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Coronavirus: The Numbers — August 2020

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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 oiutbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. We thank him for allowing Creative Loafing to publish his results.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.60 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.41 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.13 percent of the U.S. population.

The 5,271,287 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 cases — 1,361,249 cases or 25.8 percent, 26.4 percent yesterday
  • recovered cases — 3,745,152 individuals or 70.5 percent, 70.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • deaths — 163,886 deaths or 3.1 percent, 3.1 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



When you hear about the 5.2 Million COVID-19 cases being bounced around by the mainstream media, as of today, divide that number by four and that’s close to the number of actual active cases.

While new cases grew by 54,345 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 13,562 cases, offset by the 66,521 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column. This is now the 17th straight day of higher recovery numbers vs. new cases!

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 67,555,728, with 614,133 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

Dividing all the tests conducted to-date by the number of positive COVID-19 cases identified, for every 100 tests administered, 8 individuals have tested positive. On June 1, approximately 75 days ago, for every 100 tests administered, 17 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. That is a dramatic drop. However, back in June, an individual essentially had to be experiencing symptoms to be tested whereas today, any one that wants to be tested can be tested.  That said, the incidence level of COVID-19 has declined among those being tested.

Also, FYI, on June 1, the number of tests completed in the U.S. totaled just over 17 million.  Between then and today, 50 million more tests have been conducted.

The four expansion states,, the four top states to post the highest counts, account for 44.5 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 149, or 49 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 9,090 new cases, 11,945 yesterday
  • Texas — 6,305 new cases,  7,976 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,109 new cases, 5,831 yesterday
  • Arizona — 706 new cases, 1,214 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.3 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  129 — or 29 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

Georgia — 3,565 new cases, 3,536 yesterday — fourth highest state count today

  • South Carolina — 844 new cases, 972 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 249 new cases, 1,430 yesterday
  • Alabama — 935 new cases, 831 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,081 new cases, 644 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.2 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 — 773 new cases, 711 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 372 new cases, 360 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 293 new cases, 392 yesterday
  • Michigan — 476 new cases, 907 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 902 new cases, 792 yesterday.



Five more states posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,645 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,179 cases
  • Tennessee — 1,478 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,472 new cases
  • Kentucky — 1,152 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,386 compared to the 1,504 deaths posted yesterday. 44.5 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 17,320 as of 12:01am today.  The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the main stream of society now totals 3,746,152 — that is 175 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.58 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.41 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.11 percent of the U.S. population.

The 5,216,942 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 — 1,374,811 cases or 26.4 percent, 26.8 percent yesterday
  • Recovered cases — 3,679,631 individuals or 70.5 percent, 70.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Death — 162,500 deaths or 3.1 percent, 3.1 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 54,519 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 11,014 cases offset by the 64,029 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column. This is now the 16th straight day of higher recovery numbers vs. new cases!

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 66,944,595, with 765,980 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

The four expansion states,, the four top states to post the highest counts, account for 49.5 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 166 — or 66 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 11,945 new cases, 10,752 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,976 new cases,  6,401 yesterday
  • Florida — 5,831 new cases, 4,155 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,214 new cases, 600 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.6 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  143 — or 43 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

Georgia — 3,536 new cases, 2,429 yesterday, the fourth highest state count today

  • South Carolina — 972 new cases, 724 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,430 new cases, 1,164 yesterday
  • Alabama — 831 new cases, 1,686 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 644 new cases, 476 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.8 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 33 — or 67 percent Below Proportionate “Average” in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 711 new cases, 593 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 360 new cases, 472 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 392 new cases, 275 yesterday
  • Michigan — 907 new cases, 580 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 792 new cases, 957 yesterday.



Five more states posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,549 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,164 cases
  • Tennessee — 1,001 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,093 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,031 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,504 compared to the 569 deaths that posted yesterday, 49.5 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states. Nursing homes in Texas and Florida are contributing a sizable portion of the deaths.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 17,339. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered now totals 3,379,631, that is 168 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.56 percent of the population.  The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.41 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.09 percent of the U.S. population.

Yesterday, a person I greatly admire sent some rich observations based on the numbers published in this column each day.  David Bradley serves as the President/CEO of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

David observed in yesterday's numbers:

  • The least active cases since July 17th
  • The least new cases since July 6th
  • Fourteen straight days of higher recovery numbers vs. new cases.



He is smack on target with the observations. Athens is a haven of creativity and innovation and it is that asset — creativity and innovation — that will drive business growth post-COVID!

Here are today’s numbers:

The 5,162,423 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 — 1,385,825 cases or 26.8 percent, 27.3 percent yesterday
  • Recovered cases — 3,615,602 individuals or 70.1 percent, 69.6 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 160,996 deaths or 3.1 percent, 3.1 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 49,800 in the past 24 hours as of this morning, the total number of active cases declined by 12,340 cases, offset by the 61,671 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.  This is now the fifteenth straight day of higher recovery numbers vs. new cases!

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 66,178,615, with 745,364 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

The four expansion states,, the four top states to post the highest counts, account for 44.0 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 147, or 47 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • California — 10,752 new cases, 6,836 yesterday
  • Texas — 6,401 new cases,  5,803 yesterday
  • Florida — 4,155 new cases, 6,229 yesterday
  • Arizona — 600 new cases, 816 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.0 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  137, or 37 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 2,429 new cases, 3,169 yesterday — the fourth highest state count again today
  • South Carolina — 724 new cases, 975 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,164 new cases, 1,166 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,686 new cases, 1,161 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 476 new cases, 527 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.8 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 33, or 67 percent aelow proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 593 new cases, 604 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 472 new cases, 192 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 275 new cases, 329 yesterday
  • Michigan — 580 new cases, 535 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 957 new cases, 646 yesterday.



Three more states posted more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,319 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,202 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,682 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 569, compared to the 534 deaths posted yesterday. 52.7 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 17,589.. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now totals 3,615,602, that is 161 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.55 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.42 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.08 percent of the U.S. population.

Today, the mainstream media could be Chicken Little with the cry, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” MSM is obsessed with announcing that the U.S. COVID cases tops over five million individuals. Too bad they will not acknowledge the rest of the story — that of those five million individuals, nearly 70 percent — 3.5 million —have recovered! The number of active cases is now below 1.4 million and the percentage of individuals passing has dropped to 3.2 percent.

The 5,112,623 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning breaks down in terms of status as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,398,165 cases or 27.3 percent, 27.8 percent yesterday
  • Recovered cases — 3,554,031 individuals or 69.6 percent, 69.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 160,427 deaths or 3.1 percent, 3.1 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 47,849 in the past 24 hours as of this morning, the total number of active cases declined by 8,885 cases offset by the 56,200 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 65,433,251, with 733,704 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

Over the weekend I posted a “thank you” to all the healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. This week, let’s take a moment and thank not only all of the healthcare workers, but the other personnel, whether directing traffic, keeping people in line, or running the testing centers. Think, too, about the individuals in the labs processing the tests and those clerical workers in the offices making sure you are notified of your test results!

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 41.1 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 137, or 37 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 6,836 new cases, 7,031 yesterday
  • Texas — 5,803 new cases,  6,892 yesterday
  • Florida — 6,229 new cases, 8,502 yesterday
  • Arizona — 816 new cases, 1,054 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 — 3,169 new cases, 4,423 yesterday, fourth highest state count today
  • South Carolina — 975 new cases, 1,241 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,166 new cases, 1,699 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,161 new cases, 1,800 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 527 new cases, 1,210 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 — 604 new cases, 837 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 192 new cases, 256 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 329 new cases, 420 yesterday
  • Michigan — 535 new cases, 721 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 646 new cases, 588 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,382 new cases
  • Louisiana — 2,653 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,127 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,041 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 534 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 976 deaths that posted yesterday. 48.7 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states. FYI, in both Wall Street Journal and New York Times, there are stories about significant increases in nursing home deaths in Texas and Florida.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 17,812 as of 12:01 a.m. today.  The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now totals 3,554,031, that is, 154 percent more than the number of individuals currently active with COVID-19.

Just as we celebrate and acknowledge cancer survivors, the next time you are out in public, take a moment and share, “Let’s celebrate the 3.5 million+ individuals who are now COVID-19 virus-free survivors.”

Was Chicken Little ever known to be right?

Sunday, August 9, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.52 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.42 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.06 percent of the U.S. population.

This next week will be interesting!

Active cases will likely dip below 1.3 million. Recovered cases will cross over 3.5 million. And the projected number of COVID-19 deaths issued by numerous sources and quoted throughout the mainstream media predicted to top over 200,000 by August 15 will not take place.

In terms of percentages, the number of COVID-19 recoveries post over 70 percent and the number of active cases will continue to decline. It is very possible that that the percentage of deaths among the cases tracked will decline nationally below three percent.

The number of tests this week will top over 65 million — that translates to one out-of-every four adults 18+ in the U.S. will have been tested.

Here are the specific stats for today:

The 5,064,774 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 — 1,407,050 cases, or 27.8 percent, 28.3 percent yesterday
  • Recovered cases — 3,497,831 individuals, or 69.1 percent, 68.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 159,893 deaths, or 3.1 percent, 3.2 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 54,139 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 14,200 cases offset by the 67,413 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into recovery

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 64,610,547, with 711,189 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 43.3 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 145, or 45 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 7,031 new cases, 7,904 yesterday
  • Texas — 6,892 new cases, 7,675 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,502 new cases, 7,686 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,054 new cases, 1,406 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 19.1 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 201, or 101 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 4,423 new cases, 4,109 yesterday; fourth highest state count today
  • South Carolina — 1,241 new cases, 1,422 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,699 new cases, 1,778 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,800 new cases, 1,709 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,210 new cases, 1,036 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.2 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 — 837 new cases, 823 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 256 new cases, 320 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 420 new cases, 417 yesterday
  • Michigan — 721 new cases, 814 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 588 new cases, 784 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 2,190 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,756 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,803 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,289 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,307 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,033 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,165 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 976 compared to 1,290 deaths that posted yesterday. 52.0 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,020. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now totals 3,497,831, that is 149 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.42 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.43 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.04 percent of the U.S. population.

As done each Saturday, a slightly different format is used to expand on the local numbers. In addition to national numbers, the region's area comprised of the following is highlighted:

The primary five counties of the Greater Atlanta area — Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties — and the six counties of the Greater Athens area — Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, and 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 attributed to COVID-19, according to local authorities.


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 either directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19, according to local authorities. More than 70 percent of year-to-date COVID-19 cases in Greater Athens have now recovered.


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


Here is a specific breaks of the stats for the six Greater Athens counties.


Nationally, while new cases grew by 63,246 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 15,984 cases, offset by the 77,940 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into recovery.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 63,899,358, with 756,238 tests completed in the last 24 hours. In the last week, the number of tests completed in the U.S. increased by 5,619,258.

Please take a moment today and in the coming week to let the healthcare workers you know — and the healthcare workers you see in public — that they are championed as heroes! And they are!

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 39.0 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 130, or 30 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 7,904 new cases, 8,505 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,675 new cases, 7,330 yesterday
  • Florida — 7,686 new cases, 7,650 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,406 new cases, 1,444 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.9 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 167, or 67 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 4,109 new cases, 3,182 yesterday — fourth highest state count today
  • South Carolina — 1,422 new cases, 1,325 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,778 new cases, 1,782 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,709 new cases, 1,938 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,036 new cases, 956 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.0 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 — 823 new cases, 789 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 320 new cases, 377 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 417 new cases, 231 yesterday
  • Michigan — 814 new cases, 763 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 784 new cases, 802 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 2,106 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,500 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,432 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,204 new cases
  • Virginia — 2,015 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,239 new cases
  • Arkansas — 1,011 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,290 compared to 1,203 deaths that posted yesterday. 52.3 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,202. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now totals 3,430,418, that is 141 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Friday, August 7, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.50 percent of the U.S. population.The number of active COVID-19 cases represents 0.43 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.04 percent of the U.S. population.

The 4,947,339 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 — 1,437,234 cases or 29.1 percent, 29.6 percent yesterday, this is the 10th day in a row of a continued decline of active cases!
  • Recovered cases — 3,352,478 individuals or 67.8 percent, 67.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 157,627 deaths or 3.1 percent, 3.2 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 58,611 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 11,449 cases offset, by the 68,857 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 63,143,120, with 761,825 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

The mainstream media is struggling to find news COVID-19 headline stories. Appearing in the Wall Street Journal this morning is a story titled, “Questions Over Testing Cloud Improving Case Count.”I thought the story was about reporting issues that happened earlier this week in a couple of districts in California with public testing site locations, but I was wrong. The story asserts that the declining COVID case counts are because the number of individuals being tested overall “could” be declining.

The average number of tests being completed in the U.S. now averages 750,000+. Last Saturday more than 1 million tests were completed in 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 42.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. today. These four states account for 29.9 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, today they index at 142, or 42 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 8,505 new cases, 5,559 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,330 new cases …9,625 yesterday
  • Florida — 7,650 new cases, 5,409 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,444 new cases, 1,698 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.7 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 165, or 65 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,182 new cases, 3,765 yesterday; fourth highest state count today
  • South Carolina — 1,325 new cases, 1,282 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,782 new cases, 1,144 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,938 new cases, 952 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 956 new cases, 1,245 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 61 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 789 new cases, 688 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 377 new cases, 513 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 231 new cases, 440 yesterday
  • Michigan — 763 new cases, 718 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 802 new cases, 727 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,953 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,303 new cases
  • Tennessee — 2,252 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,165 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,040 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,179 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,203 compared to the 1,311 deaths that posted yesterday. 42.5 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states — California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,296 as of this morning.The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now totals 3,352,478, that is, 133 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Yesterday, I spoke with a regular reader of this column. He specifically asked how COVID-19 deaths stack up against deaths from ongoing threats like cancer, cardiac arrest, and stroke in the United States. He noted that you rarely hear the other conditions mentioned on the news and in public dialogue.

He asks a very good question.

As of this morning the number of deaths directly and indirectly related to COVID-19 totals 156,424. This daily tally has been tracked and reported in the U.S. since January, 2020.

Keep in mind, this also includes “indirectly-related” deaths. A share of deaths triggered by cardiac failure and/or strokes are being counted in the 156,424 number because the individual might also have been COVID-19 active.

Between January 1st and July 31st, here in the U.S.:

  • 377,416 individuals have died from heart disease
  • 354,013 individuals have died from cancer
  • 81,670 individuals have died from a stroke
  • 41,405 individuals have died from a drug overdose
  • 28,764 individuals have died from an auto accident.



These counts come from 2020 numbers released by CDC, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

As of this morning, the number of TOTAL tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.48 percent of the U.S. population.  The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.43 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.04 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked flu cases in 2019-2020 represented 16.92 percent of the U.S. population.

The 4,888,728 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 — 1,448,683 cases  or 29.6 percent, 30.3 percent yesterday
  • Recovered cases — 3,283,621 individuals or 67.2 percent, 66.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 156,424 deaths or 3.2 percent, 3.2 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 55,148 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 17,697 cases, offset by the 71,534 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 62,381,295, with 759,379 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 40.4 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, this morning they index at 135 — or 35 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 5,559 new cases, 5,156 yesterday
  • Texas — 9,625 new cases,  11,210 yesterday
  • Florida — 5,409 new cases, 5,446 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,698 new cases, 1,008 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning… these five States account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 160 — or 60 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,765 new cases, 2,413 yesterday — 4th highest state count this morning
  • South Carolina — 1,282 new cases, 1,239 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,144 new cases, 2,117 yesterday
  • Alabama — 952 new cases, 1,041 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,245 new cases, 1,034 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning… these five States account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 32 — or 68 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 688 new cases, 850 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 513 new cases, 179 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 440 new cases, 546 yesterday
  • Michigan — 718 new cases, 801 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 727 new cases, 828 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,759 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,482 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,657 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,189 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,111 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,101 new cases.

     

The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,311 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,362 deaths that posted yesterday. 53.5 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states There are a number of sources reporting that the death counts have risen largely as a result of COVID-19 affecting nursing homes in Florida, South Texas and parts of California.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,424 as of this morning.  The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now totals 3,283,621, that is 127 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19. For every person that has died of COVID-19 to-date, 21 individuals have survived.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.46 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.44 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 0.98 percent of the U.S. population.

The 4,833,580 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 — 1,466,380 cases or 30.3 percent, 31.0 percent yesterday
  • Recovered cases — 3,212,087 individuals or 66.5 percent, 65.8 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 155,113 deaths or 3.2 percent, 3.3 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 54,504 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 13,737 cases, offset by the 66,879 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 61,621,916 — 682,194 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 41.9 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, this morning they index at 140, or 40 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 5,156 new cases, 6,344 yesterday
  • Texas — 11,210 new cases, 6,997 yesterday
  • Florida — 5,446 new cases, 4,752 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,008 new cases, 1,030 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 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. 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 — 2,413 new cases, 2,258 yesterday, the fourth highest state count this morning
  • South Carolina — 1,239 new cases, 1,163 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,117 new cases, 981 yesterday — fifth highest state count this morning
  • Alabama — 1,041 new cases, 1,217 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,034 new cases, 572 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. These five states account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 34, or 66 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 850 new cases, 695 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 179 new cases, 418 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 546 new cases, 199 yesterday
  • Michigan — 801 new cases, 613 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 828 new cases, 899 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,471 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,873 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,806 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,145 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,352 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,362 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 568 deaths that posted yesterday. 52.3 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,407 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now totals 3,212,087, that is 119 percent MORE than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.45 percent of the population in the United States. The number of active tracked COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population. The number of survivors of COVID-19 represents 0.95 percent of the U.S. population.

The 4,779,076 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date now breaks down in terms of status as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,494,443 cases or 31.6 percent, 31.6 percent yesterday
  • Fully-recovered — 3,082,828 individuals or 65.2 percent, 65.8 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 153,183 deaths or 3.3 percent, 3.3 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 48,622 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 14,326 cases offset by the 62,380 individuals who survived COVID-19 and have been moved into recovery.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals just shy of 61 million, with more than a million — 1,004,214 — completed in the past 24 hours.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 39.3 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 131 or 31 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 6,344 new cases, 9,397 yesterday
  • Texas — 6,997 new cases,  4,618 yesterday
  • Florida — 4,752 new cases, 7,104 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,030 new cases, 1,465 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.7 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 134 or 34 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 2,258 new cases, 3,165 yesterday, fourthth highest state count today
  • South Carolina — 1,163 new cases, 1,189 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 981 new cases, 1,673 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,217 new cases, 2,095 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 572 new cases, 672 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 5.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, they account for 17.6 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 33 or 67 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 695 new cases, 467 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 418 new cases, 245 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 199 new cases, 418 yesterday
  • Michigan — 613 new cases, 429 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 899 new cases, 570 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,298 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,099 new cases
  • Tennessee — 1,009 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,324 new cases
  • Washington — 1,085 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,593 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 568. compared to 467 deaths that posted yesterday. 54.6 percent of the deaths took place in California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,725..  The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total ACTIVE cases.

The number of those who have recovered and are back in the main stream of society now totals 3,145,208 — that is 112 percent MORE than the number of individuals that are currently ACTIVE with COVID-19.

The number of individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 will likely reach a new record number tomorrow with two-thirds of all COVID-19 patients tracked having battled COVID-19 and survived.

By the way, in this morning’s Wall Street Journal, a UCLA physician who has been very involved working with COVID-19 wrote an editorial. He concludes with this message, “And what should be done about the mass media and public derision that is haunting leaders and vexing citizens?  Everyone needs to simply stop participating. We need to get off this treadmill.”

Monday, August 3, 2020

To anchor readers again, the numbers reported in this column are derived from a combination of real-time updates received from Johns Hopkins, CDC, World Health Organization, United Nations COVID Tracking Reports and Worldometer. On an individual state level, each state’s Department of Public Health is resourced. The EXPERIENCE team tracks these numbers multiple times over the course of a day.

As of today 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.43 percent of the U.S. population. The number of active COVID-19 cases represents 0.45 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 0.93 percent of the U.S. population.

The 4,730,454 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 — 1,494,443 cases or 31.6 percent, 32.3 percent yesterday
  • Fully-recovered — 3,082,828 individuals or 65.2 percent, 63.9 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 153,183 deaths or 3.3 percent, 3.3 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 49,038 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 16,708 cases, offset by the 65,279 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into recovery.

Last Monday a total of 1,539,063 active cases was cited in this column. Today, the number of active cases has declined to 1,494,443, or, a decline of 44,620 cases

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 59,935,508 to-date. A total of 708,699 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 46.1 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 154 — or 54 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 9,397 new cases, 7,382 yesterday
  • Texas — 4,618 new cases,  6,720 yesterday
  • Florida — 7,104 new cases, 9,642 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,465 new cases, 2,992 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 17.9 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 188 — or 88 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,165 new cases, 3,660 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,189 new cases, 1,583 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,673 new cases, 1,264yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,095 new cases, 1,625 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 672 new cases, 1,134 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.3 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 24 — or 76 percent below proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • New York — 467 new cases, 643 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 245 new cases, 269 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 418 new cases, 438 yesterday
  • Michigan — 429 new cases, 758 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 570 new cases, 681 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,467 new cases
  • Louisiana — 3,467 new cases — 4th highest state count today
  • Tennessee — 1,443 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,131 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 total 467 as of this morning, compared to the 1,123 deaths posted yesterday. 41.3 percent of the deaths took place in the four expansion states — California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,673 as of this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

Those who have recovered and are back in the mainstream now total 3,082,828, that is 106 percent more than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

As of this morning, the number of TOTAL tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.42 percent of the 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 0.91 percent of the U.S. population.

The 4,622,987 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. break down in terms of status as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,511,151 cases or 32.3 percent, 33.4 percent yesterday
  • Fully-recovered — 3,017,549 individuals or 63.9 percent, 63.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Deaths — 152,716 deaths or 3.3 percent, 3.3 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



While new cases grew by 58,429 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 5,923 cases, offset by the 673,259 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into recovery.

The number of tests administered here in the U.S. now totals 59,226,909 to-date. A total of 635,857 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 45.7 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-19 cases.

  • California — 7,382 new cases, 7,878 yesterday
  • Texas — 6,720 new cases, 9,750 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,642 new cases, 9,007 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,992 new cases, 3,212 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 15.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population. As a group, they index at 167 or 67 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

  • Georgia — 3,660 new cases, 4,066 yesterday — 4th highest state count again today
  • South Carolina — 1,583 new cases, 1,444 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,264 new cases, 2,012 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,625 new cases, 1,961 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,134 new cases, 1,168 yesterday.



The five early case states account for 4.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. 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 — 643 new cases, 745 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 269 new cases, 559 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 428 new cases, 514 yesterday
  • Michigan — 758 new cases, 793 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 681 new cases, 934 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,639 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,352 new cases
  • Maryland — 1,019 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,062 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,244 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,123 as of this morning, compared to 1,462 deaths that posted yesterday. More than half, 56.7 percent, of the deaths took place in the four expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 18,750 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 3,017,549, double the number of individuals than are currently active with COVID-19.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

As of this morning, the number of total tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.40 percent of the 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 0.89 percent of the U.S. population.

With every Saturday I offer presentation of the local numbers by breaking down those of two major areas — the greater Atlanta metro area and its five primary counties — Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton — and greater Athens including its six contributing counties — Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethorpe.

The table below provides the number 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.

The number of cases year-to-date in the five Atlanta counties account for 35.1 percent of the 186,352 COVID-19 cases tracked to-date statewide in Georgia. The five Atlanta counties account for 35.7 percent of the Georgia population.

The number of cases year-to-date in the six greater Athens counties account for 2.4 percent of the 186,352 COVID-19 cases tracked to-date statewide in Georgia. As a group, the six greater Athens counties account for 3.4 percent of the Georgia population.

Recovered cases in greater Athens represent more than double the number of active cases as of this morning!.


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. Nearly two-thirds of year-to-date COVID-19 cases in greater Athens have now recovered.


Here is a specific breakdown of the stats for the five Atlanta counties. Note that the number of active cases in all the counties has declined in the past week (August 1 vs. July 25), similar to what is happening country-wide in the U.S.


Here is a specific breaks of the stats for the greater Athens six counties. The number of active cases has declined in Athens-Clarke County, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties as compared to the active count posting last Saturday July 25.


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 70,904 new active COVID-19 cases. However, the total number of new cases tracked has been offset by the 74,388 individuals who moved into RECOVERY based on the national 14-day recovery period. The number of active COVID-19 cases again decreased by 4,946 individuals — a daily decrease that has taken place four days in a row.

A new record number of tests completed in 24 hours took place yesterday in the U.S. Over one million tests were conducted in the past 24 hour — 1,067,190. The total number of test completed in the U.S. now tops out over 58 million — 58,591,052. Essentially one out of every four adults have taken a COVID-19 test.

The four expansion states, or, the four top states to recently post the highest counts, account for 42.1 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, this morning they index at 141, or 41 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID cases.

  • California — 7,878 new cases, 8,174 yesterday
  • Texas — 9,750 new cases,  8,843 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,007 new cases, 9,956 yesterday
  • Arizona — 3,212 new cases, 2,525 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 hours as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. These five states account for 9.5 percent of the U.S. population.  As a group, they index at 158, or 58 percent above proportionate average in the posting of new COVID-19 cases.

Georgia — 4,066 new cases, 3,936 yesterday — 4th highest state count again this morning

  • South Carolina — 1,444 new cases, 1,726 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,012 new cases, 2,588 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,961 new cases, 1,980 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,168 new cases, 1,775 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. this morning. 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 — 745 new cases, 940 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 559 new cases, 432 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 514 new cases, 414 yesterday
  • Michigan — 793 new cases, 807 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 934 new cases, 869 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,980 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,799 new cases
  • Tennessee — 3,088 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,531 new cases
  • Maryland — 1,169 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,547 new cases
  • Nevada — 1,264 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 total 1,462 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to 1,465 deaths that posted yesterday… More than half — 55.4 percent — of the deaths took place in the four expansion states — California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.

The number of “critical/serious” cases total 17,958 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 2,954,290 — that is 95 percent more individuals that have recovered than are currently active with COVID-19.



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