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Coronavirus 2020: September

A daily tally of COVID-19 numbers

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. We thank him for allowing Creative Loafing to publish his results.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

It is very unfortunate when political leadership from both sides of the table fail to extend thanks and recognize the hard work of healthcare workers dedicated to fighting COVID-19. It is unfortunate when business gets labeled as bad and the day-to-day workforce delivering goods and ringing up registers have to watch as two men sling accusations at one another in what is supposed to be a debate.

I don’t care if you vote red or blue, it is critical that leadership on both sides gets out of self-stroking and living in basements and acknowledges that there are a hell of a lot of people that are doing some wonderful things each and every day despite COVID-19.

On this Wednesday morning, I extend thanks to all who have been able to work through this challenge and make each day one where there is still a future of hope… laughter… creativity… and joy!

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.20 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.80 percent of the U.S. population.

The 7,273,941 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 breaks down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,950,264 individuals, or 81.8 percent, 81.8 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • active cases — 1,119,195 cases, or 15.4 percent, 15.4 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 204,482 deaths, or 2.8 percent, 2.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 44,227
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 36,447
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 6,803
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 771,516, for a new total of 106,173,222
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 i increased by 977, compared to the 355 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 36.0 percent took place yesterday in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 129
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,206, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


Today’s numbers:

The three largest states account for 27.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… the states represent 27.8 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 100:

  • Texas — 5,995 new cases, 4,985 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,266 new cases, 738 yesterday
  • California — 3,030 new cases, 3,166 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 11.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 93:

  • South Carolina — 1,179 new cases, 568 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,025 new cases, 596 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 889 new cases, 868 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 879 new cases, 737 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 589 new cases, 190 yesterday
  • Alabama — 571 new cases, 662 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 57:

  • Pennsylvania — 1,576 new cases, 875 yesterday
  • New York — 1,197 new cases, 996 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 512 new cases, 430 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 383 new cases, 727 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 16.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes slightly above average at 105:

  • Wisconsin — 2,367 new cases, 1,726 yesterday
  • Illinois — 1,362 new cases, 1,709 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,118 new cases, 1,329 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,031 new cases, 934 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 809 new cases …904 yesterday
  • Indiana — 744 new cases, 1,709 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today… the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant high above average at 202:

  • Missouri — 2,080 new cases, 924 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,025 new cases, 861 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 706 new cases, 807 yesterday
  • Iowa — 651 new cases, 461 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 466 new cases, 515 yesterday
  • Kansas — 432 new cases, 1,571 yesterday.


Despite political immaturity… reach out across the aisle and seek common goals and celebrate common achievements!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.19 percent. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.79 percent.

To put these numbers in perspective, as of today, and, essentially nine months into the coronavirus pandemic hitting the U.S., 97.81 percent of the population has not tested positive for COVID-19.

The 7,229,714 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Recovered — 5,913,817 individuals, or 81.8 percent or 5,913,817 individuals, 81.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,112,392 cases, or 15.4 percent or, 15.5 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 203,505 deaths, or 2.8 percent or, 2.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 37,418
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 38,003
  • New active COVID-19 cases decreased by 940
  • New tests administered increased by 1,066,544, for a total of 105,401,706
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 355 compared to the 236 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 31.0 percent in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 112.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,065. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


Yesterday, I provided readers with the percent testing active with COVID-19 over the past week. I thought readers would find it interesting to see the numbers for Saturday-Monday numbers:

  • Sep 22 - 28 — 4.7 percent — 289,656 positive cases tracked from 6,168,553 tests administered
  • Sep 26 - 29 — 4.0 percent — 114,406 positive cases tracked from 2,854,351 tests administered.


A couple of observations regarding the numbers below:

  1. As high as the new COVID case counts are in the three largest states, we have to remember that they are the three largest states and they index below proportionate average — index below 100
  2. The incidence level in Georgia has dropped significantly from where the state was just 30 days ago
  3. While Central Plains states are talked about regarding “a new regional COVID outbreak,” even though the states post a comparatively high index, the population in all six states represents only 6.0 percent. It does not take much in COVID numbers to raise the index.


Today’s numbers:

The three largest states account for 21.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 77:

  • Texas — 4,085 new cases, 1,361 yesterday
  • California — 3,166 new cases, 2,513 yesterday…
  • Florida — 738 new cases, 1,882 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 9.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 78:

  • North Carolina — 868 new cases, 1,290 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 737 new cases, 2,104 yesterday
  • Alabama — 662 new cases, 730 yesterday
  • Georgia — 596 new cases, 812 yesterday… one of the first days in the past 90 days where the total post below 1,000
  • South Carolina — 568 new cases, 614 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 190 new cases, 182 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.1 percent of the new cases… the states represent 14.6 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 55:

  • New York — 996 new cases, 894 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 875 new cases, 832 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 727 new cases, 639 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 430 new cases, 592 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 20.0 percent of the new cases… the states represent 16.0 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 125…

  • Wisconsin — 1,726 new cases, 2,217 yesterday
  • Illinois — 1,709 new cases, 1,604 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,709 new cases, 901 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,329 new cases, 482 yesterday
  • Ohio — 934 new cases, 957 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 904 new cases …1,075 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 13.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant high above average at 228:

  • Kansas — 1,571 new cases, 934 yesterday
  • Missouri — 924 new cases, 1,199 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 861 new cases, 823 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 807 new cases, 487 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 515 new cases, 467 yesterday
  • Iowa — 461 new cases, 953 yesterday.
     

Monday, September 28, 2020

As of 12:01 am. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.18 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.78 percent.

The 7,192,296 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,875,814 individuals, 81.7 percent, 81.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,113,232 cases, 15.5 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 203,150 deaths, 2.8 percent, 2.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 33,782
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 31,857
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 1,649 new cases.
  • New tests increased by 759,639, with a new total of 104,335,162
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 236, compared to the 736 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 23.9 percent took place yesterday in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 86
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,130, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


On the weekly tracking level, the percentage of individuals testing positive with COVID-19 on a national level in the U.S. is declining:

  • Aug 11 - 17 — 6.6 percent
  • Aug 18 - 24 — 5.9 percent
  • Aug 25 - 31 — 5.3 percent
  • Sep 1 - 7 — 5.2 percent
  • Sep 8 - 14 — 5.0 percent
  • Sep 15 - 21 — 4.9 percent
  • Sep 22 - 28 — 4.7 percent, 289,656 positive cases tracked from 6,168,553 tests administered.


While the daily totals of positive cases have registered higher in the past week than the week prior, the number of tests conducted on an average daily level has increased dramatically, too. The re-opening of educational centers and schools, combined with the relaunch of sports, is driving the increase of tests. The predictions of a very significant increase of positive COVID-19 cases as a result of the schools re-opening has not surfaced.

The three largest states account for 17.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 61:

  • California — 2,513 new cases, 3,404 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,882 new cases, 2,795 yesterday
  • Texas — 1,361 new cases, 2,227 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 17.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 136:

  • Tennessee — 2,104 new cases, 1,437 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,290 new cases, 1,759 yesterday
  • Georgia — 812 new cases, 1,359 yesterday… one of the first days in the past 90 days with the total posting 1,000
  • Alabama — 730 new cases, 933 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 614 new cases, 1,371 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 182 new cases, 645 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 60…

  • New York — 894 new cases, 1,007 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 832 new cases, 885 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 639 new cases, 719 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 592 new cases, 569 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 21.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 138…

  • Wisconsin — 2,217 new cases, 2,817 yesterday
  • Illinois — 1,604 new cases, 2,441 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,075 new cases …1,470 yesterday
  • Ohio — 957 new cases, 1,101 yesterday
  • Indiana — 901 new cases, 1,141 yesterday
  • Michigan — 482 new cases, 996 yesterday


The six Central Plains states account for 14.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant high above average at 240…

  • Missouri — 1,199 new cases, 1,476 yesterday
  • Iowa — 953 new cases, 861 yesterday
  • Kansas — 934 new cases, 696 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 823 new cases, 990 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 487 new cases, 809 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 467 new cases, 434 yesterday


Sunday, September 27, 2020

As of 12:01 am. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.17 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.77 percent.

The 7,158,514 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,843,957 individuals or 81.7 percent, 81.6 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • active cases — 1,111,683 cases, or 15.5 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 202,874 deaths, 2.8 percent, 2.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 43,206
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 39,282
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 3,187
  • New tests increased by 1,028,16, for a total of 103,575,523. Wednesday-Saturday numbers indicate a national positive COVID-19 rate resulting from the tests administered of 4.7 percent. The rate from last week as reported in this column this past Monday was 5.0 percent.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 736, compared to the 895 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 35.1 percent took place yesterday in California, Texas and Florida. The death count in those three states indexes at 126.
  • New “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,096, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


The three largest states account for 19.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 70…

  • California — 3,404 new cases, 4,078 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,795 new cases, 2,847 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,227 new cases, 4,646 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 17.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 139…

  • North Carolina — 1,759 new cases, 1,693 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,437 new cases, 1,910 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,371 new cases, 1,195 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,359 new cases, 1,468 yesterday.
  • Alabama — 933 new cases, 2,452 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 645 new cases, 722 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 7.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 51…

  • New York — 1,007 new cases, 984 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 885 new cases, 830 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 719 new cases, 577 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 569 new cases, 488 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 23.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 144…

  • Wisconsin — 2,817 new cases, 2,504 yesterday
  • Illinois — 2,441 new cases, 2,805 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,470 new cases …1,177 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,101 new cases, 1,147 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,141 new cases, 1,171 yesterday
  • Michigan — 996 new cases, 1,040 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 11.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant high above average at 187:

  • Missouri — 1,476 new cases, 1,765 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 990 new cases, 1,276 yesterday
  • Iowa — 861 new cases, 1,132 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 809 new cases, 897 yesterday
  • Kansas — 696 new cases, 1,185 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 434 new cases, 431 yesterday.


Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Atlanta and Athens regional numbers are again included in the Saturday release. The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting consistent numbers again.

Greater Atlanta area:
There are currently 5,040 Active COVID-19 cases in the five county greater metro Atlanta area, which represents 0.13 percent of the population:

  • Fulton County — 1,3454 cases or 0.12 percent of the county population
  • Dekalb County — 918 cases or 0.11 percent of the county population
  • Gwinnett County — 1,437 cases or 0.15 percent of the county population
  • Cobb County — 1,039 cases or 0.13 percent of the county population
  • Clayton County — 301 cases or 0.10 percent of the county population.


Greater Athens area:
There are currently 1,204 Active COVID-19 cases in the six county greater Athens area, which represents 0.32 percent of the population:

  • Athens-Clarke County — 618 cases or 0.48 percent of the county population
  • Oconee County — 79 cases or 0.19 percent of the county population
  • Barrow County — 193 cases or 0.23 percent of the county population
  • Jackson County — 235 cases or 0.31 percent of the county population
  • Madison County — 81 cases or 0.27 percent of the county population
  • Oglethorpe County — 34 cases or 0.22 percent of the county population.


As of today 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States now totals 2.15 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.76 percent of the population.

The 7,115,308 individuals that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 5,804,675 individuals, or 81.6 percent, 81.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,108,496 cases, or 15.6 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 202,137 deaths, or 2.8 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 53,629
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 46,537
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 6,197
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 971,282, with a new total of 102,547,355, Tuesday-Friday numbers indicate a national positive COVID-19 rate resulting from the tests administered of 4.8 percent, the rate from last week as reported this past Monday was 5.0 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 895, compared to the 942 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 42.3 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states — California, Texas and Florida — where the death count indexes at 152.
  • New “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,141, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


The three largest states account for 21.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 78:

  • Texas — 4,646 new cases, 4,435 yesterday
  • California — 4,078 new cases, 3,266 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,847 new cases, 2,541 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 17.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 141:

  • Alabama — 2,452 new cases, 1,053 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,910 new cases, 835 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,693new cases, 1,688 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,468 new cases, 1,368 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,195 new cases, 1,021 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 722 new cases, 737 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 5.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 37:

  • New York — 984 new cases, 1,043 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 830 new cases, 840 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 577 new cases, 722 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 488 new cases, 481 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 18.4 percent of the new case, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes slightly above average at 115:

  • Illinois — 2,805 new cases, 2,257 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,504new cases, 2,392 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,177 new cases, 912 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,171 new cases, 899 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,147 new cases, 956 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,040 new cases, 1,078 yesterday.


Finally, the six Central Plains states account for 12.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant high above average at 248:

  • Missouri — 1,765 new cases, 1,670 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,276 new cases, 1,083 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,185 new cases, 1,470 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,132 new cases, 1,221 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 897 new cases, 1,086 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 431 new cases, 453 yesterday.


Friday, September 25, 2020

Yesterday, COVID-19 numbers broke new highs in multiple areas. As a result of changes in outbreak patterns, the state-by-state grouping of cases are changing with this report. Key to the changes:

  1. California, Texas, and Florida still dominate the case numbers by state, but we have to remember that these are the three largest states in the United States. Together they represent nearly 30 percent of the population and the incidence level of new COVID cases actually indexes below proportionate average
  2. Outbreak levels in Arizona are now small and the state has been removed from the states tracked
  3. Outbreak levels in Georgia have also significantly declined with Georgia now placed in a set of six southeastern states
  4. The initial outbreak states of the northeast now only include New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
  5. A Great Lakes group has been created that includes Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
  6. A Central Plains group has been created that includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Arkansas. Currently, this group is posting the highest indexed level of outbreaks.


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States now totals 2.14 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.74 percent of the population.

The 7,061,679 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivals — 5,758,138 individuals, or 81.5 percent, 81.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,102,299 cases, or 15.6 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 201,242 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 45,355
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 38,811
  • News active COVID-19 cases increased by 5,602
  • New tests administered increased by 993,983, for a total of 101,576,073. Monday through Thursday numbers indicate a national positive COVID-19 rate of 4.7 percent. Last week was 5.0 percent.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 942, compared to the 1,112 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 42.3 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states — California, Texas and Florida — where the death count indexes at 152.
  • New “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,156, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


With the new grouping, the number of cases from yesterday are noted only if tracked yesterday. I am citing the percentage that each grouping of states represents along with the index of the cases against the percentage of population. Keep in mind that an index of 100 is proportionate “average,” an index of 110 indicates that the case count is 10 percent “above proportionate average,” and an index of 90 indicates that the case count is 10 percent “below proportionate average."

The three largest states account for 22.6 percent of the new cases. The states represent 27.8 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 81:

  • Texas — 4,435 new cases, 4,272 yesterday
  • California — 3,266 new cases, 3,230 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,541 new cases, 2,590 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 14.8 percent of the new cases. The states represent 12.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes slightly above average at 115:

  • North Carolina — 1,688 new cases, 952 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,368 new cases, 1,457 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,053 new cases, 569 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,021 new cases, 897 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 835 new cases, 1,561 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 737 new cases, 552 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 6.8 percent of the new cases. The states represent 14.6 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 47:

  • New York — 1,043 new cases, 718 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 840 new cases, 870 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 722 new cases, 427 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 481 new cases, 543 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 18.7 percent of the new cases. The states represent 16.0 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes slightly above average at 117:

  • Wisconsin — 2,392 new cases, 1,767 yesterday
  • Illinois — 2,257 new cases, 1,848 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,078 new cases, 902 yesterday
  • Ohio — 956 new cases,
  • Minnesota — 912 new cases
  • Indiana — 899 new cases.


Finally, the six Central Plains states account for 12.5 percent of the new cases. The states represent 6.0 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant higher than above average at 248:

  • Missouri — 1,670 new cases, 1,428 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,083 new cases, 1,089 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,470 new cases, 1,300 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,221 new cases, 1,053 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,086 new cases,
  • Nebraska — 453 new cases.


I hope that the new groupings assists in understanding better what is taking place in this great country!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.12% of the U.S. population.  The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33% of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.73% of the U.S. population.

The 7,011,324 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 5,719,327 individuals, 81.5%, 81.5% yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,096,697 cases, 15.6%, 15.6% yesterday
  • Deaths — 200,300 deaths, or 2.9%, 2.9% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 41,616
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 35,004
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 5,500 cases
  • New tests increased by 900,117, for a  total of 100,582,090. While a small number of individuals who have participated in testing have received multiple tests, currently 40% of individuals age 18+ in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 test
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,112 compared to 969 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 51.5% took place yesterday in the five expansion states.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,086 , the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1% of the total active cases.
  • New survivors increased by 5,719,327.


Tomorrow, the below groupings of states will be reconfigured to better capture tracking sets.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 29.0% of the new cases:

  • Texas — 4,272 new cases, 4,269 yesterday
  • California — 3,230 new cases, 2,921 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,590 new cases, 2,470 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,457 new cases, 882 yesterday
  • Arizona — 439 new cases, 595 yesterday.


The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 10.9% of the new cases:

  • Tennessee — 1,561 new cases, 739 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 952 new cases, 1,168 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 897 new cases, 769 yesterday
  • Alabama — 569 new cases, 804 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 552 new cases, 465 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 8.2% of the new cases:

  • Michigan — 902 new cases, 695 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 870 new cases, 781 yesterday
  • New York — 718 new cases, 782 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 543 new cases, 173 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 427 new cases, 502 yesterday.


Six more states posted 1,000 or more cases:

  • Illinois — 1,848 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,762 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,428 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,300 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,089 new cases
  • Iowa — 1,053 new cases.


Again, the groupings of the states will be reconfigured in tomorrows release.  I think it will better assist readers in reviewing the numbers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.11 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.72 percent.

Today is an ominous day. The number of individuals in the U.S. who have been infected with COVID-19 will exceed 7 million. The number of COVID-19 deaths will exceed 200,000, and the number of tests administered in the U.S. will exceed 100 million.

The 6,974,708 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 break down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,684,323 individuals, or 81.5 percent, 81.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,091,197 cases, or 15.6 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 199,188 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 35,696
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 28,522
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 6,205
  • New tests administered increased by 772,198, for a total of 99,681,9735
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 969, compared to 388 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 32.5 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by14,059, representing 1.1 percent of the total active cases.


There are two expansion states — California and Texas — that continue to drive the new case numbers. There is also a set of Midwestern states — Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska — that are posting more than 1,000 new cases each day over the course of the last 10 days.

I do not want to sound like a broken record, but unlike what many see in rag newspaper headline news about students driving the new cases, a disproportionate number of the new cases are found among working class, first-entry into the U.S. groups that do not have ready access to healthcare and reside in multigenerational, tight community households. It’s harvest time in the midwest and migrant workers are doing the work. This is similar to outbreaks seen in France, Spain and Portugal in Europe with a migrant workforce.

The number of new cases in Georgia continues to decline despite mayors of university towns declaring that there is widespread outbreaks across the state.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 31.2 percent of the new cases:

  • Texas — 4,269 new cases, 2,713 yesterday
  • California — 2,921 new cases, 4,238 yesterday…
  • Florida — 2,470 new cases, 1,685 yesterday
  • Georgia — 882 new cases, 1,184 yesterday
  • Arizona — 595 new cases, 233 yesterday.


The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 11.1 percent of the new cases:

  • North Carolina — 1,168 new cases, 800 yesterday
  • Alabama — 804 new cases, 818 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 769 new cases, 416 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 739 new cases, 895 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 465 new cases, 192 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 8.2 percent of the new cases:

  • New York — 782 new cases, 732 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 781 new cases, 806 yesterday
  • Michigan — 695 new cases, 1,575 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 502 new cases, 448 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 173 new cases, 256 yesterday.


Four more states posted 1,000 or more cases:

  • Missouri — 2,106 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,672 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,531 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,164 new cases.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.09 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.32 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.70 percent of the population.

The 6,939,012 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 5,655,801 individuals, or 81.5 percent, 81.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,084,992 cases, or 15.6 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 198,219 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 36,372
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by25,280
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 10,704
  • New tests administered increased by 743,166, for a total of 98,909,775
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 388, compared to the 294 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 32.5 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased bu 14,041, representing 1.1 percent of the total active cases.


The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 27.6 percent of the new cases:

  • California — 4,238 new cases, 2,784 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,713 new cases, 2,058 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,685 new cases, 2,421 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,184 new cases, 1,134 yesterday
  • Arizona — 233 new cases, 467 yesterday.


The five southern states accounted for 8.6 percent of the new cases:

  • Tennessee — 895 new cases, 2,075 yesterday
  • Alabama — 818 new cases, 798 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 800 new cases, 1,333 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 416 new cases, 468 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 192 new cases, 277 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 10.5 percent of the new cases:

  • Michigan — 1,575 new cases, 479 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 806 new cases, 664 yesterday
  • New York — 732 new cases, 883 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 448 new cases, 371 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 256 new cases, 359 yesterday.


Five more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours…

  • Missouri — 1,514 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,477 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,410 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,101 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,101 new cases.
     

Monday, September 21, 2020

The past summer has been a roller coaster ride with some specific population pockets — geographically and demographically defined — experiencing relative spikes in COVID-19 and other groups that were believed to be explosive catalysts posting limited levels of incidence.

Some avenues of the news media are confronting that the likelihood of another COVID-19 explosion is very unlikely to occur. Are there incidents of COVID-19 appearing in schools and on sports fields and in dine-in restaurants and public protest gathering and in house of worships? Yes, but statistically speaking, the number of cases have been minimal.

In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, there are two articles about herd immunity and the likelihood of it taking place, with the belief that any such occurrence is far off. There is also an article that the number of COVID-19 deaths is approaching 200,000. That article fails to mention that numerous news sources predicted sixty days ago that COVID-19 deaths would hit the 200,000 mark on August 15th.

For those in Georgia, the number of cases has declined significantly from where the state was two weeks ago and where it is today. While I am not reporting the specific active cases by county because of tracking issues, the active case numbers on the county level have also significantly declined.

As of today 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.09 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.32 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.70 percent of the population.

The 6,902,640 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected by COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 5,630,521 individuals, or 81.5 percent, 81.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,074,288 cases, or 15.6 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 197,831 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 33,344
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 31,110
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 1,940
  • New tests administered increased by 1,076,348, for a total of 98,166,609 tests
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 294 compared to the 657 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 26.9 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 14,020, representing 1.1 percent of the total active cases.


On the weekly tracking level, the percentage of individuals testing positive with COVID-19 remains the same as during the past week:

  • Aug 11 - 17 — 6.6 percent
  • Aug 18 - 24 — 5.9 percent
  • Aug 25 - 31 — 5.3 percent
  • Sep 1 - 7 — 5.2 percent
  • Sep 8 - 14 — 5.0 percent
  • Sep 15 - 21 — 4.9 percent, 4.3 percent in the last 3 days.


The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 26.9 percent of the new cases:

  • California — 2,784 new cases, 3,712 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,421 new cases, 3,573 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,058 new cases, 3,178 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,134 new cases, 2,284 yesterday
  • Arizona — 467 new cases, 609 yesterday.


The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 14.8 percent of the new cases:

  • Tennessee — 2,075 new cases, 942 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,333 new cases, 1,229 yesterday
  • Alabama — 798 new cases, 1,301 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 468 new cases, 922 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 277 new cases, 655 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 8.3 percent of the new cases:

  • New York — 883 new cases, 1,033 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 664 new cases, 700 yesterday
  • Michigan — 479 new cases, 587 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 371 new cases, 356 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 359 new cases, 599 yesterday.


Five more states posted 1000 or more cases:

  • Wisconsin — 1,665 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,402 new cases
  • Minneapolis — 1,296 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,051 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,003 new cases.

     

Sunday, September 20, 2020

A couple observations for today…

  1. Over the next week the total number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. will surpass 7 million and the number of individuals dying will surpass 200,000.
  2. The number of critical/serious cases that is now hovering around 14,000 will drop below 13,000 by this time next week, as a new treatment drug for critical cases was rolled out this past week
  3. The number of tests conducted in the U.S. will surpass 100 million this week.



As of today, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.08 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.32 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivals represents 1.70 percent.

The 6,869,296 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected by COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 5,599,411 individuals, or 81.5 percent, 81.4 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time
  • Active cases — 1,072,348 cases, or 15.6 percent, 15.7 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 197,537 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 42,533
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 42,082
  • New active COVID-19 cases remained almost the same
  • New recovered cases increased by 206
  • News tests administered increased by 1,076,348, for a total of 97,310,312
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 657, compared to 958 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 47.0 percent took place in the five expansion states
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 14,084, representing 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 31.4 percent of the new cases:

  • California — 3,712 new cases, 4,048 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,573 new cases, 3,204 yesterday
  • Texas — 3,178new cases, 4,344 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,284 new cases, 1,834 yesterday
  • Arizona — 609 new cases, 1,281 yesterday.


The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 11.9 percent of the new cases:

  • Alabama — 1,301 new cases, 1,106 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,229 new cases, 1,443 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 942 new cases, 2,357 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 922 new cases, 872 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 655 new cases, 497 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 7.7 percent of the new cases:

  • New York — 1,033 new cases, 889 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 700 new cases, 747 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 599 new cases, 454 yesterday
  • Michigan — 587 new cases, 778 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 356 new cases, 553 yesterday.


Seven more states posted 1000 or more cases:

  • Illinois — 2,529 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 2,283 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,237 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,233 new cases
  • Arkansas — 1,078 new cases
  • Utah — 1,077 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,076 new cases.

     

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Some end of the week observations:

  1. While new case and recovery numbers have leveled off in terms of change, active cases are continuing to decline. My prediction is that the active case number will hover at 1 million for the next 2-3 weeks.
  2. The cases in Georgia have stabilized, but new cases continue to post high levels in California and Texas
  3. Over Labor Day Weekend, the mainstream press pushed a storyline of a host of Midwestern states taking center stage with the next round of outbreaks. While there are Midwestern states being cited for having 1,000+ new cases in a 24 hour period, there is not a radical persistent rise
  4. As much as we address issues on a federal level across the 50 states, we still have 50 different operational models at work. A significant number of the states are not consistently reporting “case survival” and there remains wide differentiation between what is consider a survivor in one state versus the next. Again, the numbers I report in these morning releases are based on the nation 14-day U.S. recovery time and honors statewide numbers that are further confirmed through both Johns Hopkins and CDC tracking systems.
     

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases totals 2.06 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.32 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.68 percent of the population.

The 6,826,763 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected by COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 5,557,329 individuals, or 81.4 percent, 81.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,072,554 cases, or 15.7 percent, 15.9 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 196,880 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 51,345
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 52,850
  • New active COVID-19 cases decreased by 2,463 cases
  • New tests administered increased by 988,439, for a total of 96,233,461
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 958 compared to the 879 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 49.0 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 14,179. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 28.2 percent of the new cases:

  • Texas — 4,344 new cases, 4,604 yesterday
  • California — 4,048 new cases, 3,561 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,204 new cases, 3,255 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,834 new cases, 1,847 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,281 new cases, 1,753 yesterday.


The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.2 percent of the new cases:

  • Tennessee — 2,357 new cases, 1,053 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,443 new cases, 1,552 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,106 new cases, 670 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 872 new cases, 1,324 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 497 new cases, 701 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 6.7 percent of the new cases:

  • New York — 889 new cases, 992 yesterday
  • Michigan — 778 new cases, 980 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 747 new cases, 923 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 553 new cases, 554 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 454 new cases, 429 yesterday.


Eleven more states posted 1,000 or more cases

  • Wisconsin — 2,533 new cases
  • Illinois — 2,056 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,843 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,249 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,242 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,210 new cases
  • Iowa — 1,200 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,138 new cases
  • Utah — 1,117 new cases
  • Minnesota — 1,085 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,037 new cases.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Today’s updated COVID-19 numbers for the United States as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked COVID-19 cases is now at 2.05% of the population.
  • The total number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.32% of the population.
  • The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.67% of the population.


The 6,775,418 individuals that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,504,479 individuals, or 81.2%, 81.1% yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,075,017 cases, or 15.9%, 16.0% yesterday
  • Deaths — 195,922 deaths, or 2.9%, 2.9% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide:

  • New cases increased by 46,295
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 44,437
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 979 cases.
  • New tests administered increased by 733,917
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 879, compared to the 1,151 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 48.2% took place yesterday in the five expansion states.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,127
  • Those who have survived COVID-19 now total 5,504,479.



Many readers ask what the active case totals are by state. Those numbers are included today. These active totals are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time, not the state specific times. These counts are calculated from the daily numbers posted by each state and tracked in these daily reports. States like Florida, Texas, Georgia, and a few others refuse to follow the national guidelines and the number of active cases claimed by such states are vastly over-inflated and do not track against the actual reported daily case counts.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 32.4% of the new cases:

  • Texas — 4,604 new cases, 4,413 yesterday, 53,722 active cases
  • California — 3,561 new cases, 3,375 yesterday, 49,160 active cases
  • Florida — 3,255 new cases, 2,355 yesterday, 37,443 active cases
  • Georgia — 1,847 new cases, 2,223 yesterday, 23,615 active cases
  • Arizona — 1,753 new cases, 698 yesterday, 7,707 active cases.


The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 11.4% of the new cases:

  • North Carolina — 1,552 new cases, 1,137 yesterday, 16,122 active cases
  • South Carolina — 1,324 new cases, 652 yesterday, 12,262 active cases
  • Tennessee — 1,053 new cases, 1,856 yesterday, 18,594 active cases
  • Mississippi — 701 new cases, 711 yesterday, 6,819 active cases
  • Alabama — 670 new cases, 927 yesterday, 12,472 active cases.


The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 8.4% of the new cases:

  • New York — 992 new cases, 723 yesterday… 11,590 active cases
  • Michigan — 980 new cases, 773 yesterday, 11,737 active cases
  • Pennsylvania — 923 new cases, 810 yesterday, 11,829 active cases
  • New Jersey — 554 new cases, 391 yesterday, 5,350 active cases
  • Massachusetts — 429 new cases, 306 yesterday, 4,582 active cases.


Seven more states posted 1,000 or more cases:

  • Illinois — 2,056 new cases, 28,597 active cases
  • Wisconsin — 2,034 new cases, 11,613 active cases
  • Missouri — 1,982 new cases, 23,297 active cases
  • Virginia — 1,101 new cases, 14,365 active cases
  • Iowa — 1,075 new cases, 20,268 active cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,034 new cases, 10,274 active cases
  • Ohio — 1,033 new cases, 17,417 active cases.


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Here are today’s updated numbers for the United States as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now affects 2.04 percent of the population
  • The total number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.32 percent of the population
  • The total number of COVID-19 survivals represents 1.65 percent of the  population.



The 6,6729,123 individuals that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 5,460,042 individuals, or 81.1 percent, 81.0 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,074,038 cases, or 16.0 percent, 16.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 195,043 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



Nationwide:

  • New cases increased by 40,154
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 41,079
  • New active COVID-19 cases decreased by 2,076 cases — this number also includes those who have died from COVID-19
  • New tests administered increased by 733,917 — for a total of 94,369,067
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,151, 1,197 deaths yesterday. Of the deaths, 39.4 percent took place in the five expansion states
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 14,157, representing 1.2 percent of the total active cases.



The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 32.5 percent of the new cases:

  • Texas — 4,413 new cases, 4,667 yesterday
  • California — 3,375 new cases, 2,822 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,355 new cases, 3,116 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,223 new cases, 1,496 yesterday
  • Arizona — 698 new cases, 484 yesterday.



The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.1 percent of the new cases:

  • Tennessee — 1,856 new cases, 957 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,137 new cases, 1,106 yesterday
  • Alabama — 927 new cases, 701 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 711 new cases, 505 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 652 new cases, 790 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 7.5 percent of the new cases:

  • Pennsylvania — 810 new cases, 1,036 yesterday
  • Michigan — 773 new cases, 682 yesterday
  • New York — 723 new cases, 805 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 391 new cases, 469 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 306 new cases, 313yesterday.



Four more states posted 1,000 or more cases:

  • Illinois — 1,941 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,408 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,271 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,056 new cases.

     

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States now includes 2.02% of this country’s population. The number of currently active COVID-19 cases represents 0.32% of the U.S. population. The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now represents 1.64% of the U.S. population.

The 6,652,522 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 breaks down as follows as of this morning:

  • Survived — 5,418,963 individuals, or 81.0%, 80.8% yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,076,114 cases, or 16.1%, 16.3% yesterday
  • Deaths — 193,892 deaths, or 2.9%, 2.9% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



Also, in the past 24 hours, the number of:

  • New cases grew by 36,447
  • New COVID-19 survivors grew by 41,539.
  • Active COVID-19 cases decreased by 6,289 cases.
  • New tests administered increased by 744,828.
  • Deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,197, compared to the 480 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 42.3% took place in the five expansion states.
  • “Critical/serious” cases of COVID-19 totaled 14,165, representing 1.2% of the total active cases.



The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 34.5% of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Texas - 4,667 new cases, 4,465 yesterday
  • California - 2,822 new cases, 3,764 yesterday
  • Florida - 3,116 new cases, 1,736 yesterday
  • Georgia - 1,496 new cases, 1,023 yesterday
  • Arizona - 484 new cases, 213 yesterday.



The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 11.1% of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • North Carolina - 1,106 new cases, 845 yesterday
  • Tennessee - 957 new cases, 2,450 yesterday
  • South Carolina - 790 new cases, 816 yesterday
  • Alabama - 701 new cases, 704 yesterday
  • Mississippi - 505 new cases, 144 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 9.1% of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Pennsylvania - 1,036 new cases, 1,410 yesterday
  • New York - 805 new cases, 773 yesterday
  • Michigan - 682 new cases, 1,229 yesterday
  • New Jersey - 469 new cases, 378 yesterday
  • Massachusetts - 313 new cases, 254 yesterday.



Four more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Missouri - 1,837 new cases
  • Illinois - 1,466 new cases
  • Wisconsin - 1,348 new cases
  • Oklahoma - 1,091 new cases.

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States set a new benchmark at 2.01 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.63 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,652,522 individuals in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with having COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,377,424 individuals, or 80.8 percent or, 80.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,082,403 cases, or 16.3 percent or, 16.4 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 192,695 deaths, or 2.9 percent or, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 38,072 in the past 24 hours; the number of new COVID-19 survivors grew by 38,428. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 836 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 92,890,322, an increase of 486,822 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The number of new cases has declined considerably in Georgia plus Florida, Arizona and Mississippi.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 28.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Texas — 4,465 new cases, 2,505 yesterday
  • California — 3,764 new cases, 2,831 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,736 new cases, 2,423 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,023 new cases, 1,409 yesterday
  • Arizona — 213 new cases, 384 yesterday.



The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 16.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 2,450 new cases, 933 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 816 new cases, 1,886 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 845 new cases, 1,198 yesterday
  • Alabama — 704 new cases, 1,109 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 144 new cases, 254 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 7.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Pennsylvania — 1,410 new cases, 593 yesterday
  • New York — 773 new cases, 716 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,229 new cases, 628 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 378 new cases, 303 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 254 new cases, 286 yesterday.



Four more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Missouri — 1,690 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,373 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,230 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,049 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 480 compared to the 392 deaths that posted yesterday… Of the deaths, 42.7 percent took place in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,104 as of this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,377,424.

Monday, September 14, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States set a new benchmark with 2.00 percent of the population having been infected with the disease. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.61 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,614,450 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • Survived — 5,338,996 individuals, or 80.7 percent, 80.4 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,083,239 cases, or 16.4 percent, 16.7 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 192,215 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 31,857 in the past 24 hours. The number of new COVID-19 survivors in the past 24 hours totals 33,964. The number of Active COVID-19 cases decreased by 2,499 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals over 92 million — 92,403,500 — an increase of 696,132 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

On the weekly tracking level, the percentage of individuals testing positive with COVID-19 has declined:

  • Aug. 11 - 17 — 6.6 percent
  • Aug. 18 - 24 — 5.9 percent
  • Aug. 25 - 31 — 5.3 percent
  • Sep.1 - 7 — 5.2 percent
  • Sep.8 - 14 — 5.0 percent.



The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 30.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 2,831 new cases … 3,470 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,505 new cases … 2,577 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,423 new cases … 3,190 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,409 new cases … 2,214 yesterday
  • Arizona — 384 new cases … 605 yesterday.



The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 16.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • South Carolina — 1,886 new cases … 932 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,196 new cases … 1,454 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,109 new cases … 943 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 933 new cases … 1,032 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 254 new cases … 445 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 7.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • New York — 716 new cases … 869 yesterday
  • Michigan — 628 new cases … 807 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 593 new cases … 891 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 303 new cases … 406 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 286 new cases … 554 yesterday.



Four more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Wisconsin — 1,582 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,462 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,281 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,243 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 392 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 707 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 46.9 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,113 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,338,996.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.98 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.59 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,543,311 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • Recovered — 5,305,032 individuals, or 80.4 percent, 80.4 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,085,738 cases, or 16.7 percent, 16.7 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 191,823 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).

New cases grew by 39,282 in the past 24 hours. The number of new COVID-19 survivals in the past 24 hours totals 42,800. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 4,225 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals over 91 million — 91,707,368, an increase of 857,586 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 38.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 3,470 new cases … 3,967 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,190 new cases … 3,650 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,577 new cases … 4,485 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,214 new cases … 1,658 yesterday
  • Arizona — 605 new cases … 521 yesterday.



The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • North Carolina — 1,454 new cases … 1,542 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,032 new cases … 1,622 yesterday
  • Alabama — 943 new cases … 1,138 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 932 new cases … 967 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 445 new cases … 853 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 9.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Michigan — 807 new cases … 1,405 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 891 new cases … 1,009 yesterday
  • New York — 869 new cases … 986 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 406 new cases … 486 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 554 new cases … 440 yesterday.



Seven more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 2,121 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,462 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,353 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,324 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,300 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,056 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,017 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 707 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,094 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 48.2 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,366 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 survived COBVID-19 and are back in mainstream society now totals 5,305,032.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

You will notice that the format for this Saturday release did not change and is the same format used Sunday — Friday each week. For the last several months, the Saturday updates broke down statistics for a set of Atlanta and Athens counties using a set of reports released by Georgia Department of Public Health. I made mention that the numbers were becoming inaccurate several weeks ago with numbers not coinciding with other sources.

This past week, reporting of the numbers got worse and, unfortunately, I do not find them reliable enough to report. Moving forward, they will no longer appear in the Saturday updates.

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.98 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.59 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,543,311 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows as of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • Recovered — 5,262,232 individuals, or 80.4 percent, 80.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,089,963 cases, or 16.7 percent, 16.8 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 191,116 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 46,600 in the past 24 hours. The number of new COVID-19 survivals in the past 24 hours totals 49,582.

The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 4,076 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals over 90 million — 90,849,782 — an increase of 864,993 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 38.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Texas — 4,485 new cases … 4,096 yesterday
  • California — 3,967 new cases … 3,756 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,650 new cases … 2,583 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,658 new cases … 1,836 yesterday
  • Arizona — 521 new cases … 461 yesterday.



The five southern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 1,622 new cases … 1,650 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,542 new cases … 710 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,138 new cases … 1,148 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 967 new cases … 379 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 853 new cases … 517 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 9.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Michigan — 1,405 new cases … 983 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,009 new cases … 610 yesterday
  • New York — 986 new cases … 828 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 486 new cases … 398 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 440 new cases … 403 yesterday.



Seven more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 2,312 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,527 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,369 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,272 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,262 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,115 new cases.
  • Arkansas — 1,107 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,094 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning compared to the 1,090 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 50.8 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,347 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,262,232.

Friday, September 11, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.97 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.58 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,496,711 individuals in the U.S. that have been diagnosed and tracked with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,212,650 individuals, or 80.3 percent, 80.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,094,039 cases, or 16.8 percent, 17.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 190,022 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)



New cases grew by 38,811 in the past 24 hours. The number of new cases of those to survive COVID-19 totals 45,996. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 8,275 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 89,984,789, with an increase of 698,575 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 32.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Texas — 4,096 new cases, 5,271 yesterday
  • California — 3,756 new cases, 3,096 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,583 new cases, 2,056 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,836 new cases, 1,937 yesterday
  • Arizona — 461 new cases, 496 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 11.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 1,650 new cases, 833 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,148 new cases, 811 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 710 new cases, 966 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 517 new cases, 426 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 379 new cases, 305 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 8.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Michigan — 983 new cases, 961 yesterday
  • New York — 828 new cases, 629 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 610 new cases, 934 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 398 new cases, 335 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 403 new cases, 181 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 1,953 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,547 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,519 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,236 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,094 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,090 as of 12:01 a.m. compared to the 1,209 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 52.1 percent took place in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,506 as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,212,650.

Today is 9-11. I remember that day etched into my headset. I got on an airplane after the first plane hit that morning. Next year will be the twentieth anniversary. Remembrance. My prayers are that COVID-19 will be history by then.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.95% of the population the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.33% of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.56% of the U.S. population.

Remember, when you read the number of individuals in the U.S. that have encountered COVID-19 in the past eight and a half months, 80% of that number have survived.

The 6,457,900 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows as of this morning:

  • Active cases — 1,102,314 cases, or 17.0%, 17.3% yesterday
  • Deaths — 188,932 deaths, or 2.9%, 2.9% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survived — 5,166,654 individuals, or 80.1%, 79.8% yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).



New cases grew by 35,244 in the past 24 hours. The number of new COVID-19 survivors in the past 24 hours totals 44,230. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 10,195 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 89,286,214 — an increase of 629,240 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 36.4% of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Texas — 5,271 new cases, 3,872 yesterday
  • California — 3,096 new cases, 3409 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,056 new cases, 1,823 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,937 new cases, 1,543 yesterday
  • Arizona — 496 new cases, 81 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 9.4% of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • North Carolina — 966 new cases, 651 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 833 new cases, 645 yesterday
  • Alabama — 811 new cases, 633 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 426 new cases, 249 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 305 new cases, 301 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 8.6% of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Michigan — 961 new cases, 499 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 934 new cases, 533 yesterday
  • New York — 629 new cases, 1,012 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 335 new cases, 357 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 181 new cases, 171 yesterday.



Four more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Louisiana — 1,522 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,337 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,048 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,046 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,209 compared to the 498 deaths that posted yesterday… Of the deaths, 47.2% took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,578 as of 12:01am today. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1% of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,166,654.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.94 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.55 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,422,656 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Recovered — 5,122,424 individuals, or 79.8 percent or, 79.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,112,509 cases, or 17.3 percent or, 17.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 187,723 deaths, 2.9 percent or, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 28,561 in the past 24 hours. The number of new COVID-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours totals 40,238. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 12,175 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 88,656,974 — an increase of 589,124 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The number of tests administered is soon going to be a statistic that will not be as comprehensive as it once was because the numbers will not be easily monitored and tracked. The colleges and universities, along with corporations, that are performing tests are not mandated to share their results publicly. Universities like Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia are required to share results because they are state institutions, but independent colleges like Vanderbilt do not.

Also, we are on the verge of seeing a roll-out of new monitoring tests that can be used without having to be administered by a health care professional. The tests will be available to carry in a purse or computer bag and are said to cost less than five dollars to purchase from a drug or retail store! Such tests will also influence the ability to track the counts.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 37.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Texas — 3,872 new cases, 1,137 yesterday
  • California — 3,409 new cases, 2,332 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,823 new cases, 1,838 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,543 new cases, 698 yesterday; while the Labor Day holiday is affecting the number of tests reported, this is still a new low in Georgia
  • Arizona — 81 new cases, 198 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 8.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • North Carolina — 651 new cases, 808 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 645 new cases, 983 yesterday
  • Alabama — 633 new cases, 659 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 301 new cases, 655 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 249 new cases, 242 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 9.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • New York — 1,012 new cases, 463 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 533 new cases, 755 yesterday
  • Michigan — 499 new cases, 1,212 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 357 new cases, 339 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 171 new cases, 229 yesterday.



Two more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,392 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,056 new cases.


The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 498 compared to the 286 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 47.6 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,325. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,122,424.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.93 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.54 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,349,095 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows this morning:

  • Recovered — 5,082,186 individuals, or 79.5 percent, 79.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,124,684 cases, or 17.6 percent, 17.9 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 186,939 deaths, 2.9 percent, or 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 25,325 in the past 24 hours. The number of new COVID-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours totals 41,404. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 18,365 cases. This is one of the lowest increases of new cases and one of the largest drops in active cases in the past 60 days.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 88,067,850 — an increase of 591,251 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 24.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 2,332 new cases, 3,076 yesterday
  • Texas — 1,137 new cases, 2,268 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,838 new cases, 2,564 yesterday
  • Georgia — 608 new cases, 1,651 yesterday
  • Arizona — 198 new cases, 250 yesterday.



The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 13.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 983 new cases, 1,764 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 808 new cases, 895 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 655 new cases, 663 yesterday
  • Alabama — 659 new cases, 511 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 242 new cases, 410 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 11.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Michigan — 1,212 new cases, 720 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 755 new cases, 601 yesterday
  • New York — 463 new cases, 742 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 339 new cases, 284 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 229 new cases, 366 yesterday.



Two more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours…

  • Illinois — 1,381 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,286 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 286 as of this morning compared to the 432 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 34.6 percent of the deaths took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,589 as of this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,082,186.

Monday, September 7, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.93 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.53 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,370,770 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Recovered — 5,040,782 individuals, or 79.2 percent, 79.0 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,143,049 cases, or 17.9 percent, 18.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 186,939 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 2.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 31,110 in the past 24 hours. The new number of those who have survived COVID-19 totals 32,700. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 2,022 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 87,476,599 — an increase of 717,397 new tests.

Here is the percentage of individuals who are testing COVID-19 active on a national level in the United States:

  • Sep 1-7 — 5.2 percent
  • Aug 25-31 — 5.3 percent
  • Aug18-24 — 5.9 percent
  • Aug 11-17 — 6.6 percent.



The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19, account for 31.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 3,076 new cases, 4,625 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,268 new cases, 3,877 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,564 new cases, 3,656 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,651 new cases, 2,194 yesterday
  • Arizona — 250 new cases, 835 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:

  • Tennessee — 1,764 new cases, 1,765 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 895 new cases, 1,155 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 663 new cases, 964 yesterday
  • Alabama — 511 new cases, 1,410 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 410 new cases, 539 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant COVID-19 cases, account for 8.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • New York — 742 new cases, 807 yesterday
  • Michigan — 720 new cases, 896 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 602 new cases, 764 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 366 new cases, 438 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 284 new cases, 261 yesterday.



Four more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Missouri — 1,702 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,403 new cases
  • Louisiana — 1,395 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,199 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 432 as of this morning compared to the 707 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 48.4 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,681 as of this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 5,040,782.

For readers in Athens: Bottomline, the numbers being reported in the Athens area are screwed up — and I am saying that nicely. I thought the numbers for Athens were out of line. I am not going to provide the active case numbers until the Georgia Department of Public Health gets its act together. The GDPH is reporting new cases as “cases diagnosed in the past 2 weeks.” The group is also reporting the total number of COVID cases to-date. The problem is, the new case numbers added to past cases exceeds the total number of cases also reported by the GDPH. Likewise, the numbers of active cases the GDPH is reporting for the metro Atlanta area this morning are so low that they do not add up to the total case numbers.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.92 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.52 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,339,660 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows as of this morning:

  • Recovered — 5,008,082 individuals, or 79.0 percent, 78.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,145,592 cases, or 18.1 percent, 18.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 186,507 deaths, or 2.9 percent, 3.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 42,095 in the past 24 hours. The number of new COVID-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours totals 43,505. The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 2,114 cases.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 86,759,202 — an increase of 863,485 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account  for 35.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 4,625 new cases, 5,076 yesterday
  • Texas — 3,877 new cases, 5,525 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,656 new cases, 3,198 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,194 new cases, 2,066 yesterday
  • Arizona — 835 new cases, 728 yesterday.




Five southern states accounted for 13.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 1,765 new cases, 1,051 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,410 new cases, 1,108 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,155 new cases, 2,105 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 964 new cases, 1,629 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 539 new cases, 823 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant  COVID-19 cases, account for 7.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Michigan — 896 new cases, 1,053 yesterday
  • New York — 807 new cases, 1,245 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 764 new cases, 959 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 261 new cases, 389 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 438 new cases, 212 yesterday.



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

  • Illinois — 2,806 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,362 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,311 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,147 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,077 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 707 this morning compared to the 1,033 deaths that posted yesterday… Of the deaths, 48.4 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,942 this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered now totals 5,008,082 — that is 337 percent MORE than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

For readers in Athens… here are your numbers for the Greater Athens area updated from yesterday as reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  • Athens Clarke County, 901 reported this morning, 844 reported yesterday
  • Oconee County, 89 reported this morning, 85 reported yesterday.




As I shared with readers in some direct emails over the last several days, with the time I have dedicated to tracking multiple sources that track COVID-19 cases numbers, no source is 100 percent perfect or exact. There is variance on how the numbers are tracked by state. There is variance on how a case is assigned to a location of residence. As much as our society has adopted a belief that technology and the internet today makes every statistic a concrete fact, the one fact that stands out for all of us to remember is that we, as humans, will never have 100 percent total truth. On a positive level, we have to use our creative and innovative resources to make do with what we have and move forward… move onward. Each night I read what I sent out in the morning … and smile … I go to sleep knowing that at least I have provided for others the best foundation of numbers to use to make decisions for the next day ahead.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

As of this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.91 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.50 percent of the U.S. population.

As is done each Saturday, a slightly different format is used for reporting the local numbers.

In addition to national numbers, the regions highlighted are comprised of the following:

  • The five county metro Atlanta area: — Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Clayton counties
  • Greater Athens: Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties.

The table below 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 as cited either directly or indirectly by the local authorities. The number of recovered cases continues to increase in Atlanta since the “top of the bell-curve” occurred back in late July-early August.

INSERT Table 1 US, ATL, Athens #s

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. The progress in Atlanta is reflected in the percentages of active and recovered. The percentage of active cases in Greater Athens has increased significantly with new cases specifically in Athens-Clarke County.

Insert US/ATL, ATHNS percentages table

Here is the specific breakdown of stats for the five county metro Atlanta area.

Insert five county ATL table

Here is the specific breaks of the stats for the Greater Athens area with its six counties. As I have tracked this past week, the cases in Athens-Clarke County have jumped according to the numbers released by Georgia Department of Public Health. While those at the University of Georgia are playing a role in the rising Athens-Clarke County numbers, they alone are not driving the increase.

Insert Athens numbers

Nationally, new cases grew by 52,853 in the past 24 hours, and for the first time in 40 days, the number of new cases exceeded the number of recoveries, with the number of new COVID-19 recoveries totaling 50,224. The number of active COVID-19 cases increased by 1,596.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 85,895,717 — an increase of over 1 million — with 1,010,215 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 31.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Texas — 5,525 new cases, 3,752 yesterday
  • California — 5,076 new cases, 4,581 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,198 new cases, 3,571 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,066 new cases, 2,675 yesterday
  • Arizona — 728 new cases, 1,092 yesterday.



The five southern states accounted for 12.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • North Carolina — 2,105 new cases, 871 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,629 new cases, 1,193 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,108 new cases, 1,045 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,051 new cases, 1,715 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 823 new cases, 751 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant  COVID-19 cases, account for 7.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • New York — 1,245 new cases, 985 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,053 new cases, 774 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 959 new cases, 1,001 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 389 new cases, 345 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 212 new cases, 415 yesterday.



Ten more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours, including a radical leap in Illinois with the state posting the third highest count of new active cases!

  • Illinois — 5,594 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,570 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 1,498new cases
  • Ohio — 1,329 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,184 new cases
  • Iowa — 1,129 new cases
  • Virginia 1,111 new cases
  • Arkansas — 1,094 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,030 new cases
  • Oklahoma — 1,013 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,033 this morning compared to the 1,094 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 46.9 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,062 this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered now totals 4,964,577 — that is 333 percent MORE than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

Friday, September 4, 2020

As of today FRIDAY 9-4-2020, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States represents 1.89 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.49 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,244,712 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows as of this morning:

  • Recovered — 4,914,353 individuals, or 78.7 percent, 78.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,145,592 cases, 18.3 percent, 18.5 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 184,767 deaths, or 3.0 percent, 3.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 44,507 in the past 24 hours this morning, the total number of active cases declined by 1,887 cases offset by 45,300 individuals surviving COVID-19.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 84,885,502 — an increase of 784,989 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19 account for 35.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 4,581 new cases, 5,147 yesterday
  • Texas — 3,752 new cases, 4,540 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,571 new cases, 2,402 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,675 new cases, 1,916 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,092 new cases, 519 yesterday.

The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 1,715 new cases, 1,502 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,193 new cases, 657 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,045 new cases, 623 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 871 new cases, 1,384 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 751 new cases, 781 yesterday.



The five early case states, those to first report significant  COVID-19 cases, account for 7.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Pennsylvania — 1,001 new cases, 986 yesterday
  • New York — 985 new cases, 782 yesterday
  • Michigan — 774 new cases, 648 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 415 new cases, 288 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 345 new cases, 306 yesterday.



Seven more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Missouri — 1,608 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,407 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,360 new cases
  • Virginia 1,126 new cases
  • Indiana — 1,104 new cases
  • Minnesota — 1,038 new cases
  • Iowa — 1,017 new cases.



The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,094 this morning compared to 1,090 deaths that posted yesterday… Of the deaths, 59.0 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,042 this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have recovered now totals 4,914,353 — that is 329 percent MORE than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

With the University of Georgia classes back in session, the Greater Athens numbers:

  • Athens-Clarke County, 838 positive cases today, 796 yesterday
  • Oconee County, 89 positive active cases today, 85 yesterday.

     

Thursday, September 3, 2020

As of today 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.87 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.47 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,200,205 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 breaks down as follows:

  • Recovered — 4,869,053 individuals, or 78.5 percent, 78.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,147,479 cases, or 18.5 percent, 18.7 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 183,673 deaths, or 3.0 percent, 3.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


New cases grew by 41,211 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 4,836 cases offset by the 44,957 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 84,100,513 — an increase of 750,394 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19 account for 35.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 5,147 new cases, 4,298 yesterday
  • Texas — 4,540 new cases,  4,967 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,402 new cases, 3,773 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,916 new cases, 2,226 yesterday
  • Arizona — 519 new cases, 507 yesterday.


The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 1,502 new cases, 1,396 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,384 new cases, 2,216 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 781 new cases, 634 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 657 new cases, 854 yesterday
  • Alabama — 623 new cases, 1,558 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant  COVID-19 cases, account for 7.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Pennsylvania — 986 new cases, 751 yesterday
  • New York — 782 new cases, 1,330 yesterday
  • Michigan — 648 new cases, 795 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 306 new cases, 391 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 288 new cases, 355 yesterday.


Three more states posted 1,000 or more cases in the past 24 hours…

  • Illinois — 2,128 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,503 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,137 new cases.


The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,090 compared to the 1,164 deaths that posted yesterday… 50.2 percent of the deaths took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,101 as of this morning.  The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COPVID-19 now totals 4,869,053.

For those tracking outbreaks in the greater Athens area, including the University of Georgia, here is the updated COVID-19 positive case counts as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, as reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  • Athens-Clarke County, 796 positive cases today, 723 yesterday
  • Oconee County, 85 positive cases today, 81 yesterday.


Of the 1,810 tests conducted on the UGA campus in the past week, the positive percentage of cases is 5.4 percent, a direct match with the national rate as posted on Tuesday of this week. The Athens-Clarke County percentage rate of positive cases is 11.4 percent.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.86 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.46 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,158,994 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows as this morning:

  • Recovered — 4,824,096 individuals or 78.3 percent, 78.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1 1,152,315 cases or 8.7 percent, 18.9 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 182,583 deaths or 3.0 percent, 3.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


New cases grew by 41,979 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 2,880 cases, offset by 43,695 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 83,350,119, an increase of 723,474 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The five top states to post the highest counts of COVID-19 account for 37.5 percent of the new cases as of this morning:

  • Texas — 4,967 new cases, 3,774 yesterday
  • California — 4,298 new cases, 6,485 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,773 new cases, 1,885 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,226 new cases, 1,498 yesterday
  • Arizona — 507 new cases, 174 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:

  • North Carolina — 2,216 new cases, 1,407 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,558 new cases, 823 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,396 new cases, 1,818 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 854 new cases, 668 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 634 new cases, 274 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant  COVID-19 cases, account for 7.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • New York — 1,330 new cases, 743 yesterday (note: the first time in more than 120 days that the state’s new case count is over 1,000)
  • Michigan — 795 new cases, 499 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 751 new cases, 703 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 391 new cases, 461 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 355 new cases, 304 yesterday.


Four other states posted one thousand or more cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Illinois — 1,492 new cases
  • Ohio — 1,423 new cases
  • Missouri — 1,411 new cases
  • Virginia — 1,021 new cases.


The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 1,164, compared to the 512 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 51.8 percent took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” COVID-19 cases totaled 15,079 this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.

The number of those who have survived COVID-19 now totals 4,824,096 — that is 319 percent MORE than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

For those tracking outbreaks in the greater Athens area, including the University of Georgia, here is the updated COVID-19 positive case counts as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, as reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  • Athens-Clarke County, 723 positive cases today, 602 yesterday — this number is increasing!
  • Oconee County, 81 positive cases today, 80 yesterday.

     

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases represents 1.84 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.45 percent of the U.S. population.

The 6,117,015 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Recovered — 78.1 percent or 4,780,401 individuals, 78.0 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 18.9 percent or 1,155,195 cases, 19.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 3.0 percent or 180,907 deaths, 3.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).



New cases grew by 38,560 in the past 24 hours, the total number of active cases declined by 2,192 cases offset by 40,240 individuals surviving COVID-19 and moving into the recovered column.

The number of tests administered in the U.S. now totals 82,626,645 — an increase of 796,566 new tests conducted in the past 24 hours

At the request of multiple readers, below is the percentage of individuals diagnosed as positive among the number of tests conducted for each week:

  • August 25-31 — 5.3 percent
  • August 18-24 — 5.9 percent
  • August 11-17 — 6.6 percent.


The percentage of people testing positive with COVID-19 is continuing to decline. (note: the number of tests being performed may also be declining).

The five expansion states, the five top states to post the highest counts, account for 35.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • California — 6,485 new cases, 3,817 yesterday
  • Texas — 3,774 new cases, 2,757 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,885 new cases, 2,583 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,498 new cases, 1,215 yesterday
  • Arizona — 174 new cases, 374 yesterday.


The five southeastern states previously identified as experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases account for 12.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • Tennessee — 1,818 new cases, 835 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,407 new cases, 993 yesterday
  • Alabama — 823 new cases, 1,345 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 668 new cases, 1,075 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 274 new cases, 647 yesterday.


The five early case states, those to first report significant  COVID-19 cases, account for 7.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours:

  • New York — 743 new cases, 780 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 703 new cases, 561 yesterday
  • Michigan — 499 new cases, 551 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 461 new cases, 153 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 304 new cases, 199 yesterday.


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

  • Missouri — 2,233 new cases
  • Illinois — 1,668 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,269 new cases.


The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours totaled 512 this morning compared to 369 deaths that posted yesterday… 45.5 percent of the deaths took place yesterday in the five expansion states.

The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,864 this morning. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.

The number of people who have survived COVID-19 now totals 4,780,401 — that is 314 percent MORE than the number of individuals that are currently active with COVID-19.

For those tracking outbreaks in the greater Athens area, including the University of Georgia, here is the updated COVID-19 positive case counts as of 7:30 a.m. this morning as reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  • Athens-Clarke County, 602 positive cases today, 572 yesterday
  • Oconee County, 80 positive cases today, 79 yesterday.

 



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