more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours.

  • Illinois — 1,598 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,764 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,473 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,022 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,514 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,129 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,249 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,205 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,119 deaths posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,179 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of COVID-positive individuals who are now recovered based on the 14-day recovery time now totals 2,399,529 individuals in the U.S.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

As of today, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.20 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population.

I share the numbers above every day to put the situation in perspective of our great United States at-large. If you have followed the statistics published each morning, you have also read the occasional editorial that from time-to-time I add to the numbers. I make reference to mainstream media because those outlets influence how the marketplace at-large perceives the COVID-19 pandemic.

While a sprinkling of news stories have reported statistics not fitting the mainstream media COVID-19 narrative in newspapers like The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal as well as on broadcast news channels like CNBC, BBC and FOX News, few have been featured or highlighted. But that is changing.

The headline news story in this morning’s Wall Street Journal reads, “Research Reveals Fatality Rate for COVID-19.” The article specifically states, “Most studies now put the rate (death rate of COVID-19) between 0.5 percent and 1 percent.” And then it goes on stating, “The estimates suggest the new coronavirus is more deadly than the seasonal flu, though not as lethal as Ebola and other infectious diseases that have emerged in recent years.” Many mainstream media sources have published a U.S. death rate in the 4-5 percent range.

For comparative purposes, the percentage death rate of the 2019 — 2020 seasonal flu posted 0.1 percent and 0.3 percent in multiple sourced reports.

More important is a story that is running in multiple newspapers about a study conducted in the United Arab Emirates. The researchers did a random test of the public at-large and discovered that “as much as 40 percent of the COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates have been asymptomatic.” meaning that many had COVID-19 and did not it.

About a month ago, a news story hit the mainstream media in the U.S. that highlighted a study reporting as many as 20 million+ U.S. individuals had COVID-19 and did not know they had it. Within about 12 hours, mainstream media realized that if these numbers were indeed true, it would challenge the narrative of the severity and death rate of COVID-19 and the news story was yanked from the airwaves and digital world.

While the number of direct and indirect deaths related to COVID-19 that took place in the last 24 hours is higher today than in the last several days, the average number of daily deaths has declined significantly and the media is acknowledging it. There is no question that the number of identified COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has increased, but so too have the number of COVID-19 tests being conducted on average per day here in the U.S.

As more information gets released, many individuals will have to re-evaluate the scripting of the COVID-19 narrative.

The 3,947,658 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning break down in terms of status as follows:

  • ACTIVE CASES — 1,468,942 cases  or 37.2, 37.9 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED — 2,337,681 individuals or 59.2 percent, 58.5 percent yesterday (based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 141,035 deaths or 3.6 percent, 3.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct/indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 67,140 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 10,579 cases offset by the 55,442 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 49,913,553 to-date. A total of 751,646 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 45.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, today they index at 151, or 51 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 10,278 new cases, 8,814 yesterday
  • Texas — 9,992 new cases,  7,925 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,440 new cases, 10,347 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,500 new cases, 1,559 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hour. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 159, or 58 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,413 new cases, 2,452 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,892 new cases, 2,374 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,626 new cases, 1,478 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,467 new cases, 1,880 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,635 new cases, 1,251 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 25 — or 75 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 882 new cases, 707 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 258 new cases, 131 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 244 new cases, 255 yesterday
  • Michigan — 664 new cases, 527 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 962 new cases, 1,114 yesterday.



Six more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Louisiana — 3,611 new cases, fourth highest in past 24 hours
  • Tennessee — 2,190 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,073 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,117 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,328 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,714 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,119 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 545 deaths posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,710 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. This is 94 more cases than yesterday.

The number of COVID-positive individuals who are now fully-recovered based on the 14-day recovery time now total 2,337,681 individuals in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

As of this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.17percent  of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45percent of the U.S. population.

The 3,880,518 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down in terms of status as follows:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES — 1,458,363 cases or 37.9 percent, 38.2  percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES — 2,282,239 individuals or 58.5  percent, 58.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS —  139,916 deaths or 3.6 percent, 3.6percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct/indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 62,879 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 11,748 cases, offset by the 50,586 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 49,161,907 to date. A total of 820,172 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours. As of today, nearly 15 percent  of the U.S. population has been tested.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 45.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 153, or 53 percent  above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases:

  • California — 8,814 new cases, 8,116 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,925 new cases, 8,709 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,347 new cases, 12,478 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,559 new cases, 2,359 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.5 percent  of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 142, or 42 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases:

  • Georgia — 2,452 new cases, 3,251 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,459 new cases, 2,374 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,478 new cases, 1,858 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,880 new cases, 1,777 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,251 new cases, 792 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.3 percent  of the new cases in the past 24 hour. These five states account for 17.6percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 24 — or 76 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases:

  • New York — 707 new cases, 850 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 131 new cases, 47 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 255 new cases, 296 yesterday
  • Michigan — 527 new cases, 530 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,114 new cases, 604 yesterday.



There is a set of six more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hour:

  • Illinois — 1,173 new cases
  • Louisiana — 3,186 new cases, fourth highest in past 24 hours
  • Tennessee — 1,639 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,230 new cases
  • Washington — 1,094 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,116 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 545 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 412 deaths that posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,615 as of 12:01 a.m.today… this is 64 more cases than yesterday.

The number of COVID-positive individuals who are now considered recovered based on the 14-day recovery time now total 2,282,239 individuals in the U.S.

Monday, July 20, 2020

As of today, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.15 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population.

The 3,817,639 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down in terms of status as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES — 1,446,615 cases or 37.9 percent, 38.2 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES —5 2,231,653 individuals or 8.5 percent, 58.3 percent yesterday (based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 139,371 deaths or 3.6 percent, 3.5 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct/indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 65,279 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 10,337 offset by the 44,530 individuals moving into RECOVERY. By the way, in the posting yesterday, the increase of Active cases was incorrect. I published an increase of 27,754, the actual number was 17,754.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 48,341,735 to-date, a total of 743,458 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours.

For a number of the states noted below, I did the calculations on the percentage of current Active COVID-19 cases and the percentage that they represent of the state population. All of the ones noted are ABOVE the national percentage of 0.45 percent, but they are also all below 1.0 percent.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 48.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, today they index at 162, or 62 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 8,116 new cases, 8,806 yesterday. Active cases represent 0.75 percent of the state population
  • Texas — 8,709 new cases , 7,945 yesterday. Active cases represent 0.60 percent of the state population.
  • Florida — 12,478 new cases, 10,328 yesterday. Active cases represent 0.77 percent of the state population
  • Arizona — 2,359 new cases, 2,742 yesterday. Active cases represent 0.94 percent of the State population.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 162 — or 62 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,251 new cases , 4,689 yesterday. Georgia is once again the fourth highest volume of cases in the past 24 hours. Active cases represent 0.65 percent of the state population.
  • South Carolina — 1,552 new cases, 1,552 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,836 new cases, 2,836 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,143 new cases, 2,143 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,017 new cases, 1,017 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 3.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 20 — or 80 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 902 new cases, 902 yesterday, Active cases represent 0.84 percent of the State population
  • New Jersey — 132 new cases, 132 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 359 new cases, 359 yesterday
  • Michigan — 745 new cases, 745 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 608 new cases, 608 yesterday.



There is a set of five more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours.

  • Louisiana — 3,116 new cases, fifth highest in past 24 hours
  • Ohio — 1,107 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,779 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,288 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,057 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 412 as of 12:01am this morning compared to the 813 deaths posted yesterday. The combination of Florida, Texas, Arizona and California accounted for 51.4 percent of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,552 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning or 121 less cases than yesterday.

The number of COVID-positive individuals who are now  recovered based on the 14-day recovery time now total 2,231,653 individuals in the U.S.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

As of today, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.13 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.43 percent of the U.S. population.

Today’s statistics are below.

The 3,752,360 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES — 1,389,387 cases or 38.2 percent, 38.2 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES — 2,087,027 individuals or 58.3 percent, 57.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • DEATHS — 137,200 deaths or 3.5 percent, 3.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 63,259 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 27,754 cases offset by the 45,192 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 47,598,277 to-date. A total of 989,570 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours. This is the third highest number of tests completed in 24 hours in the U.S., those tested to-date represents 14.4 percent of the U.S. population.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 47.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, today they index at 158 — or 58 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 8,806 new cases, 9,608 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,945 new cases,  9,496 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,328 new cases, 11,466 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,742 new cases, 3,910yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 19.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. today. These five States account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 204 — or 104 percent Above Proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 4,689 new cases, 3,908 yesterday. Georgia is now posting the fourth highest volume of cases in the past 24 hours.
  • South Carolina — 1,552 new cases, 1,977 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,836 new cases, 2,011 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,143 new cases, 2,003 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,017 new cases, 1,032 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. today. These five States account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 24 — or 76 percent Below Proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 902 new cases, 1,032 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 132 new cases, 171yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 359 new cases, 298 yesterday
  • Michigan — 745 new cases, 754 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 608 new cases, 1,008 yesterday.



There is a set of four more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours.

  • Illinois — 1,276 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,538 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,517 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,182 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 813 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 946 deaths that posted yesterday. The combination of of deaths in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California accounted for 50.0 percent of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,673 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. This is 67 more cases than yesterday and 1.1 percent of total ACTIVE cases.

The number of COVID-positive individuals who are now recovered based on the 14-day recovery time now total 2,187,123 individuals in the U.S.

A number of readers have asked why the White House announced it was seeking a unified source to use to track COVID-19 case status in the U.S.  Despite all the editorial commentary, there is one specific reason and that is to unify the statistics with a cohesive set of parameters.

The data that I report is merged together from a combination of sources that include CDC, Johns Hopkins, World Health Organization and Worldometer.  There is variance between sources and also between information reported by individual states.

Georgia and Florida are two of a number of states that have the most restrictive qualifications set before an individual is declared as no longer an active patient. As a result, the number of active cases in these states is  inflated and other sources like WHO and Worldometer apply the national 14-day recovery time to the statistics released by each state.

Yesterday, a news story was forwarded to me citing Florida as the new top state in terms of COVID-19 cases. In addition to Florida being one of the states that applies restrictive qualifications, the article failed to differentiate between total cases to-date and active cases.

As I share repeatedly, please, please use personal editorial caution in how you digest mainstream media COVID-19 case information!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

As of today, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.11 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.43 percent of the U.S. population.

Today I am going to showcase the numbers in comparison charts.

In addition to national numbers, the regions highlighted in the report area are comprised of the following: Atlanta’s five metro counties — Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Clayton — and greater Athens — Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe.

The table below provides the count of TOTAL COVID-19 Cases, ACTIVE cases, RECOVERED cases based on the U.S. 14-day National Recovery time, and DEATHS, as cited either directly or indirectly, by local authorities.

The number of cases year-to-date in the five Atlanta counties account for 34.0 percent of the 135,183 COVID-19 cases tracked statewide in Georgia. Those five Atlanta counties account for 35.7 percent of the Georgia population. As a group, the five counties index at 95 or five percent below average in the posting of total COVID-19 cases tracked to-date.

The number of cases year-to-date in the six greater Athens counties account for 2.3 percent of the 135,183 COVID-19 cases tracked statewide in Georgia. As a group, the six greater Athens counties account for 3.4 percent of the Georgia population. As a group, the counties index at 68 or 32 percent below average in the posting of total COVID-19 cases tracked to-date.


The next table provides the percentage of TOTAL COVID-19 Cases, ACTIVE cases based, RECOVERED cases based on the U.S. 14-day National Recovery time, and DEATHS, as cited either directly or indirectly, by the local authorities.

The percentage of overall deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. continues to decline. Despite the significant increase in new cases, the number of deaths has not proportionately increased — and that is now more than two weeks into the time period of the new case increase.

In both the core Atlanta counties and the greater Athens counties the percentage of individuals RECOVERED is significantly HIGHER percentage than the percentage of individuals currently ACTIVE with COVID-19. In addition, in both the core Atlanta counties and the greater Athens counties, the percentage that have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19 is LOWER than the percentage posting as of this morning in the U.S.


Here is a specific breakdown of the stats for the five core Atlanta counties:


Here is a specific break down of the stats for the greater Athens six counties. I have been tracking more specifically the case numbers in greater Athens over the last couple of weeks so there are additional comparison columns and numbers. The “average active changer per day” numbers represent the increase of ACTIVE cases between 7/18 and 7/11 and divides the number by the seven days.


On a national level, the total number of new cases tracked in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning has increased by a new record high of 74,987 ACTIVE new COVID-19 cases.  However, the total number of new cases tracked has been offset by the 54,904 individuals who moved into RECOVERY based on the national 14-day recovery period. The increase in the total of ACTIVE COVID-19 cases then nets out at an increase of 19,137 individuals.

The second highest number of tests completed in 24 hours took place yesterday. As of 8 a.m. this morning, a total of 909,707 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 46.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, today they index at 154 — or 54 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases:

  • California — 9,608 new cases, 9,269 yesterday
  • Texas — 9,496 new cases,  10,243 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,466 new cases, 13,965 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,910 new cases, 3,259 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 154 — or 54 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases:

  • Georgia — 3,908 new cases, 3,442 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,977 new cases, 1,838 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,011 new cases, 2,074yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,003 new cases, 2,021 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,032 new cases, 1,230 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 26 — or 74 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases:

  • New York — 1,032 new cases, 1,003 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 171 new cases, 438 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 298 new cases, 234 yesterday
  • Michigan — 754 new cases, 926 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,008 new cases, 808 yesterday.



There is now a set of more than five new states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,427 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,179 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,720 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,279 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,002 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,431 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,380 new cases.




The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 946 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 963 deaths that posted yesterday. The four states leading in new cases accounted for 53.2 percent of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,660 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

When I review the numbers using a variety of resources and tools I use in my line of business, the COVID-19 numbers — reported on a surface level by the Mainstream Media — can be translated into much more relevant nuggets of information and insight. Please pass these numbers along to your friends and colleagues. Also pass them along to your political leadership who is involved in making policy decisions that impacts each one of us.

Friday, July 17, 2020

As of today, the number of total  tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.09 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.42 percent of the U.S. population.

The statistics for today are below.

The 3,613,614 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down in terms of status as follows:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,389,387 cases or 38.4 percent of the 3,613,614 total cases as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 38.8 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 2,087,027 individuals or 57.8 percent of the total 3,613,614 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 57.3 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 137,200 deaths or 3.8 percent of the total 3,613,614 cases as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 4.0 percent yesterday.


While new cases grew by 73,388 in the past 24 hours — a new record high — the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 15,189 cases offset by the 57,236 individuals moving into RECOVERY.  The number of individuals moving into recovery was also a new record high.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 50.0 percent of the new cases. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 167 — or 67 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 9,269 new cases, 9,687 yesterday
  • Texas — 10,243 new cases,  12,235 yesterday
  • Florida — 13,965 new cases, 10,181 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,259 new cases, 3,257 yesterday.


The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five States account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 152 — or 52 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,442 new cases, 3,871 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,838 new cases, 1,856 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,074 new cases, 1,844 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,021 new cases, 1,812 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,230 new cases, 1,025 yesterday.


The five early case states account for 4.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 27 — or 73 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 1,003 new cases, 999 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 438 new cases, 321 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 234 new cases, 217 yesterday
  • Michigan — 926 new cases, 1,049 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 808 new cases, 1,001 yesterday.


There is a set of five more states that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,257 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,278 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,230 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,489 new cases
  • Washington — 1,209 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,447 new cases.


The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 963 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,001 deaths that posted yesterday. The four states leading in new cases accounted for 50.0 percent of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,452 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. This is 7 less cases than yesterday and 1.2 percent of total ACTIVE cases.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 45,699,000 to-date. A total of 886,028 tests were completed in the U.S. in the past 24 hours. The total tests completed in the U.S. represents that just under 14 percent of the U.S. population has been tested. For those in Georgia, the total number of tests completed to-date in the state now totals 1,369,484, representing just under 13 percent of the Georgia population.

The chart below showcases the number of tests completed and positive case rates since the testing began as tracked by the COVID Tracking Project and published in today’s Wall Street Journal.


The number of COVID-positive individuals who are now fully-recovered based on the 14-day recovery time now totals 2,087,027 individuals in the U.S.  It is very unfortunate that this number is not published by the Mainstream Media.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

As of today, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.07 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.42 percent of the U.S. population.

While it is Thursday and we are technically “over the Wednesday hump,” the news reporting of COVID-19 today is chocked full of negativity. Not only are individuals becoming influenced by the negativity, but business leadership is joining the ranks with Walmart and Kroger nationwide mandating the wearing of masks.  My bet is that college sports will now NOT place now.  Leadership in those circles are re-evaluating whether there will be any sports in the 2020-2021 season — that includes football, basketball, soccer and baseball.

And if any readers think this is temporary, regardless of if a vaccine appears within the next 90 days, with the beginning of the 2020-2021 flu season around the corner, the masks are likely here to stay for at least another year, possibly for even another two to three years from now.

I got up this morning to send out this release with the great news that as of today, more than 2 million individuals that encountered COVID-19 have survived and are back at it. That is fabulous news, but mainstream media will not report it.

Even my own optimism is fading. Not because of folks right and left becoming infected with COVID-19. Not because of hospitals being overrun with patients. Not because of the medical community lacking supplies and PPE, nor because no pharmaceutical company is on the cusp of developing a vaccine! No, my enthusiasm is fading because the populace at-large is hell-bent on taking the word of the mainstream media and the word of Washington — blue, red, black, white and every color spanning the rainbow — as truth and reality.

At 61 years of age, with relatives battling cancer that has no cure, relatives battling heart conditions in which the percentage death rate is more than 10x higher than that of COVID-19, and with elderly family members battling dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease that has no cure, and seeing individuals live with HIV that still has no cure, I am worn out from American politicians, journalists and academic intellectuals and the untruths they bombard us with on a daily basis.

Tomorrow is Friday. Perhaps the day ahead will offer some balance! I wish that for all readers today!

The statistics for today are as follow:

 The 3,540,226 individuals in the U.S.that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down in terms of status as follows:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,374,198 cases or 38.8 percent of the 3,540,226 total cases as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 39.0 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 3,540,226 individuals or 57.3 percent of the total 2,029,791 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 57.0 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 136,237 deaths or 4.0 percent of the total 3,540,226 cases as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 4.0 percent yesterday.

     

It is official. Over the past 24 hours, the number of individuals who are fully-recovered based on the 14-day recovery time surpasses two million — 2,029,791 individuals to be exact — here in the U.S. It is unfortunate that the media is out to report the glass as half empty — even when the glass is nearly full — but the number of COVID-19 survivors is nearly 15 times the number of those who have died!While new cases grew by 71,750 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 19,922 cases, offset by 51,097 individuals moving into RECOVERY. As new cases have climbed to new record highs as of three weeks ago in the four key states highlighted below, the number of recoveries has risen from an average hovering around 20,000 - 30,000 to a new level in the 50,000 - 60,000 range.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 49.2 percent of the new cases. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 165 or 65 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 9,687 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 9,551 yesterday
  • Texas — 12,235 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 11,060 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,181 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 9,194  yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,257 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 4,273 yesterday.



The five southeastern states accounted for 14.5 percent of the new cases. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 153, or 53 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,871 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 3,394 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,856 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 2,221 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,844 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 1,914 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,812 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 1,710 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,025 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 862 yesterday.




The five early case States accounted for 5.0 percent of the new cases. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 28, or 72 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 999 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 975 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 321 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 407 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 217 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 303 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,049 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 666 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,001 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 982 yesterday.



There is a set of five more States that have posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,187 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,082 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,312 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,273 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,075 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,001 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 935 deaths that posted yesterday.  The four states leading in new cases accounted for 49.0 percent of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,459 as of 12:01 a.m. today… this is 122 more cases than yesterday and 1.2 percent of total ACTIVE cases.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals nearly 45 million, a total of 815,281 tests were completed in the U.S., one of the top five highest number of tests completed in one day.

Some folks fast and avoid eating solid food for holistic healthcare reasons. Today I am mentally fasting by turning off the mainstream news media entirely — for holistic healthcare reasons!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

As of today, July 15, the number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 1.05 percent of the United States population.  The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.40 percent of the U.S. population.

The 3,468,476 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,354,276 cases  or 39.0 percent of the 3,468,476 total cases today as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 39.2 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 3,468,476 individuals or 57.0 percent of the total 1,978,694 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 56.7 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 135,236 deaths  or 4.0 percent of the total 3,468,476 cases today as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 4.0 percent yesterday.



New cases grew by 65,594 in the past 24 hours. The total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 18,347 cases, offset by the 46,042 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 174, or 74 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 9,551 new cases in past 24 hours, 8,350 yesterday
  • Texas — 11,060 new cases in past 24 hours,  9,156 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,194 new cases in past 24 hours, 12,624  yesterday
  • Arizona — 4,273 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,357 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.4 percent of the new cases. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 162, or 62 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,394 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,643 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,221 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,520 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,914new cases in past 24 hours, 1,999 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,710 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,958 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 862 new cases in past 24 hours, 393 yesterday.



The five early case states accounted for 5.1 percent of the new cases. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 30, or 70 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 975 new cases in past 24 hours, 665 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 407 new cases in past 24 hours, 451 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 303 new cases in past 24 hours, 230 yesterday
  • Michigan — 666 new cases in past 24 hours, 422 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 982 new cases in past 24 hours, 584 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 935 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 465 deaths posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,337 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. This is the highest daily increase posted in the last three weeks. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents just over 1 percent of total active cases (1.2 percent).

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals over 44 million. In the last 24 hours, a total 778,044 tests were completed in the U.S., one of the top five highest number of tests completed in one day.

It is unfortunate that individuals remain ignorant of the actual statistics.  Yesterday I encountered a woman that told me that the U.S. was “an embarrassment” among other countries around the world because “COVID is running rampant and individuals are not being tested.” I asked her how many COVID-19 tests she thought had been completed in the U.S. to-date and she replied “less than 5 million.” When I told her that the number was 43 million she was taken back and replied, “oh, I had no idea it was that many.” Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance breeds stupidity.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived over a national 14-day recovery period and are active in daily life totals 1,978,694 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 1.03 percent of the United States population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.40 percent of the U.S. population.

There is an article running in the Wall Street Journal today with the headline, “Latinos Bear Brunt in California.” In the first paragraph, the author states, “Latinos are 39 percent of California’s population, but 55 percent of all people infected with COVID-19 in the state.” Further in the article, it quotes a Latino activist saying, “It’s spreading among our population because we don’t have health insurance, we live in crowded apartments with multi-generational family members, and we can’t afford to not work.” Lastly the article notes that Hispanic-Latinos age 18-49 account for nearly two-thirds of the COVID cases… that is, the age group that commands the Hispanic-Latino workforce in the U.S.

Hopefully, the mainstream media will begin to address the key issues driving the COVID-19 situation in the top four states and pocket neighborhoods in states like Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

Now, here are the specific numbers:

The 3,402,882 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,335,929 cases  or 39.2 percent of the 3,402,882 total cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning, 39.4 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,932.652 individuals or 56.7 percent of the total 3,402,882 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning, 56.6 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 134,301 deaths  or 4.0 percent of the total 3,402,882 cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning, 4.0 percent yesterday.




While new cases grew by 65,247 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 20,048 cases, offset by the 44,734 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for for 48.3 percent of the new cases:

  • California — 8,350 new cases in past 24 hours, 7,702 yesterday
  • Texas — 9,156 new cases in past 24 hours,  6,091 yesterday
  • Florida — 12,624 new cases in past 24 hours, 15,300  yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,357 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,537 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.6 percent of the new cases:

  • Georgia — 3,643 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning, 2,525 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,520 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,533 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,999 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,910 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,958 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,640 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 393 new cases in past 24 hours, 868 yesterday.




The five early case states account for 3.5 percent of the new cases:

  • New York — 665 new cases in past 24 hours, 831 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 451 new cases in past 24 hours, 243 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 230 new cases in past 24 hours, 199 yesterday
  • Michigan — 422 new cases in past 24 hours, 406 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 584 new cases in past 24 hours, 565 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 total 465 as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning,  this morning, compared to 380 deaths posted yesterday. Mainstream media is beginning to report that the number of deaths remain low because "the younger age groups do not have many pre-existing conditions.” They are correct.

The number of “critical/serious” cases total 15,934 as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning,  this morning. As a percentage of active cases, this number has declined significantly.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived over a national 14-day recovery period and are back active in daily life totals 1,932,652 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.  This number will hit 2 million by Thursday of this week — and the percentage of survivors may surpass two-thirds of all individuals affected by COVID-19 in the U.S. to-date sometime next week.

As shared yesterday, if you want to reach out and help your neighbors, donate either goods or cash to your local food bank as well as supporting your local Hispanic-Latino outreach groups.

Monday, July 13, 2020

The number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 1.01 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.40 percent of the U.S. population.

This morning, a number of news players are starting to report news stories reinforcing the 10 key “anchoring” points that I sent out on Saturday morning.  Here are several stories:

  1. Hispanic-Latinos and African-Americans are driving the the spikes in the four top case states and “cities like Atlanta” — the story in the Wall Street Journal has a picture of an Atlanta testing station at a location that appears to be Buford Highway
  2. COVID-19 infections are hitting the elderly in the Sunbelt — this Wall Street Journal story highlights Phoenix, Tampa-St. Pete, San Antonio and Houston — it also specifically cites the elderly residing in multi-generational households
  3. The labor base of major cities is being cited in another Wall Street Journal story. It specifically states, “reopening without safeguards has harmed Black, Latino and Native American communities and workers”
  4. Interestingly, there is also another story in the Wall Street Journal talking about how the textile workforce in emerging Asian countries — Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand — has been hit hard by COVID-19, more so than the mainstream population, a situation similar to the one taking place here in the U.S.



Here is the update of the 3,337,635 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,315,881 cases or 39.4 percent of the 3,337,635 total cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 39.6 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,887,918 individuals or 56.6 percent of the total 3,337,635 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 56.3 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 133,836 deaths  or 4.0 percent of the total 3,337,635 cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 4.1 percent yesterday.



While new cases grew by 58,349 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 17,189 cases offset by the 40,540 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for for 54.2 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California — 7,702 new cases in past 24 hours, 7,881 yesterday
  • Texas — 6,091 new cases in past 24 hours,  8,389 yesterday
  • Florida — 15,300 new cases in past 24 hours, 10,360  yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,537 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,038 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.5 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • Georgia — 2,525 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,190 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,533 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,280 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,910 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,321 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,640 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,439 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 868 new cases in past 24 hours, 797 yesterday.



The five early case States accounted for 3.8 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York — 831 new cases in past 24 hours, 791 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 243 new cases in past 24 hours, 313 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 199 new cases in past 24 hours, 288 yesterday
  • Michigan — 406 new cases in past 24 hours, 685 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 565 new cases in past 24 hours, 655 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 380 as of 12:01 a.m. today compared to 732 deaths that posted yesterday.  Notice that very few of the mass media news sources are reporting the declining number of deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,822 as of 12:01 a.m. today.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived over a national 14-day recovery period and are back active in society totals 1,887,918 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.  This number will hit 2 million by Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

As I have shared before, if you want to reach out and help your neighbors, donate either goods or cash to your local food bank. As well, reach out to your local Hispanic-Latino outreach groups.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 0.99 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.39 percent of the U.S. population.

Here is the update of the 3,279,286 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,298,692 cases  or 39.6 percent of the 3,279,286 total cases today, 39.8 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,847,138 individuals or 56.3 percent of the total 3,279,286 individuals , 56.1 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 133,456 deaths or 4.1 percent of the total 3,279,286 cases today, 4.1 percent yesterday.




While new cases grew by 61,719 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 17,406 cases offset by the 43,341 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 48.1 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California — 7,881 new cases in past 24 hours, 8,781 yesterday
  • Texas — 8,389 new cases in past 24 hours,  10,063 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,360 new cases in past 24 hours, 11,433  yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,038 new cases in past 24 hours, 4,221 yesterday.




The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 16.2 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • Georgia — 3,190 new cases in past 24 hours, 4,484 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,280 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,728 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,321 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,830 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,439 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,334 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 797 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,031 yesterday.




The five early case States accounted for 4.4 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York — 791 new cases in past 24 hours, 944 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 313 new cases in past 24 hours, 423 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 288 new cases in past 24 hours, 216 yesterday
  • Michigan — 685 new cases in past 24 hours, 622 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 655 new cases in past 24 hours, 940 yesterday.




The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 732 as of 12:01 a.m. today compared to the 849 deaths posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,819 as of 12:01 a.m. today.  This represents 1.2 percent of all total individuals current ACTIVE with COVID-19.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived, as calculated by the national 14-day recovery period, and are back to daily life totals 1,847,138 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

I hope these numbers will help you make the best decisions moving forward.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 0.97 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.39 percent of the U.S. population.

This morning’s release begins with some very key anchoring points:

  1. The number of new cases diagnosed is increasing.
  2. The number of tests being conducted is also increasing — an average of 30-40 percent more tests are being conducted now than three weeks ago.
  3. The new case increases are geographically-anchored, not just within four states, but within very specific ZIP Codes® within those four states.
  4. The large increases are linked to a set of household characteristics and demographics. Not all, but the vast majority, are multi-generational households, Hispanic-Latino, working class.
  5. Not only has the percentage of survival significantly increased and the severity of the coronavirus declined, but the percentage of deaths has dropped.
  6. The coronavirus itself has become modified from its original construct — in some cases the modified coronavirus has less impact on the human body.
  7. As much as there are increases in new cases, there are very significant increases in the number of survivals: 1.8 million COVID-19 survivals vs. 1.3 million active COVID-19 cases.
  8. While there are no current COVID-19 vaccines FDA-approved, there are more than two-dozen in final phases of testing — and there are advancements in the medical treatment of those active with the virus.
  9. There are two states in the United States where the current active cases represents more than 1 percent of the population — New York and New Jersey — all other states post less than 1.0 percent of their population with active cases.



Here is the update of the 3,217,567 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,281,046 cases or 39.8 percent of the 3,217,567 total cases today, 40.0 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,803,797 individuals or 56.1 percent of the total 3,217,567 individuals today, 56.0 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 132,724 deaths or 4.1 percent of the total 3,217,567 cases today , 4.0 percent yesterday.



While new cases grew by 74,787 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 27,357 cases offset by the 43,581 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 48.1 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California — 8,781 new cases in past 24 hours, 7,248 yesterday
  • Texas — 10,063 new cases in past 24 hours,  11,794 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,433 new cases in past 24 hours, 8,935  yesterday
  • Arizona — 4,221 new cases in past 24 hours, 4,057 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.5 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • Georgia — 4,484 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,837 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,728 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,782 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,830 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,028 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,334 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,212 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,031 new cases in past 24 hours, 703 yesterday.



The five early case states accounted for 4.4 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York — 944 new cases in past 24 hours, 809 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 423 new cases in past 24 hours, 334 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 216 new cases in past 24 hours, 295 yesterday
  • Michigan — 622 new cases in past 24 hours, 512 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 940 new cases in past 24 hours, 717 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 849 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, compared to the 960 deaths that posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,777 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived, as calculated by the national 14-day recovery period, and are back to daily life totals 1,803,797 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

For readers with links to greater Athens-Clarke County and UGA-land, here are the updated numbers as of this morning at 8:00am.


Here is a breakdown of the ACTIVE cases in terms of percentages of the population of each county. The national percentage of ACTIVE cases is 0.39 percent.

  • Athens-Clarke County — 0.29 percent
  • Oconee County — 0.23 percent
  • Barrow County —  0.31 percent
  • Jackson County — 0.30 percent
  • Madison County — 0.21 percent
  • Oglethorpe County — 0.28 percent.


     

Friday, July 10, 2020

The number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 0.95 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.38 percent of the U.S. population.

Here is the update of the 3,145,780 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,218,281 cases or 40.0 percent of the 3,145,780 total cases today, 40.2 percent yesterday
  • RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,674,459 individuals or 56.0 percent of the total 3,145,780 individuals, 55.5 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 130,025 deaths or 4.0 percent of the total 3,145,780 cases today, 4.3 percent yesterday.



New cases grew by 61,067 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 12,736 cases offset by the 47,371 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The “surge” of cases in the top four states began more than two weeks ago and now there are individuals that drove the early days of the surge that are moving into recovery. The number of individuals moving into recovery over the next several weeks is projected to outpace the number of new cases.

The four top states to post the highest counts account for 52.0 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California — 7,248 new cases in past 24 hours, 8,561 yesterday
  • Texas — 11,794 new cases in past 24 hours,  10,199 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,935 new cases in past 24 hours, 9,989  yesterday
  • Arizona — 4,057 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,520 yesterday.



Here is the percentage of the population of each of the four states that ACTIVE cases represent as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • California — 0.53 percent
  • Texas — 0.40 percent
  • Florida — 0.45 percent
  • Arizona — 0.69 percent.



The five southeastern states identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.7 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • Georgia — 2,837 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,420 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,782 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,557 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,059 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,028 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,212 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,177 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 703 new cases in past 24 hours, 674 yesterday.



Here is the percentage of the population of each of the southeastern states that ACTIVE Cases represent as of 12:01 a.m.:

  • Georgia — 0.42 percent
  • South Carolina — 0.60 percent
  • North Carolina — 0.21 percent
  • Alabama — 0.45 percent
  • Mississippi — 0.34 percent.



The four early case states accounted for 4.4 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York — 809 new cases in past 24 hours, 720 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 334 new cases in past 24 hours, 247 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 295 new cases in past 24 hours, 264 yesterday
  • Michigan — 512 new cases in past 24 hours, 651 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 717 new cases in past 24 hours, 931 yesterday.



Here is the percentage of the population of each of the southeastern states that ACTIVE Cases represent as of 12:01 a.m.:

  • New York — 1.25 percent
  • New Jersey — 1.04 percent
  • Massachusetts — 0.12 percent
  • Michigan — 0.16 percent
  • Pennsylvania — 0.15 percent.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 960 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 890 deaths that posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,645 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived over a national 14-day recovery period and are back daily life  totals 1,760,216 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 0.93 percent of the U.S. population.  The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.37 percent of the U.S. population.

Here is the update of the 3,084,713 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 40.2 percent of the 3,084,713 total cases today or 1,218,281 cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 40.3 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME —55.5 percent of the total 3,084,713 individuals or 1,674,459 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 55.4 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 4.3 percent of the total 3,084,713 cases today or 130,025 deaths as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 4.3 percent yesterday.



New cases grew by 61,848 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 22,572 cases offset by the 38,386 individuals moving into RECOVERY.


The four top States to post the highest counts for 52.2 percent of the new cases since yesterday:
California — 8,561 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 8,631 yesterday

  • Texas — 10,199 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m.,  9,414 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,989 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 7,347  yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,520 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 3,653 yesterday.



The five southeastern states that have been identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.9 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • Georgia — 3,420 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 3,406 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,557 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 972 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,028 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 1,748 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,177 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 907 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 674 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. …957 yesterday.



The four early case states accounted for 4.7 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York — 720 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 643 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 247 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 471 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 264 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 201 yesterday
  • Michigan — 651 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 633 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 931 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 799 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 890 as of 12:01 a.m. today, compared to 998 deaths that posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,457 as of 12:01 a.m. today.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived over the national 14-day recovery period and are back to active idaily life totals 1,712,845 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the number of individuals that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States has surpassed three million people in the last 24 hours. There are now 3,022,865 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date.

The number of tracked COVID-19 total cases represents 0.91 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.36 percent of the U.S. population.

Here is the update of the 3,022,865 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,218,281 cases or 40.3 percent of the 3,022,865 total cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 40.5 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,674,459 individuals or 55.4 percent of the total 3,022,865 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 55.1 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 130,025 deaths or 4.3 percent of the total 3,022,865 cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 4.4 percent yesterday.

     

New cases grew by 55,442 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 16,581 cases, offset by the 37,863 individuals moved into RECOVERY.

The four states with the most new cases posted the highest counts — and account for 52.4 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California - 8,631 new cases in past 24 hours, 6,891 yesterday
  • Texas - 9,414 new cases in past 24 hours,  9,054 yesterday
  • Florida - 7,347 new cases in past 24 hours, 6,336  yesterday
  • Arizona - 3,653 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,352 yesterday.

     

The number of new cases are higher in the past 24 hours than in the previous tracked 24 hours in each of the four States.

The five southeastern states that have been identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.4 percent of the new cases since yesterday. The percentage is increasing again, driven by increases in Georgia, specifically Atlanta’s core counties:

  • Georgia - 3,406 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,548 yesterday
  • South Carolina - 972 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,533 yesterday
  • North Carolina - 1,748 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,851 yesterday
  • Alabama - 907 new cases in past 24 hours, 925 yesterday
  • Mississippi - 957 new cases in past 24 hours, 357 yesterday.

     

Here is where the four early case states are in new cases, they accounted for 5.0 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York - 643 new cases in past 24 hours, 583 yesterday
  • New Jersey - 471 new cases in past 24 hours, 417 yesterday
  • Massachusetts - 201 new cases in past 24 hours, 163 yesterday
  • Michigan - 633 new cases in past 24 hours, 326 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 799 new cases in past 24 hours, 588 yesterday.

     

The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 998 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 378 deaths that posted yesterday. It will be interesting to see if the number of deaths climbs higher.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,361 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 163 cases MORE than the 15,198 cases yesterday.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and survived over a national 14-day recovery period and are back active to daily life totals 1,674,459 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

There are now 2,967,423 individuals in the United States that have  encountered COVID-19 to-date. The numbers will likely top 3 million tomorrow.

Here is the update of the 2,967,423 individuals in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,187,059 cases or 40.5 percent of the 2,967,423 total cases today, 40.6 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,601,129 individuals or 55.1 percent of the total 2,967,423 individuals, 54.9 percent yesterday.
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 128,649 deaths or 4.4 percent of the total 2,967,423 cases today, 4.5 percent yesterday.



New cases grew by 50,586 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 14,741 cases offset by 34,947 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The four states with the most new cases posted the highest counts — and account for 50.7 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California — 6,891 new cases in the past 24 hours, 4,625 yesterday
  • Texas — 9,054 new cases in the past 24 hours,  5,183 yesterday
  • Florida — 6,336 new cases in the past 24 hours, 10,059  yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,352 new cases in the past 24 hours, 3,536 yesterday.

The five southeastern states that have been identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.3 percent of the new cases since yesterday — the percentage that these states represent of all cases in the U.S. has declined over the course of the last 48 hours:

  • Georgia — 1,548 new cases in the past 24 hours, 2,197 yesterday*
  • South Carolina — 1,533 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,461 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,851 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,329 yesterday
  • Alabama — 925 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,091 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 357 new cases in the past 24 hours, 226 yesterday.
  • A drop of more than 50 percent from last Friday’s high.



Here is where the four early case states are in new cases, they account for 2.9 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

New York — 583 new cases in the past 24 hours, 631 yesterday
New Jersey — 417 new cases in the past 24 hours, 304 yesterday
Massachusetts — 163 new cases in the past 24 hours, 136 yesterday
Michigan — 326 new cases in the past 24 hours, 360 yesterday.

The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 378 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, compared to the 251 deaths that posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,198 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, 840 cases less than the 16,038 cases yesterday.

The number of individuals who have battled COVID-19 and recovered over a national 14-day recovery period and are back to daily life totals 1,636,596 individuals — 36 percent of a higher number than the number of individuals active with COVID-19.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Here’s a headline that you won’t see in the mainstream media today:The number of people who have survived COVID-19 is 162 times more than the number who have died from it in the past 24 hours.

The number of fully-recovered — as defined in national U.S. tracking, based on a consistent 14-day time period — now stands at 1,601,129 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. On the front page of this morning’s Wall Street Journal is an article about how much COVID-19 survivors are in demand by the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

There are now 2,916,837 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date. That number will likely reach over three million by Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

One percent of the U.S. population calculates out to 3.3 million. To put this in perspective, there were 56 million flu cases, 740,000 hospitalizations, and 62,000 deaths between 10/2019 and 3/2020 in the U.S. That is, 17.0 percent of the U.S. Population battled the flu.

Here is the update of the 2,916,837 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status as of 12:01 a.m. ET this Monday morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,187,059 cases, or 40.6 percent of the 2,916,837 total cases today, 41.6 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,601,129 individuals, 54.9 percent of the total 2,916,837, 53.8 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 128,649 deaths, or 4.5 percent of the total 2,916,837 cases today, 4.5 percent yesterday.

New cases grew by 44,530 in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 this morning, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 3,711 cases, offset by the 40,564 individuals moving into RECOVERY.

The four states with the most new cases posted the highest counts — and account for 52.6 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California — 4,625 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,718 yesterday
  • Texas — 5,183 new cases in past 24 hours,  5,382 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,059 new cases in past 24 hours, 11,458 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,536 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,695 yesterday.

The five southeastern states that have been identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 17.2 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • Georgia — 2,197 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,826 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,461 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,854 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,329 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,092 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,091 new cases in past 24 hours, 997 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 226 new cases in past 24 hours, 990 yesterday.

Here is where the four early case states are in new cases, they account for 3.6 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York — 631 new cases in past 24 hours, 863 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 304 new cases in past 24 hours, 208 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 136 new cases in past 24 hours, 210 yesterday
  • Michigan — 360 new cases in past 24 hours, 406 yesterday.

The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 251 as of 12:01 a.m. today compared to 254 deaths that posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 16,038 as of 12:01 a.m. today… 21 cases more than the 16,017 cases yesterday.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

There are now 2,872,307 individuals in the United States that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date.

In the United States in the last five days, the number of individuals tested totals 2,755,120. The number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 totals 254,461. The number of individuals that have died totals 2,233. And the number of individual who have recovered after the national 14-day recovery time period totals 148,418.

Here is the update of the 2,872,307 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status as of 12:01 a.m.ET this Sunday morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,183,348 cases or 41.2 percent of the 2,872,307 total cases, 41.6 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,560,565 individuals or 54.3 percent of the total 2,872,307, 53.8 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 2,872,307 cases today or 4.5 percent of the total or 128,398 deaths, 4.5 percent yesterday.



While new cases grew by 45,182 in the past 24 hours, the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 6,298 cases — offset by the number of active cases moving into RECOVERY.

The four states with the most new cases posted the highest counts — and account for 51.3 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • California — 3,718 new cases in past 24 hours, 6,314 yesterday
  • Texas — 5,382 new cases in past 24 hours, 7,343 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,458 new cases in past 24 hours, 9,488 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,695 new cases in past 24 hours, 4,433 yesterday.



Note that while Florida increased, the other three states decreased.

The five southeastern states that have been identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 17.2 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • Georgia — 2,826 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,784  yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,854 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,831 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,092 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,054 yesterday
  • Alabama — 997 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,754  yesterday
  • Mississippi — 990 new cases in past 24 hours, 914 yesterday.



Here is where the four early case states are in new cases, they account for 3.6 percent of the new cases since yesterday:

  • New York — 863 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,134 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 208 new cases in past 24 hours, 306 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 210 new cases in past 24 hours, 290 yesterday
  • Michigan — 406 new cases in past 24 hours, 497 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 254 as of 12:01 a.m.today compared to 616 deaths that posted yesterday. The percentage of individuals dying directly or indirectly from COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped one full percentage point in the past 10 days from 5.5 percent of all cases to 4.5 percent of all cases in the U.S.

The number of “critical/serious” cases did increase more for the first time in about a month — 16,017 cases as of 12:01 a.m.this morning. This is an increase of 89 cases nationally.

The number of fully-recovered as defined in national U.S. tracking based on a consistent 14-day time period along with testing at the end of 14-days now stands at 1,560,565 individuals.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

There are now 2,827,125 individuals in the United States that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date.

Here is today’s update on the 2,827,125 individuals in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to-date and their break down in terms of status as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 1,177,050 cases or 41.6 percent of the 2,827,125 total cases, 41.6 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME — 1,521,931 individuals or 53.8 percent of the total 2,827,125 individuals, 53.8 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 128,144 deaths or 4.6 percent of the total 2,827,125 cases, 4.6 percent yesterday.



While new cases grew by 54,904 in the past 24 hours the total number of ACTIVE cases increased by 29,488 cases, offset by the number of active cases moving into RECOVERY.

The four states with the most new cases posted the highest counts and account for 50.2 percent of the new cases:

  • California — 6,314 new cases in past 24 hours, 9,352 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,343 new cases in past 24 hours, 7,535 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,488 new cases in past 24 hours, 10,109 yesterday
  • Arizona — 4,433 new cases in past 24 hours, 3,333 yesterday.



The five southeastern states that have been identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for an additional 17.0 percent of the new cases. The share of new cases that these states represent continues to grow:

  • Georgia — 2,784 new cases in the past 24 hours, 3,472 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,831 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,782 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,054 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,855 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,754 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,149  yesterday
  • Mississippi — 914 new cases in past 24 hours, 870 yesterday.



Here is where the four early case states are in new cases:

  • New York — 1,134 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,035 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 306 new cases in past 24 hours, 415 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 290 new cases in past 24 hours, 195 yesterday.
  • Michigan — 497 new cases in past 24 hours, 582 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 616 as of 12:01 a.m. today compared to the 676 deaths posted yesterday. The increase in new cases that started to climb more than a week ago are having limited, if any impact, on the number of deaths resulting from COVID-19.

The number of “critical/serious” cases grew by 32 cases across the U.S. — 15,928 cases as of 12:01 a.m. today. The increase in new cases that started to climb more than a week ago are having limited, if any impact, on the number of “critical/serious” cases resulting from COVID-19.

The number of fully-recovered — as defined in national U.S. tracking based on a consistent 14-day time period along with testing at the end of 14-days — now totals over 1.5 million at 1,521,931 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, an increase of 24,800 individuals.

For the local Greater Athens area, here are the numbers from 12:01 a.m. ET this morning compared to the numbers shared on Thursday in advance of the July 4th travel:

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And a word to fellow Athenians. While you might hear about the coronavirus frat parties and the increase of positive cases among “students,” even here in the shadows of the oldest state university in the United States, the majority of new active cases are taking place among individuals age 55+ and a hard-working labor base of mostly Hispanic-Latinos age 25-44. Take a moment this 4th of July weekend and reach out to the local Food Banks and Hispanic-Latino outreach programs.

Enjoy this Fourth of July Holiday weekend. We still reside in the greatest nation in the world.

Friday, July 3, 2020

There are now 2,772,221 individuals in the United States that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date.

There is an increase in cases. The cases are concentrated in a very defined set of states, and, within each core state, the cases are defined to specific ZIP-Codes within key cities like Miami-Dade County, Houston, Phoenix, LA, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, and Columbia-Charleston.

Here is the update of of percentages of the 2,772,221 individuals in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 41.6 percent of the 2,772,221 total cases today or 1,152,250 cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 41.1 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME —53.8 percent of the total 2,772,221 individuals or 1,492,443 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 54.2 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 4.6 percent of the total 2,772,221 cases today or 127,528 deaths as of 12:01a.m. ET, 4.7 percent yesterday.

The four states with the most new cases — California, Texas, Florida and Arizona — posted the highest counts and account for 53.0 percent of the new cases. The share of new cases that these states represent is growing:

  • California — 9,352 new cases in past 24 hours, 6,497 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,535 new cases in past 24 hours,  8,240 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,109 new cases in past 24 hours, 6,563 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,333 new cases in past 24 hours, 4,877 yesterday.



Here is a breakdown of the total cases tracked in each of these top four states as tracked by The COVID Tracking Project and organized by The Atlantic Monthly Group by race/ethnicity as issued at 7 a.m. this morning:

 

  • Native-Americans account for 80 percent of each of the state numbers noted


The five southeastern states that have been identified previously as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for an additional 15.9 percent of the new cases. The number of new cases in these states is also growing:

  • Georgia — 3,472 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,946 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,782 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,520 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,855 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,256 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,149 new cases in past 24 hours, 917 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 870 new cases in past 24 hours, 653 yesterday.



Here is a break-down of the total cases in each of the five southeastern states as tracked by The COVID Tracking Project and organized by The Atlantic Monthly Group by race/ethnicity as issued at 7a.m. this morning:


Here is where the four early case states are in new cases:

  • New York — 1,035 new cases in past 24 hours, 769 yesterday|New Jersey — 415 new cases in past 24 hours, 285 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 195 new cases in past 24 hours, 261 yesterday
  • Michigan — 582 new cases in past 24 hours, 361 yesterday.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 687 as of 12:01 a.m. today compared to 676 deaths that posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases has not increased… in fact it is lower in the past 7 days than it was in the previous 7 days — 15,896 cases as of 12:01 a.m. today.

The number of fully-recovered, as defined in national U.S. tracking based on a consistent 14-day time period along with testing at the end of 14-days, now totals 1,492,443 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. today — an increase of 22,482 individuals.

FYI, there is a new campaign running on top cable networks in prime time television to secure donations of serum from COVID-19 survivors. The ads I have seen ran on HGTV, USA, DIY-TV and Food Network.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

There are now 2,714,985 individuals in the United States that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date.The current “hit rate” ratio of the number of tests conducted in the U.S. (34.8 million) and number of individuals identified with COVID-19 in the U.S. (2.7 million) is 13:1. In the past two days, 1,666,129 new COVID-19 tests have been conducted. and 97,139 new COVID-19 cases have been detected. That translates to a hit rate of 17:1 in the past two days. There is a delay in when a test is administered and when the results come back, but since its true on both sets of numbers, they remain comparative.Here is todays update of the percentages of those2,573,112 individuals in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status as of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 41.1 percent of the 2,714,985 total cases or 1,118,183 cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 41.0 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. with 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME —54.2 percent of the total 2,714,985 individuals or 1,469,961 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 54.2 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 4.7 percent of the total 2,714,985 cases today or 126,841 deaths as of 12:01 a.m.ET, 4.8 percent yesterday.

     

The four states with the most new cases — California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona — posted the highest counts and account for 51.2 percent of the new cases.

  • California — 6,497 new cases in past 24 hours, 7,906 yesterday
  • Texas - 8,240 new cases in past 24 hours,  7,959 yesterday
  • Florida - 6,563 new cases in past 24 hours., 6,093 yesterday
  • Arizona - 4,877 new cases in past 24 hours, 2,223 yesterday.

     

The total number of CURRENTLY ACTIVE COVID-19 cases in these four states totals 454,719 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Five southeastern states accounted for an additional 14.2 percent of the new cases:

  • Georgia — 2,946 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,874 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,520 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,755 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,256 new cases in past 24 hours, 1,663 yesterday
  • Alabama — 917 new cases in past 24 hours, 879 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 653 new cases in past 24 hours, 680 yesterday

     

The total number of CURRENTLY ACTIVE COVID-19 cases in these four states totals 106,726 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

As Americans, we cannot travel to most of Europe.  As a Georgian, I cannot travel to New York.

Here is where the four early case states are in new cases:

  • New York — 769 new cases in past 24 hours, 508 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 285 new cases in past 24 hours, 554 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 261 new cases in past 24 hours, 114 yesterday
  • Michigan — 361 new cases in past 24 hours, 505 yesterday.



The total number of CURRENTLY ACTIVE COVID-19 cases in these four states totals 432,744 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning.

The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 676 as of 12:01 a.m. today, compared to 746 deaths posted yesterday.

The number of “critical/serious” cases has not increased… in fact it is lower in the past seven days tracked than it was in the previous seven  days — 15,898 cases as of 12:01 a.m. today.

For the local Athenians reading this… I hear a lot of concern about what is taking place in Greater Athens — with some folks I speak to thinking that the active cases in Greater Athens has doubled.  Here is an update of the Athens numbers that I posted last Saturday:

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

There are now 2,663,888 individuals in the United States that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date.

The mainstream media elects to share the total number of individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since it was first discovered in the United States in the beginning of 2020 rather than report current active cases. When a person contracts the coronavirus and develops COVID-19, the coronavirus stays active — in that the coronavirus can be passed from their body to others — for five to six days. Individuals identified as active with COVID-19 are asked to remain quarantined for 14 days. After that time period, they cannot pass COVID-19 to others. This is shared to help explain to readers the numbers I track and report versus what is reported in mainstream media.

The actual numbers of how many people are active with COVID-19 is dramatically less than the total numbers. As of today, that number is 41.0 percent of the total number that is being reported.

Here is today’s update of the percentages of those 2,573,112 individuals in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to-date and how they break down in terms of status as of 12:01 a.m. ET this Wednesday morning:

  • ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. — 41.0 percent of the 2,573,112 total today or 1,093,242 cases as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 41.3 percent yesterday
  • FULLY-RECOVERED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. 14-DAY NATIONAL RECOVERY TIME —54.2 percent of the total 2,573,112 individuals today or 1,444,481 individuals as of 12:01 a.m. ET, 53.9 percent yesterday
  • DEATHS DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY FROM COVID-19 — 4.8 percent of the total 2,573,112 or 126,165 deaths as of 12:01 a.m.ET, 4.8 percent yesterday.

     

The number of U.S. COVID-19 tests completed in the past 24 hours set a new record high of 1,010,405 tests bringing the total number to 34,199,918 tests completed to-date.  There were nearly as many tests completed in 24 hours here in the U.S. as there are active cases, 1,010,405 tests compared to 1,093,242 active cases.

California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona posted the highest counts and account for 52.5 percent of the new cases:

  • California — 7,906 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 6,896 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,959 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m.,  6,135 yesterday
  • Florida — 6,093 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 5,264 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,228 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 3,076 yesterday.

     

These southeastern states accounted for an additional 14.8 percent of the new cases:

  • Georgia — 1,874 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 2,207 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,755 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 1,324 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,663 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 1,537 yesterday
  • Alabama — 879 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 1,734 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 680 new cases in past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m., 675 yesterday.

     

The number of “critical/serious” cases has not increased. In fact it is lower in the past seven days than it was in the previous seven days — 15,935 cases as of 12:01 a.m. today.



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