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Coronavirus 2020: October

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.

Friday, October 30, 2020

A few observations:

  • How states vary in their definition of “recovery” is highlighted in a number of newspapers today. The 14-day U.S. universal recovery time might be reduced to a 1ten-day span. Several European nations are reducing down the recovery time
  • What is being reported in mainstream media as a national “radical” outbreak is not a nationwide issue. Most of the new outbreaks are confined to the Great Lakes and Midwest states and, as you see from the numbers below, not happening in Georgia.


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases now totals 2.73 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.44 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 2.21 percent of the U.S. population.

The 9,031,477 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,462,552 cases, or 16.2 percent, 16.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 226,963 deaths, or 2.6 percent, 2.5 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 7,331,962 individuals, or 81.2 percent, 81.4 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 91,530
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 24,383
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 66,100
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,047 compared to the 1,030 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 16,950, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.1 percent of the total active cases.
  • New tests completed increased by 1,479,644, or 3.4 percent.


Georgia posted 1,823 active cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 1.9 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 59, 41 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area of total active COVID-19 cases as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,755 total active cases, 1,781 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,530 total active cases, 1,496 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 1,206 total active cases, 1,208 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 1,022 total active cases, 1,007 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 259 total active cases, 262 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 56 total active cases, 56 yesterday.


As done yesterday, the political affiliation of the governor of each state listed below is noted for the Democrats and red for Republicans.

Across the nation, the three largest states account for 17.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent of the U.S. population, and the COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 62:

  • Texas — 7,187 new cases, 6,889 yesterday
  • California — 4,250 new cases, 4,914 yesterday
  • Florida — 4,198 new cases, 4,298 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 11.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the COVID-19 case count indexes at 95:

  • North Carolina — 2,885 new cases, 2,253 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 2,660 new cases, 2,446 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,823 new cases, 1,653 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,443 new cases, 1,269 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,100 new cases, 912 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 970 new cases, 1,000 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 58:

  • New York — 2,511 new cases, 2,084 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 2,235 new cases, 2,331 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,658 new cases, 1,607 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,346 new cases, 1,181 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 27.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 174:

  • Illinois — 6,363 new cases …6,110 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 4,870 new cases, 3,815 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,109 new cases, 3,590 yesterday
  • Indiana — 3,618 new cases, 2,548 yesterday
  • Ohio — 3,579 new cases, 2,579 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,867 new cases …2,008 yesterday.


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

  • Missouri — 3,000 new cases, 2,025 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,225 new cases, 2,221 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,605 new cases, 1,169 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,290 new cases, 2,805 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,072 new cases, 961 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,041 new cases, 743 yesterday.

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Please note — The number of new cases yesterday increased the most since July.  However, all the sources that I use for the daily updates showcases an increasingly high number of tests conducted in the past 24 hours as well.  According to three of the sources I use to put together the reports, a total of nearly 5 million — 4,766,408 — tests were conducted in the past 24 hours!  If that is the case, the percentage of active cases post at 3.3 percent of those tested in the past 90 days (226,494 of 6,873,642 tests administered) and 4.5 percent active cases of those tested in the past 7 days (522,343 active of 11,533,952 tests administered). I will recheck the numbers at 2 p.m. today. If corrections need to be made, the numbers will be updated.

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States now totals 2.70 percent of the population.  The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.43 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 2.20 percent of the population.

The 8,939,947 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,438,169 cases, or 16.1 percent, 16.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 235,916 deaths, or 2.5 percent, 2.5 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 7,265,862 individuals, 81.4 percent, 81.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 81,581
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 21,016 cases
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 59,535.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 totaled 1,030 compared to the 1,039 deaths posted yesterday. Both days below the average deaths per day over the past seven days
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased 16,866, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


Georgia posted 1,653 active cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of cases represents 2.0 percent of total cases in the U.S.  The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 63, 37 percent below proportionate average. Below are the numbers in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area of total active COVID-19 cases as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,781 active cases, 1,680 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,496 active cases, 1,482 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 1,208 active cases, 1,141 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 1,007 active cases,  1,035 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 262 active cases, 269 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 56 active cases, 58 yesterday.


For each state listed below, an additional fact is noted — the political affiliation of the governor of that state. For those unfamiliar with the colors given to the two main political parties is for the Democrats and red is for Republicans.

Across the nation, the three largest states account for 18.7 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 67:

  • Texas — 7,056 new cases,  6,889 yesterday
  • Florida — 4,115 new cases, 4,298 yesterday
  • California — 4,068 new cases, 4,914 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 11.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes at 93:

  • Tennessee — 2,446 new cases, 2,019 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,253 new cases, 2,141 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,653 new cases, 1,491 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,269 new cases, 1,115 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,000 new cases, 854 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 912 new cases, 1,078 yesterday.


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

  • Pennsylvania — 2,331 new cases, 2,273 yesterday
  • New York — 2,084 new cases, 2,056 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,607 new cases, 1,848 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,181 new cases, 1,260 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 25.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 158:

  • Illinois — 6,110 new cases …4,000 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,815 new cases, 5,262 yesterday
  • Michigan — 3,590 new cases, 2,675 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,579 new cases, 2,537 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,548 new cases, 2,015 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,008 new cases …2,164 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 203:

  • Kansas — 2,805 new cases, 1,051 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,221 new cases, 1,174 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,025 new cases, 2,619 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,169 new cases, 708 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 961 new cases, 952 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 743 new cases, 1,010 yesterday.


Had to get creative this morning in sending this out.  The remnants of the hurricane came through and the power clicked on and off.  Part of this was written under candle light!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

As I share with readers, every morning I read through the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. I also cruise through the news websites and home-pages of other media, and these include CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and FOX News. This morning I was amazed by the rash of headline stories about new COVID-19 “outbreak” cases in Europe.

About a week ago I published the active COVID-19 case totals for a set of European countries and the percentage of population the cases represent. Spain, France and the United Kingdom posted the highest total number of cases with Spain leading in the percentage of the cases representing the population at-large, a percentage very close to the percentage in the U.S., 2.67 percent.

Below is a chart that actually shows up in three of these news sources this morning that charts out average daily COVID-19 active cases identified

My intent is not to label readers of the news sources publishing this chart as ignorant nor stupid, but my bet is that the average person visually scanning this chart likely assess that the COVID-19 cases appearing in France have got to be going through the roof and that close to half of the population is becoming active with COVID-19 cases. The headline of the story in the Wall Street Journal that features the chart reads, “Second Wave Crashes Over France.” Similar verbs and adjectives are used by the other media sources.

I am fundamentally basic with  the percentages and indexes statistics I work with daily. When I apply those fundamental basics to the chart the numbers project a different perspective. The chart is showcasing the average daily cases per million people. France is posting at 500. If we convert the number to a percentage it calculates out to 0.05 percent of French populace testing active on a daily basis. That statistic can also be translated to 99.95 percent of the French are not testing active on a daily basis.

My advanced statistics professor told me in class one day that statistical equations applied to small numbers exaggerate their meaning and value.

Using similar translation of stats as the news sources do, the U.S. would chart just under 230 on the chart below, not far from Italy. The U.S. statistic can also be translated to 99.98 percent of the U.S. is not testing active on a daily basis.

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Now today’s stats in the United States:

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States now totals 2.67 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.43 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 2.17 percent of the U.S. population.

The 8,858,366 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with  COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,417,153 cases, or 16.0 percent, 16.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 234,886 deaths, or 2.5 percent, 2.5 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 7,206,327 individuals, or 81.5 percent, 81.5 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hour:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 75,072
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 12,499 cases
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 51,534
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,039, compared to the 529 deaths that posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by16,761, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 952,314.


Georgia posted 1,491 active cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.0 percent of total cases in the U.S. but Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 63, 37 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area of total active COVID-19 cases as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,680 total active cases, 1,648 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,482 total active cases, 1,488 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 1,141 total active cases, 1,120 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 1,035 total active cases, 1,023 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 269 total active cases, 271 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 58 total active cases, 61 yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 21.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 27.8 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 77:

  • Texas — 6,889 new cases, 6,713 yesterday
  • California — 4,914 new cases, 3,859 yesterday
  • Florida — 4,298 new cases, 3,377 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 11.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes at 92:

  • North Carolina — 2,141 new cases, 1,643 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 2,019 new cases, 2,279 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,491 new cases, 958 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,115 new cases, 967 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,078 new cases, 823 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 854 new cases, 505 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 9.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 68:

  • Pennsylvania — 2,273 new cases, 2,492 yesterday
  • New York — 2,056 new cases, 1,416 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,848 new cases, 1,641 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,260 new cases, 1,212 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 24.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 155:

  • Wisconsin — 5,262 new cases, 2,883 yesterday
  • Illinois — 4,000 new cases …4,729 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,675 new cases, 2,117 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,537 new cases, 2,102 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,164 new cases …1,570 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,015 new cases, 1.974 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new  COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 167:

  • Missouri — 2,619 new cases, 2,266 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,174 new cases, 891 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,051 new cases, 2,186 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,010 new cases, 663 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 952 new cases, 612 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 708 new cases, 702 yesterday.

     

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States now totals 2.65 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.42 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 2.16 percent of the population.

The 8,783,394 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,404,654 cases, or 16.0 percent, 15.7 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 223,847 deaths, or 2.5 percent, 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 7,154,793 individuals, or 81.5 percent, 81.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 69,841
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 23,929 cases.
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 45,383
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 529, compared to the 442 deaths that posted yesterday. the deaths for both days are below the average for the past 7 days
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 16,611, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 1,154,920.


Georgia posted 958 active cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 1.4 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 44, 56 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area of total active COVID-19 cases as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,648 total active cases, 1,640 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,488 total active cases, 1,455 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 1,120 total active cases, 1,108 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 1,023 total active cases, 1,031 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 271 total active cases, 267 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 61 total active cases, 59 yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 20.0 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 72:

  • Texas — 6,713 new cases, 3,387 yesterday
  • California — 3,859 new cases, 2,681 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,377 new cases, 2,385 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 10.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 82:

  • Tennessee — 2,279 new cases, 3,500 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,643 new cases, 1,807 yesterday
  • Alabama — 967 new cases, 1,079 yesterday
  • Georgia — 958 new cases, 1,318 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 823 new cases, 1,337 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 505 new cases, 599 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 9.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 66:

  • Pennsylvania — 2,492 new cases, 1,386 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,641 new cases, 1,167 yesterday
  • New York — 1,416 new cases, 1,588 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,212 new cases, 1,077 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 22.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 138:

  • Illinois — 4,729 new cases …4,062 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,883 new cases, 3,626 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,117 new cases, 2,804 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,102 new cases, 2,301 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,974 new cases, 2,153 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,570 new cases …1,680 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 175:

  • Missouri — 2,266 new cases, 2,707 yesterday
  • Kansas — 2,186 new cases, 628 yesterday
  • Iowa — 891 new cases, 1,214 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 702 new cases, 582 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 663 new cases, 1,051 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 612 new cases, 797 yesterday.

     

Monday, October 26, 2020

A couple of quick observations on things I have not seen in the mainstream media:

  1. While the daily active case counts have increased, the number of tests conducted each day have also increased, averaging over one million a day
  2. The percentage of those testing active is higher, but not as high as is being reported. As active cases have increased, so too has the base statistics of test conducted
  3. The number of deaths is not climbing at a proportionate pace as the number of active cases
  4. Newly-released treatments are working, and, while hospitalizations have increased, the treatments are lowering the average hospital stays
  5. The rise in cases in largely concentrated in the Midwest and Great Lake states.Tennessee and North Carolina are also hot spots.


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases now totals 2.63 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.41 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 2.15 percent of the U.S. population.

The 8,713,453 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,370,725 cases, or 15.7 percent, 15.7 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 223,318 deaths, 2.6 percent, or 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 7,109,410 individuals, or 81.7 percent, 81.7 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 60,889
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 8,857
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 41,590
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 442, compared to the 784 deaths yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 16,377, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 1,110,060.


Georgia posted 1,318 active cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.2 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 69, 31 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area of total active COVID-19 cases as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,640 total active cases, 1,597 yesterday

  • Gwinnett County — 1,455 total active cases, 1,426 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 1,108 total active cases, 1,092 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 1,031 total active cases, 1,049 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 267 total active cases, 264 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 59 total active cases, 52 yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 13.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 27.8 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 50:

  • Texas — 3,387 new cases, 6,133 yesterday
  • California — 2,681 new cases, 3,072 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,385 new cases, 4,471 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 15.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 127:

  • Tennessee — 3,500 new cases, 2,574 yesterday …
  • North Carolina — 1,807 new cases, 2,584 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,337 new cases, 792 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,318 new cases, 1,846 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,079 new cases, 2,360 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 599 new cases, 1,212 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 54:

  • New York — 1,588 new cases, 1,994 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,386 new cases, 1,711 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,167 new cases, 1,629 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,077 new cases, 1,203 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 27.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 171:

  • Illinois — 4,062 new cases …6,161 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,626 new cases, 4,062 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,804 new cases, 3,490 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,301 new cases, 2,861 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,153 new cases, 2,741 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,680 new cases …2,259 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 11.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 192:

  • Missouri — 2,707 new cases, 2,506 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,214 new cases, 1,701 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,051 new cases, 1,829 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 797 new cases, 1,183 yesterday
  • Kansas — 628 new cases, 1,626 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 582 new cases, 705 yesterday.


Sunday, October 25, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases now totals 2.62 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.41 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 2.14 percent of the population.

The 8,652,564 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,361,868 cases, or 15.7 percent, 15.6 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 222,876 deaths, or 2.6 percent, 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 7,067,820 individuals, or 81.7 percent, 81.8 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 79,449
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 27,963 cases — one of the largest daily increases since July
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 50,703
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by  784, compared to the 903 deaths yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 16,369, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 1,150,639.


Georgia posted 1,846 active cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of cases represents 2.3 percent of total cases in the U.S.  The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 72, 28 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area of total active COVID-19 cases as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,597 total active cases, 1,528 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,426 total active cases, 1,407 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 1,092 total active cases, 1,051 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 1,049 total active cases,  1,004 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 264 total active cases, 287 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 52 total active cases, 54 yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 17.2 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 762:

  • Texas — 6,133 new cases,  6,483 yesterday
  • Florida — 4,471 new cases, 3,689 yesterday
  • California — 3,072 new cases, 5,876 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 14.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 114:

  • North Carolina — 2,584 new cases, 2,716 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 2,574 new cases, 3,606 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,360 new cases, 1,287 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,846 new cases, 2,224 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,212 new cases, 795 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 792 new cases, 1,064 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 56:

  • New York — 1,994 new cases, 1,785 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,711 new cases, 2,258 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,629 new cases, 1,192 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,203 new cases, 1,070 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 27.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 170. This is the highest percentage of new cases yet attributed to the six Great Lake states:

  • Wisconsin — 4,062 new cases, 4,378 yesterday
  • Illinois — 6,161 new cases …4,035 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,861 new cases, 2,535 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,741 new cases, 2,467 yesterday
  • Michigan — 3,490 new cases, 2,046 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,259 new cases, 1,711 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 200:

  • Missouri — 2,506 new cases, 1,892 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,829 new cases, 1,373 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,701 new cases, 1,111 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,636 new cases, 1,363 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,183 new cases, 1,337 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 705 new cases, 1,255 yesterday.


Saturday, October 24, 2020

As with every Saturday, we start with local numbers for Georgia and the greater Atlanta and Athens areas. Georgia posted 2,224 active cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.7 percent of total cases in the United.States. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 84, 16 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area of total active COVID-19 cases as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total active cases one week ago.

In the five county greater metro Atlanta area there are currently 5,424 total active COVID-19 cases based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. That compares to 5,013 last week. These counts are reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. The number of cases have increased in all of the counties except for Fulton County:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,528 active cases, 1,532 cases last Saturday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,407 active cases, 1,264 cases last Saturday
  • Dekalb County — 1,051 active cases, 850 cases last Saturday
  • Cobb County — 1,004 active cases, 962 cases last Saturday
  • Clayton County — 434 active cases, 405 cases last Saturday.


In the six-county Greater Athens area there are currently 752 total active COVID-19 cases based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. That compares to 772 last week. These counts are reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. Athens-Clarke, Madison and Oglethorpe counties are reporting slightly lower cases this week than last week.

  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 287 active cases, 310 cases last Saturday
  • Jackson County — 176 active cases, 162 cases last Saturday
  • Barrow County — 172 active cases, 172 cases last Saturday
  • Oconee County — 54 active cases, 49 cases last Saturday
  • Madison County — 37 active cases, 38 cases last Saturday
  • Oglethorpe County — 32 active cases, 41 cases last Saturday


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of total tracked coronavirus cases now totals 2.60 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.40 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represent 2.12 percent of the population.

In the past 24 hours the number of new active cases totaled over 80,000, with the number of COVID-19 survivors totaling over seven million. The number of active cases started to increase about two weeks ago. Since then, they have increased by 1,333,906 as of this morning from 1,153,368 on Oct. 10. That is an increase of 180,538, or 15.6 percent.

The 8,573,115 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active Cases — 1,333,906 cases , or 15.5 percent, 15.4 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 222,092 deaths, or 2.6 percent, 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 7,017,117 individuals, or 81.8 percent, 81.9 percent yesterday (based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 81,210
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 60,438
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 19,869
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours increased by 903, compared to the 973 deaths yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 16,323, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 1,252,724.


Across the U.S. we are seeing states with gains in new active cases. The three largest states account for 19.8 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 71:

  • Texas — 6,483 new cases, 6,197 yesterday
  • California — 5,876 new cases, 4,302 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,689 new cases, 5,557 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 14.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 115:

  • Tennessee — 3,606 new cases, 2,046 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,716 new cases, 2,400 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,224 new cases, 1,785 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,287 new cases, 1,390 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,064 new cases, 1,128 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 795 new cases, 958 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 7.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 53:

  • Pennsylvania — 2,258 new cases, 2,054 yesterday
  • New York — 1,785 new cases, 1,708 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,192 new cases, 1,015 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,070 new cases, 1,047 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 21.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 132:

  • Wisconsin — 4,378 new cases, 3,413 yesterday
  • Illinois — 4,035 new cases, 4,942 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,535 new cases, 2,440 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,467 new cases, 2,850 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,046 new cases, 2,204 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,711 new cases, 1,561 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 170:

  • Missouri — 1,892 new cases, 1,910 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,373 new cases, 1,628 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,363 new cases, 1,835 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,337 new cases, 1,202 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1.225 new cases, 977 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,111 new cases, 2,022 yesterday.


Friday, October 23, 2020

There is a lot to report today!

First, allow me to address one point made in last night’s presidential debate. Joe Biden forecast “a dark winter,” citing “200,000” more COVID-19 deaths the United States between now and the end of the year. You are welcome to believe that if you so choose, but — and just so readers know, there is no political bias or political affiliation included in the calculation of these statistics — consider this:

  • Between February 1, 2020 and midnight last night, there have been 221,189 deaths linked to COVID-19 directly or indirectly in the U.S.
  • That number averages out to 892 deaths per day over the course of the last 248 days.
  • There are 69 days left between now and the end of 2020
  • Biden’s declaration, "The expectation is we'll have another 200,000 Americans dead the time between now and the end of the year” translates to 2,899 deaths per day taking place.
  • The U.S. currently has a percentage death rate of 2.6 percent of total overall COVID-19 cases
  • To date, there have been essentially 8.5 million COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
  • To net out Biden’s forecast of “200,000 more COVID-19 deaths by the end of the year,” we will have to see nearly a doubling of at least another 8 million cases of COVID-19 based on the current death rate.


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.57 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.40 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 2.10 percent of the population.

The 8,417,604 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with the coronavirus to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,314,037 case, or 15.4 percent, 15.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 221,189 deaths , or 2.6 percent, 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 6,956,679 individuals, or 81.9 percent, 82.0 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 74,301
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 56,603
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 16,725.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 973, compared to the 1,225 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 15,909, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 1,146,887.


Before getting further into the numbers of the past 24 hours, look at the the table below of the total active case by key states as of yesterday:

  • The fourth column from the left is important. That is the number of actual active coronavirus cases. The column on the far right shows the actual percentage of the population that is currently active with COVID-19. Georgia posts 17,608 currently active COVID-19 cases, representing 0.164 percent of our population of 10,736,059
  • The second column from the right lists the percentage that the currently active COVID-19 cases represent of the overall total coronavirus cases taking place since January 1 of this year
  • The last two sets of states are not only the most active states, but also states in which COVID-19 has recently become active in the state


These are critical numbers. My hope for you, the reader, is that these numbers put what was said in the debate last night and what the mainstream media airs everyday in context for you.

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Georgia’s positive cases increased by 1,785 in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.4 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 75, 25 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,458 total active cases, ... 1,488 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 973 total active cases, 954 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,352 total active cases, 1,351 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 967 total active cases, 956 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 292 total active cases, 287 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 46 total active cases, 49 yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 21.6 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 78:

  • Texas — 6,197 new cases, 3,047 yesterday
  • Florida — 5,557 new cases, 2,145 yesterday
  • California — 4,302 new cases, 6,414 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 13.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 105:

  • North Carolina — 2,400 new cases, 1,842 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 2,046 new cases, 2,292 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,785 new cases, 1,312 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,390 new cases, 1,146 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,128 new cases, 864 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 958 new cases, 801 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 7.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 53:

  • Pennsylvania — 2,054 new cases, 1,359 yesterday
  • New York — 1,708 new cases, 2,060 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,047 new cases, 702 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,015 new cases, 1,076 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 23.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 146:

  • Illinois — 4,942 new cases …4,342 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,413 new cases, 4,205 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,850 new cases, 1,732 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,440 new cases, 2,365 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,204 new cases, 1,878 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,561 new cases …1,060 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 215:

  • Iowa — 2,022 new cases, 1,110 yesterday
  • Missouri — 1,910 new cases, 2,436 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,835 new cases, 1,313 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,628 new cases, 1,307 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,202 new cases, 1,155 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 977 new cases, 899 yesterday.


It took more than three hours to calculate today’s numbers. I hope you agree with me that it was time well spent!

THURSDAY, October 22, 2020

Before we get to the numbers:

  • The number of COVID-19 survivors will top over 7 million by Sunday this weekend
  • When you see the big number that there are “nearly 8.5 million COVID-19 cases in the United States,” please keep in mind that 82 percent of those people are survival cases.
  • Less than 2.6 percent of people in the U.S. testing active with COVID-19 die
  • There is now another variation of COVID-19 that is active — and it has less impact than the past strains
  • According to the New York Times, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reducing the required number of days a person less than 18 years of age has to be in lock-down, from 14 days to eight days
  • Centers to secure vaccination are being set up and protection measures are going in place in advance of the first of the vaccines to become available here in the U.S.


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases now totals 2.55 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.39 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 2.09 percent of the U.S. population.

The 8,417,604 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with the coronavirus to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,297,312 cases, or 15.3 percent, 15.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 220,216 deaths, or 2.6 percent, 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivals — 6,900,076 individuals, or 82.0 percent, 82.0 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 63,663
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 13,723
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 48,715
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,225, compared to the 952 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 15,683, the number of “critical/serious” cases represent 1.3 percent of the total active cases
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 823,688 tests.


Georgia’s positive cases increased by 1,312 in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.1 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 66, 34 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,488 total active cases, ... 1,524 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,352 total active cases, 1,348 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 956 total active cases, 925 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 954 total active cases, 973 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 287 total active cases, 296 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 49 total active cases, 54 yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 18.2 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 65:

  • California — 6,414 new cases, 4,387 yesterday
  • Texas — 3,047 new cases, 5,612 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,145 new cases, 3,662 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 13.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 104:

  • Tennessee — 2,292 new cases, 1,508 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,842 new cases, 1,578 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,146 new cases, 1,043 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,128 new cases, 1,128 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 864 new cases, 884 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 801 new cases, 730 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 56:

  • New York — 2,060 new cases, 1,298 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,359 new cases, 1,579 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,076 new cases, 1,144 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 702 new cases, 976 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 24.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 153:

  • Illinois — 4,342 new cases …3,714 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 4,205 new cases, 4,591 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,365 new cases, 2,013 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,878 new cases, 1,871 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,732 new cases, 1,498 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,060 new cases, 1,082 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 215:

  • Missouri — 2,436 new cases, 2,041 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,313 new cases, 729 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,307 new cases, 1,754 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,110 new cases, 948 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,155 new cases, 844 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 899 new cases, 592 yesterday.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A number of readers ask about Europe. Below is a table illustrating global stats from last Monday. While the U.S. posts the higher total cases by percentage of population, the percentage of increased new cases elsewhere in the world is higher than in the U.S. Sweden, you may remember, is the country that has issued very few constraints and allowed the coronavirus run its course in the workplace and in public gatherings.

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As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.53 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.39 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 2.07 percent of the U.S. population.

The 8,353,941 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with the coronavirus to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,283,174 case, or 15.3 percent, 15.2 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 218,991 deaths, or 2.6 percent, 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivals — 6,851,361 individuals, or 82.0 percent, 82.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 62,072
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 43,239
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 17,881
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 952, compared to the 442 deaths posted yesterday.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 15,714
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 1.3 percent of the total active cases. This number has increased by approximately 1,000 cases since a week ago. Geographically, the increase is taking place in the Six Great Lakes states — particularly in Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 777,874, one of the lowest levels of testing in the past two weeks.


Georgia’s positive cases increased by 1,128 in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 1.8 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 56, 44 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County (including GSU and GA Tech students) — 1,524 total active cases, 1,535 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 1,348 total active cases, 1,308 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 973 total active cases, 929 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 925 total active cases, 907 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County (including UGA students) — 296 total active cases, 297 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 54 total active cases, 57 yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 22.0 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 79:

  • Texas — 5,612 new cases, 4,214 yesterday
  • California — 4,387 new cases, 3,893 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,662 new cases, 1,707 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 11.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 89:

  • North Carolina — 1,578 new cases, 1,144 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,508 new cases, 3,317 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,128 new cases, 752 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,043 new cases, 859 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 884 new cases, 619 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 730 new cases, 586 yesterday.


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

  • Pennsylvania — 1,579 new cases, 1,637 yesterday
  • New York — 1,298 new cases, 1,221 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,144 new cases, 1,302 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 976 new cases, 828 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 23.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 149:

  • Wisconsin — 4,591 new cases, 3,777 yesterday
  • Illinois — 3,714 new cases …3,113 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,013 new cases, 1,874 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,871 new cases, 2,096 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,498 new cases, 1,584 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,082 new cases, 1,627 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 178:

  • Missouri — 2,041 new cases, 1,179 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,475 new cases, 774 yesterday
  • Iowa — 948 new cases, 627 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 844 new cases, 531 yesterday
  • Kansas — 729 new cases, 2,084 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 592 new cases, 749 yesterday.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases now totals 2.51 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.38 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 2.06 percent of the U.S. population.

The 8,291,869 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with the coronavirus to-date break down as follows:

  • Active COVID-19 cases — 1,265,708 cases or 15.2 percent, 15.2 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 218,039 deaths or 2.6 percent, 2.6 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivals — 6,808,122 individuals or 82.1 percent, 82.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 57,327
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 15,658
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 41,525
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 442, compared to the 448 deaths yesterday
  • New tests administered in the U.S. increased by 1,374,006
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 15,501, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases
  • New tests administered over the last three days: 3,322,822
  • New active cases of those tests: 156,500 or 4.7 percent.


Georgia’s positive cases increased by 752 in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 1.3 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 41, 59 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 1,535 total active cases or 0.14 percent of the population, 1,572 yesterday — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,308 total active cases or 0.14 percent of the population, 1,304 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 929 total active cases or 0.12 percent of the population, 936 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 907 total active cases, 920 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 297 total active cases, 305 yesterday — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 57 total active cases , 53 total active cases yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 17.1 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 62:

  • Texas — 4,214 new cases,  2,577 yesterday
  • California — 3,893 new cases, 1,806 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,707 new cases, 2,539 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 12.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 102:

  • Tennessee — 3,317 new cases, 2,605 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,144 new cases, 2,303 yesterday
  • Alabama — 859 new cases, 964 yesterday
  • Georgia — 752 new cases, 1,174 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 619 new cases, 776 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 586 new cases, 320 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 60:

  • Pennsylvania — 1,637 new cases, 1,102 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,302 new cases, 1,124 yesterday
  • New York — 1,221 new cases, 1,453 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 828 new cases, 730 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 24.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 153:

  • Wisconsin — 3,777 new cases, 3,229 yesterday
  • Illinois — 3,113 new cases …4,245 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,096 new cases, 2,005 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,874 new cases, 1,549 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,627 new cases …1,722 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,584 new cases, 1,605 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 173:

  • Oklahoma — 774 new cases, 796 yesterday
  • Kansas — 2,084 new cases, 630 yesterday
  • Missouri — 1,179 new cases, 1,253 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 749 new cases, 734 yesterday
  • Iowa — 627 new cases, 846 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 531 new cases, 644 yesterday.
     

Monday, October 19, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now total 2.50 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represent 0.38 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represent 2.05 percent of the population.

The 8,234,542 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 1,250,050 cases, or 15.2 percent, 15.2 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 217,895 deaths, or 2.6 percent, 2.5 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survived — 6,766,597 individuals, 82.2 percent, 82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 44,941
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 33,892
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 10,601 cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 448, compared to the 638 deaths yesterday.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 15,385, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.


Georgia posted 1,174 positive cases in the past 24 hours, the number of cases represents 2.6 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 81, 19 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total number of active cases over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 1,572 total active cases, 1,555 total active cases yesterday — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,304 total active cases, 1,268 total active cases yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 936 total active cases, 895 total active cases yesterday
  • Cobb County — 920 total active cases, 943 total active cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 305 total active cases, 299 total active cases yesterday — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 53 total active cases, 50 total active cases yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 15.4 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 55:

  • Texas — 2,577 new cases, 4,070 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,539 new cases, 4,044 yesterday
  • California — 1,806 new cases, 2,075 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 18.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 145:

  • Tennessee — 2,605 new cases, 2,646 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,303 new cases, 2,102 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,174 new cases, 1,534 yesterday
  • Alabama — 964 new cases, 1,288 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 776 new cases, 961 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 320 new cases, 751 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 9.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 67:

  • New York — 1,453 new cases, 1,789 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,124 new cases, 885 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,102 new cases, 1,485 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 730 new cases, 584 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 26.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 167:

  • Illinois — 4,245 new cases …3,629 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,229 new cases, 3,720 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,005 new cases, 1,947 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,722 new cases …1,694 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,605 new cases, 2,482 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,549 new cases, 2,212 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 182:
Missouri — 1,253 new cases, 2,440 yesterday

  • Iowa — 846 new cases, 843 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 796 new cases, 1,195 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 734 new cases, 1,286 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 644 new cases, 883 yesterday
  • Kansas — 630 new cases, 574 yesterday.
     

Sunday, October 18, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.48 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represent 0.37 percent. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represent 2.04 percent.

The 8,189,601 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,732,705 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,239,449 cases, 15.2 percent, 15.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 217,447 deaths, or 2.5 percent, 2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 54,232
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 58,814
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 12,646, down from yesterday
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 638 as of 12:01am today compared to the 928 deaths that posted yesterday.
  • New “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,406, the number of “critical/serious” cases represent 1.3 percent of total active cases.
  • New significant case gains of diagnosed COVID-19 cases took place in Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin. The three states account for 20.6, or one-fifth, of new cases.


In Georgia, 1,534 new positive cases posted in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.8 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 88, 12 percent below proportionate average.Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total number of active cases over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 1,555 total active cases, 1,532 total active cases yesterday — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,268 total active cases, 1,264 total active cases yesterday
  • Cobb County — 943 total active cases, 962 total active cases yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 895 total active cases, 850 total active cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 299 total active cases, 304 total active cases yesterday — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 50 total active cases, 49 total active cases yesterday.


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 17.3 percent of new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 64. The new case count declined from 12,247 yesterday to 10,189 today — a decrease of 16.8 percent:

  • Texas — 4,070 new cases, 5,791 yesterday
  • Florida — 4,044 new cases, 3,449 yesterday
  • California — 2,075 new cases, 3,107 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 15.7 percent of new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 126. The new case count increased from 8,434 yesterday to 9,282 today — an increase of 10.1 percent:

  • Tennessee — 2,646 new cases, 666 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,102 new cases, 2,684 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,534 new cases, 1,609 yesterday,
  • Alabama — 1,288 new cases, 1,212 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 961 new cases, 1,147 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 751 new cases, 1,116 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.7 percent of new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 60… The new case count declined from 5,089 yesterday to 4,743 today — a decrease of 6.8 percent:

  • New York — 1,789 new cases, 1,728 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,485 new cases, 1,683 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 885 new cases, 911 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 584 new cases, 767 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 26.7 percent of new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 167. The new case count declined from 17,543 yesterday to 15,684 today — a decrease of 10.6 percent:

  • Wisconsin — 3,720 new cases, 3,861 yesterday
  • Illinois — 3,629 new cases …5,103 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,482 new cases, 1,943 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,212 new cases, 2,140 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,994 new cases, 2,290 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,947 new cases, 2,206 yesterday.
     

The six Central Plains states account for 11.1 percent of new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 185… The new case count declined from 9,327 yesterday to 6,559 today — a decrease of 29.6 percent:

  • Missouri — 2,440 new cases, 1,939 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,195 new cases, 1,492 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 883 new cases, 1,015 yesterday
  • Iowa — 843 new cases, 1,790 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 620 new cases, 1,286 yesterday
  • Kansas — 574 new cases, 1,805 yesterday.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

There has been a significant change in today’s numbers as cases of COVID-19 have increased in the past 24 hours throughout the United States.

Georgia posted 1,609 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.2 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 69, 31 percent below proportionate average. The by-county numbers below for parts of Georgia are the total active cases followed by the number of active cases totaled over the past 14 days.

The five county core metro Atlanta area currently has 5,013 total active COVID-19 cases as reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. The number was 4,538 last week. All of the increases were in Fulton County:

  • Fulton County — 1,532 active cases, 1,382 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Gwinnett County — 1,264 active cases, 1,249 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Cobb County — 962 active cases, 799 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Dekalb County — 850 active cases, 798 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Clayton County — 405 active cases, 310 cases Saturday, Oct. 10.


The six county core metro Athens area currently has 772 total active COVID-19 cases as reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. That compares to 717 last week. Only Oglethorpe County is reporting an increase:

  • Athens-Clarke County — 310 active cases, 270 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Barrow County — 172 active cases, 172 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Jackson County — 162 active cases, 138 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Oconee County — 49 active cases, 55 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Madison County — 38 active cases, 44 cases Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Oglethorpe County — 41 active cases, 38 cases Saturday, Oct. 10.


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases nationwide now totals 2.46 percent. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.38 percent. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 2.02 percent.

The 8,135,369 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,673,811 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,248,625 cases, or 15.2 percent, 15.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 216,809 deaths, or 2.5 percent, 2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 71,687
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 51,345
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 19,414 cases.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours increased by 928 compared to 874 deaths yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 15,318, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.
  • New increases in diagnosed COVID-19 cases took place in Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin. The three states account for one-fifth or 20.6 percent of new cases.


The three largest states account for 17.2 percent of new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 63. The new case count increased from 11,815 yesterday to 12,247 today — an increase of 3.7 percent:

  • Texas — 5,791 new cases, 5,449 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,449 new cases, 3,356 yesterday
  • California — 3,107 new cases, 3,010 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 11.8 percent of new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 94. The new case count declined from 10,265 posting yesterday to 8,434 posting today — a decrease of 17.8 percent:

  • North Carolina — 2,684 new cases, 2,532 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,609 new cases, 1,640 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,212 new cases, 1,185 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,147 new cases, 1,297 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,116 new cases, 1,322 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 666 new cases, 2,289 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 7.1 percent of new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 49. The new case count increased from 4,277 yesterday to 5,089 today — an increase of 19.0 percent:

  • New York — 1,728 new cases, 1,564 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,683 new cases, 1,546 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 911 new cases, 980 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 767 new cases, 587 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 24.9 percent of new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 156. The new case count increased from 15,503 posting yesterday to 17,543 posting today — an increase of 13.2 percent:

  • Illinois — 5,103 new cases …4,015 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,861 new cases, 3,747 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,290 new cases, 1,163 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,206 new cases, 2,458 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,140 new cases, 2,177 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,943 new cases, 1,943 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 13.0 percent of new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 217. The new case count declined from 9,621 yesterday to 9,327 today — a decrease of 3.1 percent:

  • Missouri — 1,939 new cases, 3,557 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,805 new cases, 1,528 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,790 new cases, 1,076 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,492 new cases, 1,221 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,286 new cases, 961 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,015 new cases, 1,278 yesterday.
     

Friday, October 16, 2020

As many readers know, each morning before I write and send this column out to the newspapers, I read the print editions of both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. I also review postings on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, CBS, and CNBC websites. I am very upfront to say that I do not frequent Facebook nor Twitter.

The numbers that I report are from a host of sources. Those sources include the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Worldometer, and key government health agencies.

This morning, I found reports on two very interesting subjects. One concerns the geography of the recent cases reported; the second focuses on the developmental stage of vaccines. Surprisingly, reports on both are positioned positively by the mainstream media.

1) Where Recent Cases Are Tracking

In the last ten days, there have been numerous reports of second and even third waves of cases, focusing on New York City and states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. What is happening in New York City is actually minimal in terms of “increases.” As I shared yesterday, when the base numbers are small, it does not take much to move the needle!

Below is a map of the U.S. developed by Johns Hopkins with an update released yesterday. It cites just where the new case outbreaks are taking place. It runs smack in tandem with the numbers I share in this column each morning.

When I received this release yesterday afternoon, I spoke to a set of physicians and they made the analogy of “dropping a stone in a pond and watching the ripple effect” — as the rising new cases moved from New York City to other population centers like Miami, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles, then to Chicago and Atlanta, and now to low density population areas across the country. The doctors also shared that they, too, agree with the New York Times story that we are at the latter phases of the coronavirus pandemic. Not that COVID-19 will disappear, but that the passage and outbreaks will decline sharply.

 

10 16 2020 National Map Of Cases



2) The status of vaccine development

Second, there is news across the media that the vaccines are about to launch. There are some sources reporting that one of the vaccines might even clear rapid approval for release before Election Day.

Here is a summary of key facts from those news stories:

  • Two companies working in partnership are now shifting from testing to manufacturing scale ups — MAINZ (German) and Pfizer
  • The vaccines are at the very last advanced stages of testing and may receive approval for roll-out before Election Day
  • The MAINZ-Pfizer partnership is ready to supply 450 million doses this year (2020) and 450 Million next year (2021)
  • The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million, with an option for 500 million more
  • The European Union has placed an initial order for 200 million, with an option for 100 million more
  • For readers who voice concern that the vaccines may not be safe, I suggest you Google “COVID-19 vaccines and testing" to see just how many individuals participate in the final stages of the testing.


The Daily Update

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.44 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.37 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 2.00 percent of the U.S. population.

The 8,063,682 individuals in the U.S. who have been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,622,546 individuals, 82.2 percent, 82.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,225,255 cases, or 15.1 percent, 15.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 215,881 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 66,129
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 47,389
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 17,866 — the percentage testing positive on the national level over the last three days posts at 5.5 percent, significantly higher than the weekly average for Oct. 6-12 at 4.9 percent, but remains below the 6.8 percent tracked back in mid-August.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 874, compared to the 970 deaths that posted yesterday.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 15,270, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.


Georgia posted 1,640 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.5 percent of total cases in the U.S. but Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 78, 22 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total number of active cases over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 1,495 total active cases today, 1,483 total active cases yesterday — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,253 total active cases today, 1,233 total active cases yesterday
  • Cobb County — 906 total active cases today, 914 total active cases yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 819 total active cases today, 803 total active cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 298 total active cases today, 296 total active cases yesterday — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 46 total active cases today, 50 total active cases yesterday.


In the past 24 hours, the most significant diagnosed COVID-19 case gains again took place in Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin. Those three states accounted for one-fifth or 20.1 percent of new cases.

The three largest states account for 18.0 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 65:

  • Texas — 5,559 new cases, 5,647 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,356 new cases, 2,883 yesterday
  • California — 3,010 new cases, 3,435.


The six southeastern states account for 15.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 124:

  • North Carolina — 2,532 new cases, 1,926 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 2,289 new cases, 1,709 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,640 new cases, 1,297 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,322 new cases, 876 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,297 new cases, 926 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,185 new cases, 784 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 7.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 49:

  • New York — 1,564 new cases, 1,308 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,546 new cases, 1,282 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 980 new cases, 1,029 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 587 new cases, 580 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 23.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 146:

  • Illinois — 4,015 new cases, 2,862 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,747 new cases, 3,107 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,458 new cases, 1,593 yesterday
  • Ohio — 2,177 new cases, 2,036 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,943 new cases, 1,165 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,163 new cases, 1,369 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 14.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 242:

  • Missouri — 3,557 new cases, 2,384 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,528 new cases, 1,454 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,278 new cases, 1,079 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,221 new cases, 1,122 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,076 new cases, 1,671 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 961 new cases, 929 yesterday.
     

Thursday, October 15, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.42 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.36 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.99 percent of the U.S. population.

The 7,997,553 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 6,575,157 individuals, or 82.2 percent, 82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,207.389 cases, or 15.1 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 214,037 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 59,693
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 40,929
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 17,794 — the largest jump in new cases over the past 45 days. The percentage testing positive over the last three days posts at 5.1 percent, slightly above the weekly average for Oct. 6-12 at 4.9 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 970 compared to 843 deaths yesterday. Of the deaths, 28.9 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states. the death count in those three states indexes below proportionate average at 104.
  • New “critical/serious” cases totaled 15,219
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 1.3 percent of the total active cases.


In Georgia positive new cases increased by 1,297, compared to 993 yesterday. The number of new cases represents 2.2 percent of the new cases in the U.S. and the COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 69, 31 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total number of active cases over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 1,483 total active cases as of today, 1,443 total active cases yesterday — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,233 total active cases as of today, 1,237 total active cases yesterday
  • Cobb County — 914 total active cases as of today, 869 total active cases yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 803 total active cases as of today, 818 total active cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 296 total active cases as of today, 285 total active cases yesterday — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 50 total active cases as of today, 54 total active cases yesterday.


Like yesterday, the most significant diagnosed COVID-19 case gains took place in Texas, Wisconsin and California. The three states account for 20.4 percent of new cases.

Below are the total active cases over the past two weeks for the states tracked below as of today, compared to the total cases for the week prior, with the U.S. universal recovery time nationwide as defined at 14 days.

The three largest states account for 20.0 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 72:

  • Texas — 5,647 new cases, 5,694 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 54,035, the total one week ago, 50,133, the increase 7.78 percent
  • California — 3,435 new cases, 3,756 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 45,960, the total one week ago, 45,245increase, 1.58 percent
  • Florida — 2,883 new cases, 2,725 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 33,724, the total one week ago, 32,208, the increase 4.71 percent.


The six southeastern states account for 12.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 101:

  • North Carolina — 1,926 new cases, 1,734 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 25,775, the total one week ago, 22,019, the increase 17.91 percent
  • Tennessee — 1,709 new cases, 1,147 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 24,399, the total one week ago, 20,776, the increase 17.44 percent
  • Georgia — 1,297 new cases, 993 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 16,575, the total one week ago, 16,464, the increase 0.67 percent.
  • South Carolina — 926 new cases, 828 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 11,867, the total one week ago, 12,019, decrease 1.26 percent
  • Mississippi — 876 new cases, 713 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 7,850, the total one week ago, 6,923, the increase 13.39 percent
  • Alabama — 784 new cases, 1,117 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 13,276, the total one week ago, 13,669, decrease 2.87 percent.


The four early case states account for 7.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 48:

  • New York — 1,308 new cases, 1,542 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 34,305, the total one week ago, 23,354, the increase 46.89 percent
  • Pennsylvania — 1,282 new cases, 1,829 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 16,997, the total one week ago, 14,350, the increase 18.45 percent
  • New Jersey — 1,029 new cases, 1,177 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 11,202, the total one week ago, 9,176, the increase 22.08 percent
  • Massachusetts — 580 new cases, 749 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 8,876, the total one week ago, 7,980, the increase 11.23 percent.


The six Great Lakes states account for 20.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 127:

  • Wisconsin — 3,107 new cases, 3,279 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 35,304, the total one week ago, 31,766, the increase 11.11 percent
  • Illinois — 2,862 new cases, 2,851 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 34,880, the total one week ago, 29,068, the increase 20.00 percent
  • Ohio — 2,036 new cases, 1,468 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 19,626, the total one week ago, 15,828, the increase 24.00 percent
  • Michigan — 1,593 new cases, 1,466 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 18,989, the total one week ago, 14,523, the increase 30.75 percent
  • Minnesota — 1,369 new cases …1,135 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 15,809, the total one week ago, 14,551increase, 8.64 percent
  • Indiana — 1,165 new cases, 1,549 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 18,350, the total one week ago, 13,990, the increase 31.16 percent.


The six Central Plains states account for 14.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 242:

  • Missouri — 2,384 new cases, 1,352 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 23,873, the total one week ago, 22,765, the increase 4.87 percent
  • Iowa — 1,671 new cases, 693 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 13,703, the total one week ago, 11,233, the increase 22.00 percent
  • Kansas — 1,454 new cases, 1,206 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 14,097, the total one week ago, 11,560, the increase 21.95 percent
  • Oklahoma — 1,122 new cases, 1,309 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 15,428, the total one week ago, 14,091increase, 9.48 percent
  • Arkansas — 1,079 new cases, 680 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 11,549, the total one week ago, 10,917, the increase 5.79 percent.
  • Nebraska — 929 new cases, 704 yesterday; the total for the last two weeks — 8,862, the total one week ago, 6,952, the increase 27.47 percent.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.40 percent of the U.S. population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.36 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.98 percent of the U.S. population.

The 7,937,860 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,534,228 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,189,595 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 214,037 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide the past 24 hours:

  • New COVID-19 cases increased by 51,534
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 44,019
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 6,672 cases
  • New positive testing over the last three days posts at 4.8 percent, that is slightly below the weekly average for Oct. 6-12 of 4.9 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 843 compared to the 316 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 39.1 percent took place yesterday in the three largest states, the death count in those three states indexes below average at 82.
  • New critical/serious” cases increased by 14,643
  • New“critical/serious” cases represent 1.3 percent of the total active cases.


In Georgia positive new cases increased by 993 compared to 902 yesterday.The number of new cases represents 1.9 percent of total cases, and the COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 59, 41 percent below proportionate average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total number of active cases over the past 14 days:
 

  • Fulton County — 1,443 total active cases as of Oct. 14, 1,442 total active cases Oct. 13 — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,237 total active cases as of Oct. 14, 1,230 total active cases Oct. 13
  • Cobb County — 869 total active cases as of Oct. 14, 887 total active cases Oct. 13
  • Dekalb County — 818 total active cases as of Oct. 14, 827 total active cases Oct. 13 — including UGA students
  • Athens-Clarke County — 285 total active cases as of Oct. 14, 285 total active cases Oct. 13 — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 54 total active cases as of Oct. 14, 55 total active cases Oct. 13.


In the past 24 hours, the most significant diagnosed COVID-19 case gains took place in Texas, Wisconsin and California. The three states account for just under 25 percent of new cases.

The three largest states account for 23.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 27.8 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 85:

  • California — 3,756 new cases, 2,979 yesterday
  • Texas — 5,694 new cases, 3,737 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,725 new cases, 1,533 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 12.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 101:

  • North Carolina — 1,734 new cases, 1,276 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,147 new cases, 2,965 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,117 new cases, 734 yesterday
  • Georgia — 993 new cases, 902 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 828 new cases, 649 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 713 new cases, 264 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 10.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 71:

  • Pennsylvania — 1,829 new cases, 1,025 yesterday
  • New York — 1,542 new cases, 1,150 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,177 new cases, 431 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 749 new cases, 760 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 22.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 143:

  • Wisconsin — 3,279 new cases, 1,956 yesterday
  • Illinois — 2,851 new cases, 2,742 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,549 new cases, 1,574 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,468 new cases, 1,495 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,466 new cases, 1,932 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,135 new cases, 1,171 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 11.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 192:

  • Missouri — 1,352 new cases, 1,044 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,309 new cases, 797 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,206 new cases, 1,764 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 704 new cases, 457 yesterday
  • Iowa — 693 new cases, 510 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 680 new cases, 654 yesterday.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.39 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.36 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.96 percent of the population.

The 7,886,326 individuals that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 6,490,209 individuals, or 82.3 percent,  82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,182,923 cases, or 15.0 percent,  15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 213,194 deaths. or 2.7 percent,  2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 45,791
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 8,057 cases. The percentage testing positive at a national level over the last three days posts at 4.6 percent, that is down from the weekly average for Oct. 6-12 of 4.9 percent
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 37,418
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 316 compared to the 325 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 39.1 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes below proportionate average at 82. These three states are becoming less of a factor in the national coronavirus pandemic.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,721, represent 1.3 percent of the total active cases.


In Georgia, positive new cases increased by 902, the number of cases represents 2.0 percent of total cases, and the COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 63, 37 percent below average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total number of active cases over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 1,442 total active cases as of Oct. 13, 1,414 total active cases Oct. 12
  • Gwinnett County — 1,230 total active cases as of Oct. 13, 1,236 total active cases Oct. 12
  • Cobb County — 887 total active cases as of Oct. 13, 845 total active cases Oct. 12
  • Dekalb County — 827 total active cases as of Oct. 13, 836 total active cases Oct. 12
  • Athens-Clarke County — 285 total active cases as of Oct. 13, 295 total active cases Oct. 12 — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 55 total active cases as of Oct. 13, 59 total active cases Oct. 12 — including GSU and GA Tech students.


The three largest states account for 18.0 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 65:

  • Texas — 3,737 new cases, 2,789 yesterday
  • California — 2,979 new cases, 2,723 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,533 new cases, 1,870 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 14.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 118:

  • Tennessee — 2,965 new cases, 2,068 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,276 new cases, 1,719 yesterday
  • Georgia — 902 new cases, 1,140 yesterday
  • Alabama — 734 new cases, 816 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 649 new cases, 785 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 264 new cases, 294 yesterday.


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

  • New York — 1,150 new cases, 1,145 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,025 new cases, 1,016 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 431 new cases, 862 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 760 new cases, 563 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 23.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly above average at 148:

  • Illinois — 2,742 new cases …2,727 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,932 new cases, 1,340 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 1,956 new cases, 2,676 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,574 new cases, 1,570 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,459 new cases, 1,290 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,171 new cases …1,440 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 11.4 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 above average at 190:

  • Kansas — 1,764 new cases, 1,030 yesterday
  • Missouri — 1,044 new cases, 477 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 797 new cases, 766 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 654 new cases, 613 yesterday
  • Iowa — 510 new cases, 1,109 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 457 new cases, 495 yesterday.


Monday, October 12, 2020

A few beginning of the week observations:

  1. Right now mainstream media is foaming at the mouth with news of a new increase in COVID-19 cases in the making, with local Atlanta media not often reporting the geographics of where the increases are taking place — and that Georgia cases have declined considerably.
  2. The states posting the increases are concentrated around the Great Lakes. Georgia’s status is no longer considered to be critical — and Georgians can now travel to neighboring states.
  3. While cases in New York have increased somewhat, the incidence level of those testing positive with COVID-19 in the state is still significantly lower than the national level.
  4. The percentage of deaths calculated against total COVID-19 cases here in the U.S. is lower than where it was thirty days ago.
  5. The closer that we get to Election Day 11-3-2020, the more COVID-19 “the sky is falling down” news stories. As I share with my friends and family, turn off the news networks and read good alternative news sources!


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.37 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked ACTIVE COVID-19 cases represents 0.36 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represent 1.95 percent of the U.S. population.

The 7,840,5356 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 6,452,791 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,174,866 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 212,878 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 41,945
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 33,422
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 8,189 active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 325, compared to the 635 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 39.1 percent took place in the three largest states; the death count in those three states indexes at 141
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  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,721; the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 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
  • Sep. 29-Oct. 5 — 4.4 percent
  • Oct. 6-12 — 4.9 percent — 343,892 new COVID-19 cases identified out of 6,981,522 tests administered.


Georgia posted 1,140 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.7 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 84, 16 percent below average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, followed by the total number of active cases over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 1,414 total active cases as of Oct. 12, 1,374 total active cases Oct. 11 — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,236 total active cases as of Oct. 12, 1,231 total active cases Oct. 11
  • Cobb County — 845 total active cases as of Oct. 12, 785 total active cases Oct. 11
  • Dekalb County — 836 total active cases as of Oct. 12, 786 total active cases Oct. 11
  • Athens-Clarke County — 295 total active cases as of Oct. 12, 287 total active cases Oct. 11 — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 59 total active cases as of Oct. 12, 57 total active cases Oct. 11.


The three largest states account for 17.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 27.8 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 63:

  • California — 2,723 new cases, 3,114 yesterday…
  • Texas — 2,789 new cases, 3,324 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,870 new cases, 2,108 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 16.3 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 above average at 131. Note that two states, Tennessee and North Carolina, are driving the higher than proportionately average index level:

  • Tennessee — 2,068 new cases, 1,646 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,719 new cases, 2,321 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,140 new cases, 1,237 yesterday
  • Alabama — 816 new cases, 1,061 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 785 new cases, 945 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 294 new cases, 957 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 58:

  • New York — 1,145 new cases, 1,425 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,016 new cases, 1,452 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 862 new cases, 754 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 563 new cases, 639 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 26.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly above average at 165:

  • Illinois — 2,727 new cases, 2,905 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,676 new cases, 2,742 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,570 new cases, 1,918 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,440 new cases, 1,516 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,340 new cases, 1,648 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,290 new cases, 1,334 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly above average at 178:

  • Iowa — 1,109 new cases, 1,108 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,030 new cases, 880 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 766 new cases, 1,523 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 613 new cases, 908 yesterday
  • Missouri — 477 new cases, 2,394 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 495 new cases, 663 yesterday.


Sunday, October 11, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.36 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.94 percent.

The 7,798,590 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,419,369 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,166,668 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 212,553 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.7 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 50,876
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 7,235
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 43,006
  • New tests administered increased by 1,103,287, with 117,601,433 tests completed
  • Over the past week, the percent testing active with COVID-19 is 4.3 percent, over the past three days, the percent testing active with COVID-19 is at 4.8 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 635, compared to the 910 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 36.1 percent took place yesterday in the three largest states, and  the death count in those three states indexes at 130.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,640, representing 1.3 percent of the total active cases.


Georgia posted 1,237 positive cases, or 2.4 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 75, 25 percent below average. Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning. The numbers, by county, are the total active cases and the number of active case totaled over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 1,374 total active cases as of Oct. 11, 1,382 total active cases Oct. 10 — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,231 total active cases as of Oct. 11, 1,249 total active cases Oct. 10
  • Dekalb County — 786 total active cases as of Oct. 11, 823 total active cases Oct. 10
  • Cobb County — 785 total active cases as of Oct. 11, 799 total active cases Oct. 10
  • Athens-Clarke County — 287 total active cases as of Oct. 11, 270 total active cases Oct. 10 — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 57 total active cases as of Oct. 11, 55 total active cases Oct. 10


The three largest states account for 16.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 60:

  • California — 3,114 new cases, 3,785 yesterday
  • Texas — 3,324 new cases, 4,484 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,108 new cases, 2,908 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 16.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 129:

  • Georgia — 1,237 new cases, 1,625 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,646 new cases, 1,336 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 945 new cases, 921 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,321 new cases, 2,034 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,061 new cases, 1,490 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 957 new cases, 862 yesterday


The four early case states account for 8.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 58:

  • New York — 1,425 new cases, 1,660 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 754 new cases, 842 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 639 new cases, 765 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,452 new cases, 1,381 yesterday
     

The six Great Lakes states account for 23.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 148:

  • Illinois — 2,905 new cases …3,117 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,742 new cases, 2,988 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,918 new cases, 1,816 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,648 new cases, 1,323 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,516 new cases …1,390 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,334 new cases, 1,835 yesterday


The six Central Plains states account for 15.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant above average at 258:

  • Missouri — 2,394 new cases, 2,211 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,523 new cases, 1,524 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,108 new cases, 1,252 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,085 new cases, 663 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 908 new cases, 1,167 yesterday
  • Kansas — 880 new cases, 1,679 yesterday.
     

Saturday, October 10, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the U.S. now totals 2.34 percent. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent. The number of COVID-19 survivors cases represents 1.93 percent.

The 7,747,714 individuals that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,376,363 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,159.433 cases, or15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 211,918 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours

  • New cases increased by 60,558
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 6,065
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 53,583
  • New tests administered increased by 116,498,135, with 1,150,848 tests completed.
  • Over the past week, the percent testing active with COVID-19 is 4.3 percent, over the past three days, the percent testing active with COVID-19 has increased to 5.2 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 910 today, compared to the 957 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 33.2 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 119.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,777, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total.


Georgia posted 1,625 positive cases , or 2.7 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 84, 16 percent below average.In the metro Atlanta and Athens counties, the numbers below are the total active cases and the number of active case totaled over the past 14 days:

Greater Atlanta
There are currently 4,538 total active COVID-19 cases in the five-county core metro Atlanta area, compared to 4,257 last week, and 5,040 the week before. These counts are reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

  • Fulton County — 1,382 active cases, 1,072 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Gwinnett County — 1,249 active cases, 1,301 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Cobb County — 799 active cases ... 809 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Dekalb County — 798 active cases, 823 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Clayton County — 310 active cases, 252 cases Saturday Oct. 3


Greater Athens
There are currently 717 Total active COVID-19 cases in the six-county core metro Athens area based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. That compares to 782 last week and 1,204 the week before. These counts are reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time:

  • Athens-Clarke County — 270 active cases, 280 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Barrow County — 172 active cases, 182 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Jackson County — 138 active cases, 180 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Oconee County — 55 active cases, 59 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Madison County — 44 active cases, 53 cases Saturday Oct. 3
  • Oglethorpe County — 38 active cases, 28 cases Saturday Oct. 3


Across the nation, the three largest states account for 18.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 67:

  • Texas — 4,484 new cases, 4,572 yesterday
  • California — 3,785 new cases, 3,617 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,908 new cases, 3,306 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 14.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 112:

  • North Carolina — 2,034 new cases, 2,428 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,625 new cases, 1,265 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,556 new cases, 1,992 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,490 new cases, 557 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 921 new cases, 1,050 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 862 new cases, 578 yesterday


The four early case states account for 7.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 49:

  • New York — 1,660 new cases, 1,940 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,381 new cases, 1,421 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 842 new cases, 1,332 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 765 new cases, 444 yesterday


The six Great Lakes states account for 20.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 129. All six states posted 1,000+ cases again yesterday:

  • Illinois — 3,117 new cases …3,059 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,988 new cases, 3,132 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,835 new cases, 1,556 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,816 new cases, 1,450 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,390 new cases …1,271 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,323 new cases, 1,401 yesterday


The six Central Plains states account for 14.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant above average at 233:

  • Missouri — 2,211 new cases, 1,580 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,679 new cases, 492 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,524 new cases, 1,212 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,252 new cases, 1,590 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,167 new cases, 1,265 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 663 new cases, 863 yesterday


For those of you who are new followers of these numbers, they are derived from a combination of multiple sources that include Johns Hopkins, CDC, Worldometer, World Health Organization and Georgia Department of Public Health. There is also an advisory counsel of physicians and other individuals that provides input and direction which meets weekly to review the case numbers and trends.

Friday, October 9, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases in the United States now totals 2.32 percent. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent. The number of COVID-19 survivor cases represents 1.91 percent.

The 7,687,156 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,322,780 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.3 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,153,368 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 211,008 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases grew by 56,652, one of the highest daily increases in the past 2 weeks
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 45,300
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 10,395.
  • New tests administered increased by 115,347,287, with 1,188438 tests completed. Over the past week, the percent testing active with COVID-19 is 4.3 percent, over the past three days, the percent testing active with COVID-19 has increased to 5.2 percent.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,653. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 957, compared to the 932 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 34.5 percent took place yesterday in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 124.



Georgia posted 1,265 positive cases, or 2.2 percent of total cases, the COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 69, 31 percent below average.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning. The counts by the state are the new cases that were diagnosed and the numbers by county are the total active cases. The number of active case totaled over the past 14 days are:

  • Fulton County — 1,261 total active cases as of Oct. 9, 1,184 total active cases Oct. 8 — including GSU and GA Tech students
  • Gwinnett County — 1,248 total active cases as of Oct. 9, 1,245 total active cases Oct. 8
  • Dekalb County — 765 total active cases as of Oct. 9, 764 total active cases Oct. 8
  • Athens-Clarke County — 256 total active cases as of Oct. 9, 265 total active cases Oct. 8 — including UGA students
  • Oconee County — 56 total active cases as of Oct. 9, 60 total active cases Oct. 8


The three largest states account for 20.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 74:

  • Texas — 4,572 new cases, 4,175 yesterday
  • California — 3,617 new cases, 3,445 yesterday
  • Florida — 3,306 new cases, 2,582 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 13.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 111:

  • North Carolina — 2,428 new cases, 1,711 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,992 new cases, 2,080 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,265 new cases, 1,492 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,050 new cases, 735 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 578 new cases, 563 yesterday
  • Alabama — 557 new cases, 941 yesterday


The four early case states account for 9.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 73:

  • New York — 1,940 new cases, 1,466 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,421 new cases, 1,294 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 1,332 new cases, 605 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 444 new cases, 535 yesterday


The six Great Lakes states account for 21.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 131… all six states posted 1,000+ cases yesterday:

  • Wisconsin — 3,132 new cases, 2,319 yesterday
  • Illinois — 3,059 new cases, 2,630 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,556 new cases, 1,409 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,450 new cases, 1,231 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,401 new cases, 1,214 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,271 new cases …911 yesterday


The six Central Plains states account for 12.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant above average at 208:

  • Iowa — 1,590 new cases, 1,036 yesterday
  • Missouri — 1,580 new cases, 1,522 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,265 new cases, 809 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,212 new cases, 1,006 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 863 new cases, 473 yesterday
  • Kansas — 492 new cases, 1,095 yesterday


Thursday, October 8, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.31 percent of the population in the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.35 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 RECOVERED / SURVIVOR cases represents 1.90 percent of the population.

The 7,630,604 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survivals — 6,277,480 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,142,973 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 210,051 deaths, or 2.7 percent, 2.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 48,715
  • New survivors increased by 41,598
  • New active cases increased by 6,485
  • New tests increased by 839,531, for a new total of 114,158,949
  • Over the past week the percent testing active with COVID-19 is 4.3 percent; over the past three days, the percent testing active with COVID-19 increased to 4.9 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 932 compared to the 822 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 30.8 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 118.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,571. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.3 percent of the total active cases.
  • New positive cases in Georgia increased by 1,492. The number of cases represents 3.1 percent of total cases in the U.S. while the state represents 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes nearly average at 97.


Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 1,245 total active cases, 1,287 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 1,184 total active cases, 1,190 yesterday
  • Dekalb County — 764 total active cases, 741 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 265 total active cases, 256 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 60 total active cases, 53 yesterday.


The three largest states account for 20.9 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 75:

  • Texas — 4,175 new cases … 4,421 yesterday
  • California — 3,445 new cases … 2,734 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,582 new cases … 2,251 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 15.4 percent of the new cases, the  states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 123:

  • Tennessee — 2,080 new cases … 1,676 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,711 new cases … 1,504 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,492 new cases … 936 yesterday
  • Alabama — 941 new cases … 764 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 735 new cases … 811 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 563 new cases … 230 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.0 percent of the new cases, the  states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 55:

  • New York — 1,466 new cases … 1,409 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,294 new cases … 1,129 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 605 new cases … 600 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 535 new cases … 495 yesterday.


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

  • Illinois — 2,630 new cases … 1,617 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,319 new cases … 2,020 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,409 new cases … 1,316 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,231 new cases … 970 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,214 new cases … 1,152 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 911 new cases …941 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.2 percent of the new cases, the  states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant above average at 203:

  • Missouri — 1,522 new cases … 3,009 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,036 new cases … 574 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,095 new cases … 335 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,006 new cases … 1,364 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 809 new cases … 641 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 473 new cases … 498 yesterday.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.30 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represent 1.89 percent of the U.S. population.

The 7,581,889 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survivals — 6,235,882 individuals, or 82.2 percent, 82.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,136,488 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 209,519 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 43,660
  • New survivors increased by 36,019
  • New active cases increased by 6,851
  • New tests administered increased by 816,187, for a new total of 112,503,131
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 822, compared to the 421 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 30.8 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 111.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,508. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.
     

While the number of active cases is increasing, keep in mind:

  • The average number of tests now conducted each day is approximately 30 percent more than those conducted in the two weeks prior; it is not odd for the number of tests on a daily level to exceed 1 million now
  • The percent testing active is lower now at 4.3 percent than two weeks ago when it was 5.0 percent
  • There is a geographic shift in positive cases, with increases now taking place in the Great Lakes and Central Plains states
  • While mainstream media cites higher levels in New York, the number of cases reported per day in the last week is, on average, 300-400 more than per day for the prior two weeks
  • The nine key ZIP codes for which Mayor Bill de Blasio is mandating new lock-down measures in New York City are posting gains similar to the percentages of Athens-Clarke County at 0.2 percent
  • Active cases among the nine NYC codes is 3.0 percent, lower than the national average
  • The nine New York City ZIP Codes are upper-middle income areas with a significant mix of aging boomers and seniors, as well as single and coupled young professionals — not too unlike what is found in Peachtree Hills and North Druid Hills in metro Atlanta — though more densely populated. There is also a significant share of the population that is tied to a house of worship; de Blasio is correct that increases may be linked to religious gatherings
  • The mainstream media is bastardizing the CDC report on COVID-19 being spread to others by “tiny droplets of saliva being transported beyond six feet.” The report cites a percentage of cases, less than 0.3 percent, where COVID-19 “might” have been transmitted in the study, or, as the CDC phrases it, “limited, uncommon circumstances.”


New positive cases in Georgia increased by 936 in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.1 percent of the total cases in the U.S.while the state represents 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 34 percent below average at 66. Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 1,287 total active cases as of Oct. 7, 1,290 total active cases Oct. 6, active cases represent 0.14 percent of the total county population
  • Fulton County — 1,190 total active cases as of Oct. 7, 1,151 total active cases Oct. 6, active cases represent 0.11 percent of the total county population
  • Dekalb County — 741 total active cases as of Oct. 7, 757 total active cases Oct. 6, active cases represent 0.10 percent of the total county population
  • Athens-Clarke County — 256 total active cases as of Oct. 7, 263 total active cases Oct. 6, active cases represent 0.20 percent of the total county population
  • Oconee County — 53 total active cases as of Oct. 7, 51 total active cases Oct. 6, active cases represent 0.13 percent of the total county population.


The three largest states account for 20.5 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 73:

  • Texas — 4,421 new cases, 3,819 yesterday
  • California — 2,734 new cases, 3,123 yesterday…
  • Florida — 2,251 new cases, 1,415 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 13.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 109:

  • Tennessee — 1,676 new cases, 2,489 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,504 new cases, 2,258 yesterday
  • Georgia — 936 new cases, 789 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 811 new cases, 577 yesterday
  • Alabama — 764 new cases, 544 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 230 new cases, 215 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 57:

  • New York — 1,409 new cases, 1,154 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,129 new cases, 964 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 600 new cases, 750 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 495 new cases, 515 yesterday.


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

  • Wisconsin — 2,020 new cases, 1,696 yesterday
  • Illinois — 1,617 new cases, 1,853 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,316 new cases, 1,071 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,152 new cases, 1,455 yesterday
  • Indiana — 970 new cases, 830 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 941 new cases …973 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 14.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 245:

  • Missouri — 3,009 new cases, 943 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,364 new cases, 665 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 641 new cases, 417 yesterday
  • Iowa — 574 new cases, 403 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 498 new cases, 452 yesterday
  • Kansas — 335 new cases, 1,270 yesterday.

     

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.28 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 1.88 percent of the U.S. population.

The 7,438,229 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survivors — 6,199,863 individuals, 82.2 percent, 82.2 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • active cases — 1,129,637 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 208,729 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 41,576.
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 36,372
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 4,783
  • New tests administered increased by 1,032,865, for a total of 112,503,131 The percent testing positive with COVID-19 the past week is 4.3 percent.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 421, compared to the 322 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 31.8 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states , the death count in those three states indexes at 114
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,283, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the active cases.


Georgia — no longer a COVID-19 break-out state — remains a part of the set of six southeastern states listed below, yet, for local readers, the state’s numbers are highlighted here. Representing 3.2 percent of the U.S. population, new positive cases increased by 789 new positive cases. The number of cases represents 2.0 percent of total cases in the U.S. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 28 percent below average at 72.

Below are the numbers of active COVID-19 cases in parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 1,290 total active cases
  • Fulton County — 1,151 total active cases
  • Dekalb County — 757 total active cases
  • Athens-Clarke County — 263 total active cases — includes students
  • Oconee County — 51 total active cases.


The three largest states account for 20.1 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 72:

  • Texas — 3,819 new cases, 2,311 yesterday
  • California — 3,123 new cases, 3,029 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,415 new cases, 1,868 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 16.5 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 132:

  • Tennessee — 2,489 new cases, 1,615 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,258 new cases, 610 yesterday
  • Georgia — 789 new cases, 847 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 577 new cases, 691 yesterday
  • Alabama — 544 new cases, 789 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 215 new cases, 321 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 10.1 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 55:

  • New York — 1,154 new cases, 1,227 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 964 new cases, 962 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 750 new cases, 597 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 515 new cases, 644 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 18.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 118:

  • Illinois — 1,853 new cases, 1,453 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 1,696 new cases, 1,865 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,455 new cases, 1,208 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,071 new cases, 942 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 973 new cases …1,039 yesterday
  • Indiana — 830 new cases, 1,087 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.0 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 above average at 167:

  • Kansas — 1,270 new cases, 394 yesterday
  • Missouri — 943 new cases, 1,027 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 665 new cases, 569 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 452 new cases, 404 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 417 new cases, 488 yesterday
  • Iowa — 403 new cases, 628 yesterday.


Monday, October 5, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.27 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the U.S. population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represent 1.87 percent of the U.S. population.

The 7,496,653 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date breaks down as follows:

  • Survived — 6,163,491 individuals, or 82.2 percent, 82.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,124,854 cases, or 15.0 percent, 15.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 208,308 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 34,066
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 33,344
  • New active COVID-19 increased by 390
  • New tests increased by 943,983 tests, for a total of 11,470,266
  • New positive cases increased by 304,357, or 4.3 percent, from 7,135,101 tests
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 332 compared to the 755 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 21.1 percent took place yesterday in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes below average at 76.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,198. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


The three largest states account for 21.1 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 76:

  • California — 3,029 new cases, 3,054 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,311 new cases, 2,438 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,868 new cases, 2,787 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 14.3 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 114:

  • Tennessee — 1,615 new cases, 1,192 yesterday
  • Georgia — 847 new cases, 1,444 yesterday
  • Alabama — 789 new cases, 1,682 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 691 new cases, 1,706 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 610 new cases, 2,202 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 321 new cases, 609 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 10.1 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 69:

  • New York — 1,227 new cases, 1,720 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 962 new cases, 1,113 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 644 new cases, 672 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 597 new cases, 806 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 22.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 139:

  • Wisconsin — 1,865 new cases, 2,892 yesterday
  • Illinois — 1,453 new cases, 2,442 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,208 new cases, 1,275 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,087 new cases, 1,419 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,039 new cases …1,421 yesterday
  • Ohio — 942 new cases, 1,125 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 10.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant above average at 172:

  • Missouri — 1,027 new cases, 3,023 yesterday
  • Iowa — 628 new cases, 930 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 569 new cases, 1,189 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 488 new cases, 746 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 404 new cases, 426 yesterday
  • Kansas — 394 new cases, 1,199 yesterday.
     

Sunday, October 4, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.26% of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34% of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.86% of the population.

The 7,462,587 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 6,130,147 individuals, or 82.1%, 82.1% yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,124,464 cases, or 15.1%, 15.1% yesterda
  • Deaths — 207,976 deaths, 2.8%, 2.8% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 58,925
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 42,500
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 5,650 individuals
  • New tests administered increased by 955,837, for a total of 110,526,283
  • New tests found to be positive in the past three days is 4.9%
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 755, compared to the 864 deaths posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 34.7% took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 125.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,179, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2% of the total active cases.


Interesting state positions: While California leads in new cases from a count of 3,054, Missouri ranks #2 with 3,023. Ten states post more new case counts than Georgia, including New York, where new cases are beginning to increase.

The three largest states account for 19.6% of the new cases, the states represent 27.8% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 61…

  • California — 3,054 new cases, 3,997 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,787 new cases, 2,660 yesterday
  • Texas — 2,438 new cases, 3,428 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 12,7% of the new cases, the states represent 12.5% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 144:

  • North Carolina — 2,202 new cases, 1,775 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,706 new cases, 862 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,682 new cases, 854 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,444 new cases, 1,300 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,192 new cases, 971 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 609 new cases, 672 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.5% of the new cases, the states represent 14.6% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 60:

  • New York — 1,720 new cases, 1,707 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,113 new cases, 1,192 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 806 new cases, 683 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 672 new cases, 761 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 20.0% of the new cases, the states represent 16.0% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 135:

  • Wisconsin — 2,892 new cases, 2,745 yesterday
  • Illinois — 2,442 new cases, 2,456 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,421 new cases …1,166 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,419 new cases, 1,464 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,275 new cases, 984 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,125 new cases, 1,481 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.1% of the new cases, the states represent 6.0% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant above average at 255:

  • Missouri — 3,023 new cases, 1,942 yesterday
  • Iowa — 930 new cases, 1,016 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 746 new cases, 958 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,199 new cases, 321 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,189 new cases, 1,190 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 426 new cases, 792 yesterday.


Tomorrow, I will update the weekly testing statistics. On Friday of this week, I will report the number of actual active cases by state based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. While a significant number of states follow the national recovery time, a number of the states — including Georgia, Florida, California and Ohio — do not. Here in Georgia, efforts by a number of individuals, including myself ,have gotten the two week count numbers to be tracked. The numbers reported on Friday will provide readers with a much more accurate read level.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

First, the weekly comparatives for local readers and their counties:

Greater Atlanta

There are currently 4,257 active COVID-19 cases in the five county metro Atlanta area, based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. That compares to the 5,040 cases reported last Saturday. These counts are reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

  • Gwinnett County — 1,301 active cases, 1,437 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Fulton County — 1,072 active cases, 1,345 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Dekalb County — 823 active cases, 918 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Cobb County — 809 active cases ... 1,039 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Clayton County — 252 active cases, 301cases Saturday, Sep 26


Greater Athens

There are currently 782 active COVID-19 cases in the six county greater Athens area based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time. That compares to 1,204 active COVID-19 cases reported last Saturday. These counts are reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health and are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

  • Athens-Clarke County — 280 active cases, 618 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Barrow County — 182 active cases, 193 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Jackson County — 180 active cases, 235 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Oconee County — 59 active cases, 79 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Madison County — 53 active cases, 81 cases Saturday, Sep 26
  • Oglethorpe County — 28 active cases, 34 cases Saturday, Sep 26.
     

Nationally, as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.24% of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34% of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.84% of the population.

The 7,413,662 individuals in the U.S. that have been infected with COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 6,087,627 individuals, or 82.1%, 82.0% yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,118,814 cases, 15.1%, 15.2% yesterday
  • Deaths — 207,221 deaths, 2.8%, 2.8% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death).


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 51,403
  • New COVID-19 survivors total 51,345
  • New active COVID-19 cases totaled 806 individuals
  • New tests administered increased by 1,138,486, for a total of now totals 109,570,446.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours increased by 864, compared to the 920 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 33.7% took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 121.
  • New “critical/serious” cases totaled 14,166, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2% of the total active cases.


A lot of readers ask about what is going on in Washington and at the White House. Here are some numbers that might assist readers. Since January to today, there have been 15,423 tracked COVID-19 cases in the District of Columbia. That represents 0.29% of District of Columbia’s 2020 population of 5,322,000. There are currently 2,542 active cases, including those in the White House and in Congress. The president traveled to Minnesota, Ohio, and New Jersey Tuesday-Thursday. You can see those states and their current active case numbers below.

Our president is not the only leader on a global level to test positive for COVID-19. Other presidents and prime ministers, including those from England, Russia, Brazil, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Armenia, also have battled COVID-19. All survived and went back to work. Here in Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms battled COVID-19, survived, and went back to work

The three largest states account for 19.6% of the new cases, the states represent 27.8% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 71:

  • California — 3,997 new cases, 3,169 yesterday…
  • Texas — 3,428 new cases, 3,196 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,660 new cases, 2,628 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 12.7% of the new cases, the states represent 12.5% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes average at 102:

  • Georgia — 1,300 new cases, 1,308 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,775new cases, 2,277 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 971 new cases, 1,293 yesterday
  • Alabama — 954 new cases, 1,043 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 862 new cases, 381 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 672 new cases, 696 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.5% of the new cases, the states represent 14.6% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significantly below average at 58:

  • New York — 1,707 new cases, 1,452 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 1,192 new cases, 937 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 761 new cases, 754 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 686 new cases, 731 yesterday.


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

  • Wisconsin — 2,745 new cases, 2,887 yesterday
  • Illinois — 2,456 new cases, 2,166 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,481 new cases, 1,304 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,464 new cases, 1,157 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,166 new cases …1.066 yesterday
  • Michigan — 984 new cases, 998 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 12.1% of the new cases, the states represent 6.0% of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes significant above average at 202:

  • Missouri — 1,942 new cases, 1,965 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,190 new cases, 1,170 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,016 new cases, 1,183 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 958 new cases, 1,124 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 792 new cases, 621 yesterday
  • Kansas — 321 new cases, 978 yesterday.
     

Friday, October 2, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.22 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.83 percent of the population.

The 7,362,259 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 6,036,282 individuals, or 82.0 percent, 81.9 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,119,620 cases, or 15.2 percent, 15.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 206,357 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 47,389
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 45,982
  • New tests administered increased by 895,732, for a total of 108,431,960
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 920, compared to the 955 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 36.6 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 132.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,190. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


The three largest states account for 19.0 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 68:

  • Texas — 3,196 new cases, 3,596 yesterday
  • California — 3,169 new cases, 3,237 yesterday
  • Florida — 2,628 new cases, 1,948 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 above average at 118:

  • North Carolina — 2,277 new cases, 1,495 yesterday
  • Georgia — 1,308 new cases, 1,720 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,293 new cases, 1,528 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,043 new cases, 1,142 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 696 new cases, 552 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 381 new cases, 308 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 8.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 51:

  • New York — 1,452 new cases, 1,098 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 937 new cases, 921 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 754 new cases, 632 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 731 new cases, 634 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 20.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 126:

  • Wisconsin — 2,887 new cases, 2,319 yesterday
  • Illinois — 2,166 new cases, 2,273 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,304 new cases, 1,054 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,157 new cases, 953 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,066 new cases …687 yesterday
  • Michigan — 998 new cases, 1,194 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 14.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 248:

  • Missouri — 1,965 new cases, 1,221 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,183 new cases, 1,184 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,170 new cases, 980 yesterday
  • Kansas — 978 new cases, 1,004 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 1,124 new cases, 942 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 621 new cases, 520 yesterday.


For those of you in Atlanta and Athens, here are the number of active COVID-19 cases as of 8 a.m. this morning :

  • Gwinnett County — 1,304
  • Fulton County — 1,136
  • Dekalb County — 801
  • Athens-Clarke County — 282
  • Oconee County — 64.

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked COVID-19 cases now totals 2.21 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.34 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 1.81 percent of the population.

The 7,314,870 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 to-date break down as follows:

  • Survived — 5,990,300 individuals, or 81.9 percent, 81.8 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Active cases — 1,119,133 cases, or 15.3 percent, 15.4 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 205,437 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 40,929
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 40,036
  • New tests administered increased by 1,363,003, for a total of 107,536,225
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 955 compared to the 977 deaths that posted yesterday. Of the deaths, 40.8 percent took place in the three largest U.S. states, the death count in those three states indexes at 147
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 14,193, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 1.2 percent of the total active cases.


For those keeping track, the positive COVID-19 identification rate for last week posted at 4.7 percent in the calculations reported Monday, the positive COVID-19 identification rate for the last three days posts at 3.8 percent in the calculations completed this morning.

The three largest states account for 21.5 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 77:

  • Texas — 3,596 new cases, 5,995 yesterday
  • California — 3,237 new cases, 3,030 yesterday
  • Florida — 1,948 new cases, 3,266 yesterday.


The six southeastern states account for 16.5 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 132…

  • Georgia — 1,720 new cases, 1,025 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 1,528 new cases, 879 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 1,495 new cases, 889 yesterday
  • Alabama — 1,142 new cases, 571 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 552 new cases, 589 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 308 new cases, 1,179 yesterday.


The four early case states account for 7.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes below average at 53:

  • New York — 1,098 new cases, 1,197 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 921 new cases, 1,576 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 634 new cases, 383 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 632 new cases, 512 yesterday.


The six Great Lakes states account for 20.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 16.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 129:

  • Wisconsin — 2,319 new cases, 2,367 yesterday
  • Illinois — 2,273 new cases, 1,362 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,194 new cases, 1,118 yesterday
  • Ohio — 1,054 new cases, 1,031 yesterday
  • Indiana — 953 new cases, 744 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 687 new cases …809 yesterday.


The six Central Plains states account for 14.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 6.0 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 238:

  • Missouri — 1,221 new cases, 2,080 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,184 new cases, 651 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,004 new cases, 432 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 980 new cases, 1,025 yesterday
  • Arkansas — 942 new cases, 706 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 520 new cases, 466 yesterday.


For those of you in the Atlanta and Athens area, here are the number of active COVID-19 cases as of this morning at 8 a.m.:

  • Fulton County — 1,122
  • Dekalb County — 806
  • Gwinnett County — 1,355
  • Athens-Clarke County — 329 — this includes UGA students
  • Oconee County — 71.

 



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