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CORONAVIRUS 2020: DECEMBER

A daily tally of the numbers as the coronavirus and COVID-19 continue to impact our lives

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.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Earlier this week, I predicted that by the end of today, the number of deaths directly and indirectly related to COVID-19 would total 350,000 and that prediction is nearly smack on target.

Back in October, the CDC issued an Article in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) citing that “92 percent of COVID-19 death certificates also cite additional causes of death.” Only 8 percent of the death certificates solely cite COVID-19.

Two days ago, the news reported that Louisiana Congressman elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19. About six hours later, a second set of less promoted news releases qualified that Letlow died of a heart attack that was not related to COVID-19 but to a chronic cardiac issue.

Below are the estimated year-end death counts issued by the sources at the CDC for 2020. Please keep in mind that 92 percent of the “COVID-19” deaths involved other conditions like diabetes, chronic respiratory, pneumonia, influenza, and heart-related conditions.

Year-end deaths in 2020 by cause of death:

  • Cardiac / Heart attack — 720,000 deaths
  • Cancer — 612,000 deaths
  • COVID-19 (direct and indirect) — 350,000 deaths
  • Accidents — 170,000
  • Chronic Lung — 165,000
  • Stroke — 155,000
  • Diabetes — 117,000
  • Pneumonia / Influenza — 95,000
  • Kidney — 51,000
  • Murders — 19,000


Also of interest, 81 percent of COVID-19 direct and indirect related deaths took place among individuals age 65-plus, with more than a third taking place among individuals age 85-plus.

In 2020, there were 2,114,152 deaths taking place among those age 65-plus. COVID-19 was a direct or indirect cause of death in 11.1 percent of those cases

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.95 percent of the population in the United States
  • Tracked active COVID-19 cases represent 0.95 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.90 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 19,700,961 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,136,981 cases, or 15.9 percent, 16.2 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 349,678 deaths, or 1.8 percent,1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 16,214,302 individuals, or 82.3 percent, 82.0 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • Coronavirus cases increased by 234,550
  • COVID-19 tests increased by 1,593,648
  • Active COVID-19 cases decreased by 16,992 cases
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 28,015. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.89 percent of the total active cases
  • Deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,880 compared to the 3,398 deaths posted yesterday
  • Survivors of COVID-19 increased by 247,329 — the highest number of recoveries posted in a 24 hour period


Nationwide, over the past seven days:

  • Coronavirus cases have declined, from 3,398,901 last Friday to 3,136,981 today or less 7.7 percent
  • The number of COVID-19 tests completed increased by 11,630,145
  • 1,196,115 individuals, or 10.3 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 10.1 percent yesterday
  • To date, a total of 251,765,894 COVID-19 tests have been completed in the U.S.


In Georgia, 8,978 active COVID-19 cases posted in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 3.8 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level in Georgia indexes at 119.

Below are the Georgia Department of Health numbers for the total active number of cases by county. As you review the numbers, please keep in mind that the number of individuals being tested remains a small percentage of the population at-large. Most counties average about two to three percent of their population being tested over a two-week time frame:

  • Fulton County — 6,456 active cases today, 6,540 cases yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,397 active cases today, 4,250 cases yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 6,853 active cases today, 6,667 cases yesterday
  • Cobb County — 5,002 active cases today, 4,876 cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County –767 active cases today… 775 cases yesterday
  • Oconee County — 390 active cases today, 397 cases yesterday


In Georgia, 70,312 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.65 percent of the state population, have posted in the past 14 days. The percent testing active in the last two weeks in 15.5 percent Statewide, 10.0 percent for the year.

The second wave states account for 30.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 102:

  • California — 32,525 new cases, 35,197 yesterday
  • Texas — 19,715 new cases, 22,696 yesterday
  • Florida — 13,871 new cases, 12,075 yesterday
  • Arizona — 5,267 new cases, 2,799 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 15.6 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 125:

  • Georgia — 8,978 new cases, 9,450 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 8,551 new cases, 3,563 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 8,220 new cases, 4,797 yesterday
  • Alabama — 5,016 new cases, 3,907 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 3,023 new cases, 1,943 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,873 new cases, 2,552 yesterday


The four early case states account for 14.8 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 at 101:

  • New York — 13,992 new cases, 11,687 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 8,565 new cases, 8,701 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 6,839 new cases, 4,145 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,110 new cases, 3,684 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 14.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 101:

  • Ohio — 8,178 new cases, 7,526 yesterday
  • Illinois — 7,374 new cases, 5,644 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,782 new cases, 3,963 yesterday
  • Indiana — 4,735 new cases, 3,976 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,770 new cases, 2,975 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,755 new cases, 2,384 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,992 new cases, 972 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 8.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 106:

  • Kansas — 6,257 new cases, 434 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 3,249 new cases, 1,194 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,569 new cases, 2,019 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,451 new cases, 1,740 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,614 new cases, 2,736 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,706 new cases, 1,369 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,516 new cases, 932 yesterday


As I am sure many will agree, 2020 has been one helluva year that we celebrate is now history. Onward into 2021!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.88 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.95 percent of the U.S. population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.83 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 19,466,411 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,153,973 cases, or 16.2 percent, 16.4 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 345,798 deaths, or 1.8 percent, 1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 15,966,640 individuals, or 82.0 percent, 81.8 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • Coronavirus cases increased by 194,860
  • COVID-19 tests increased by 1,193,907
  • Active COVID-19 cases decreased by 9,057 cases
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 27,688, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.87 percent of the total active cases
  • Deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,398, compared to the 1,966 deaths posted yesterday
  • Survivors of COVID-19 increased by 200,519


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • Coronavirus cases decreased from 3,425,746 last Thursday to 3,153,973 today, or less 7.9 percent
  • COVID-19 tests completed increased by 11,783,349, for a total of 250,172,246 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,193,907 individuals, or 10.1 percent, tested positive, the 7-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 9.3 percent yesterday
  • 15,420 individuals have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, 9,450 active COVID-19 cases posted on the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 4.8 percent of the total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population. The COVID-19 incidence level in Georgia indexes at 150. Yesterday the incidence level indexed at 66, case reporting is bouncing here in Georgia.

For readers in the Greater Atlanta and Athens areas, below are the Georgia Department of Health numbers for the total active number of cases by county:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,667 cases today, 6,648 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 6,540 cases today, 6,547 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,876 cases today, 4,727 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,250 cases today, 4,183 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County –775 cases today …  732 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 397 cases today, 339 yesterday


In Georgia, 69,067 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.64 percent of the state population, have posted in the past 14 days.

Here is the percentage of active cases for each of the Georgia counties in the Greater Atlanta and Athens areas that are routinely tracked here:

  • Oconee County — 0.95 percent COVID-19 active
  • Gwinnett County — 0.71 percent COVID-19 active
  • Cobb County — 0.64 percent COVID-19 active
  • Fulton County — 0.61 percent COVID-19 active
  • Athens-Clarke County — 0.59 percent COVID-19 active
  • DeKalb County — 0.55 percent COVID-19 active


The second wave states account for 37.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 125:

  • California — 35,197 new cases, 38,705 yesterday
  • Texas — 22,696 new cases,  18,880 yesterday
  • Florida — 12,075 new cases, 8,198 yesterday
  • Arizona — 2,799 new cases, 10,086 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 13.5 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 108:

  • Georgia — 9,450 new cases, 3,941 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 4,797 new cases, 4,112 yesterday
  • Alabama — 3,907 new cases, 2,269 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 3,563 new cases, 3,988 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,552 new cases, 1,871 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,943 new cases, 1,701 yesterday


The four early case states account for 14.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 98:

  • New York — 11,687 new cases, 11,082 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 8,701 new cases, 5,091 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 4,145 new cases, 4,198 yesterday
  • New Jersey —  3,684 new cases, 4,961 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 14.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 97:

  • Ohio — 7,526 new cases, 4,519 yesterday
  • Illinois — 5,644 new cases, 4,453 yesterday
  • Indiana — 3,976 new cases, 2,465 yesterday
  • Michigan — 3,963 new cases, 1,931 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 2,975 new cases, 1,454 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,384 new cases, 1,335 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 972 new cases, 1,077 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 5.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 66:

  • Utah — 2,736 new cases, 1,716 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,019 new cases, 1,801 yesterday
  • Colorado — 1,740 new cases, 1,650 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,369 new cases, 903 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 1,194 new cases, 3,548 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 932 new cases, 875 yesterday
  • Kansas — 434 new cases, 5,890 yesterday


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.82% of the population in the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.96% of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.76% of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 19,271,551 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,163,030 cases, or 16.4%, 16,6% yesterday
  • Deaths — 342,4004 deaths, or 1.8% or, 1.8% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 15,766,121 individuals, or 81.8%, 81.6% yesterday


Nationwide in the past 24 hours:

  • Coronavirus cases increased by 186,391
  • COVID-19 tests increased by 2,405,486
  • Active COVID-19 cases decreased by 12,137, or 0.38%
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 27,428, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.87% of the total active cases
  • Deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,966, compared to the 1,215 deaths that posted yesterday
  • Survivors of COVID-19 increased by 186,391


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • Coronavirus cases decreased from 3,422,763 last Wednesday to 3,163,030 today, or less 7.6%
  • COVID-19 tests completed increased by 12,494,892, for a total of 249,115,459 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,198,127 individuals, or 9.3%, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 9.9% yesterday
  • 15,398 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, 67,997 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.63% of the population, posted in the past 14 days, for a total of 546,859 confirmed cases. New coronavirus cases increased by 3,941. The number of cases represents 2.1% of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2% of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level in Georgia indexes at 66.

For readers in the Greater Atlanta and Athens areas, the Georgia Department of Health numbers below are the total active number of cases by county, over the past 14 days:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,648 active cases, 6,506 cases yesterday
  • Fulton County — 6,547 active cases, 6,515 cases yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,727 active cases, 4,732 cases yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,183 active cases, 4,089 cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County –732 active cases, 740 cases yesterday
  • Oconee County — 339 active cases, 350 cases yesterday


Here is an update of key driver counties in Georgia. All four counties include a high manufacturing-distribution workforce, moreso than in other parts of the state:

  • Gainesville Hall County — 2,301 active cases
  • Dalton Whitfield County — 1,363 active cases
  • Habersham County — 586 active cases
  • Jackson County — 894 active cases


Gauge the numbers below with caution as they continue to bounce up and down over the next four to five days!

The second wave states account for for 40.7% of the new cases, the states represent 29.9% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 136:

  • California — 38,705 new cases, 22,856 yesterday
  • Texas — 18,880 new cases, 12,887 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,198 new cases, 7,391 yesterday
  • Arizona — 10,086 new cases, 1,296 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 9.6% of the new cases, the states represent 12.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 77:

  • Georgia — 3,941 new cases, 3,319 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 4,112 new cases, 3,188 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,871 new cases, 3,287 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 3,988 new cases, 2,998 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,269 new cases, 2,170 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,701 new cases, 1,365 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.6% of the new cases, the states represent 14.6% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 93,

  • New York — 11,082 new cases, 7,782 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,961 new cases, 2,017 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 4,198 new cases, 3,534 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 5,091 new cases, 4,710 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 9.2 of the new cases, the states represent 14.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 63:

  • Illinois — 4,453 new cases, 3,767 yesterday
  • Michigan — 1,931 new cases, 2,445 yesterday
  • Ohio — 4,519 new cases, 5,857 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 1,454 new cases, 1,500 yesterday
  • Indiana — 2,465 new cases, 1,820 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 1,335 new cases, 2,287 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,077 new cases, 2,516 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 8.8% of the new cases, the states represent 8.2% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 107:

  • Kansas — 5,890 new cases, 1,200 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 3,548 new cases, 2,631 yesterday
  • Missouri — 1,801 new cases, 2,003 yesterday
  • Utah — 1,716 new cases, 796 yesterday
  • Colorado — 1,650 new cases, 1,399 yesterday
  • Iowa — 903 new cases, 578 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 875 new cases, 637 yesterday


The count-down begins as we say a resounding “good-bye” to 2020! On Thursday morning, the last day of 2020, I will share the counts for the year of death by health condition. When I post the numbers, I will also share where the insurance and legal groups are in assessing actual cause of deaths vs. what has been posting over the course of the past 11 months.

Monday, December 28, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.77% of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.96% of the population.
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.70% of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 19,085,160 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,175,167 case, or 16.6%, 17.1% yesterday
  • Deaths — 340,434 death, or 1.8%, 1.8% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 15,569,559 individuals, or 81.6%, 81.1% yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • Coronavirus cases increased by 127,740
  • COVID-19 tests increased by 1,255,403
  • Active COVID-19 cases decreased by 60,490, or 1.87%
  • “Critical/serious” cases increased by 27,410, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.86% of the total active cases
  • Deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,215, compared to the 1,408 deaths t posted yesterday
  • Survivors of COVID-19 increased by 187,015


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • Coronavirus cases decreased from 3,435,931 last Tuesday to 3,175,167 today, or less 7.6%.
  • COVID-19 tests completed increased by 12,661,870, for a total of 246,709,973 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,255,403 individuals, or 9.9%, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 10.0% yesterday.
  • 15,491 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, 68,129 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.63%, of the population, posted in the past 14 days. New coronavirus cases increased by 3,319. The number of cases represents 2.6% of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2% of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level in Georgia indexes at 81.

For readers in the Greater Atlanta and Athens areas, the Georgia Department of Health numbers below are the total active number of cases by county, over the past 14 days:

  • Fulton County — 6,515 active cases, 6,625 cases yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 6,506 active cases, 6,779 cases yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,732 active cases, 4,943 cases yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,089 active cases, 4,243 cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County –740 active cases, 764 cases yesterday
  • Oconee County — 350 active cases, 349 cases yesterday


The second wave states account for for 25.4% of the new cases, the states represent 29.9% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 85:

  • California — 22,856 new cases, 40,866 yesterday
  • Texas — 12,887 new cases, 5,691 yesterday
  • Florida — 7,391 new cases, 6,392 yesterday
  • Arizona — 1,296 new cases, 6,106 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 12.8% of the new cases, the states represent 12.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 104:

  • Georgia — 3,319 new cases, 4,158 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 3,287 new cases, 3,864 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 3,188 new cases, 5,165 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,998 new cases, 5,371 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,170 new cases, 1,032 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,365 new cases, 845 yesterday


The four early case states account for 14.1% of the new cases, the states represent 14.6% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 97:

  • New York — 7,782 new cases, 10,823 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 4,710 new cases, 6,953 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 3,534 new cases, 7,677 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 2,017 new cases, 3,564 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 15.8 of the new cases, the states represent 14.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 109:

  • Ohio — 5,857 new cases, 11,017 yesterday
  • Illinois — 3,767 new cases, 3,293 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,516 new cases, 2,142 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,445 new cases, 2,983 yesterday
  • Wisconsin - 2,287 new cases, 632 yesterday
  • Indiana — 1,820 new cases, 3,841 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 1,500 new cases, 1,762 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 7.2% of the new cases, the states represent 8.2% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 88:

  • Oklahoma — 2,631 new cases, 3,955 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,003 new cases, 2,401 yesterday
  • Colorado — 1,399 new cases, 375 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,200 new cases, 1,156 yesterday
  • Utah — 796 new cases, 991 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 637 new cases, 695 yesterday
  • Iowa — 578 new cases, 389 yesterday


The countdown begins as we say a resounding “good-bye” to 2020! I might even drink a second glass of Tennessee Bourbon to cheer that on!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

States have only intermittently updated new coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 case numbers since December 25. Some states rolled them into the numbers reported yesterday. An additional 42,558 coronavirus cases were reported yesterday. Those cases are rolled into the new total case counts. The numbers by state are the numbers in the past 24 hours.

At some point today, the number of individuals in the United States encountering the coronavirus will exceed 19 million. While multiple news networks predicted the number of total deaths to “exceed 400,000 by the end of 2020,” the number of deaths may be closer to 350,000, making COVID-19 the third or fourth highest cause of death in 2020. (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)

The 18,957,420 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,235,657 cases, or 17.1 percent
  • Deaths — 339,219 deaths, or 1.8 percent (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 15,382,544 individuals, or 81.1 percent


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 160,604
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 2,275,459
  • New active COVID-19 cases decreased by 17,466, or 0.54 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,558, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.85 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,408
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 219,220


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases numbered 3,235,657 today, from 3,437,666 last Monday, for a difference of 202,009 less cases, or a decline of 5.9 percent
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 10,013,645, for a total of 245,441,506 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,310,886 individuals, or 10.0 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 9.7 percent yesterday
  • 15,690 individual died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 4,158. The number of cases represents 2.6 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population. The COVID-19 incidence level in Georgia indexes at 81.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,779 active cases today, 6,890 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 6,625 active cases today, 6,801 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,943 active cases today, 5,083 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,243 active cases today, 4,346 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 764 active cases today, 784 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 348 active cases today, 330 yesterday


In Georgia, there are currently 69,507 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.64 percent of the statewide population.

The second wave states account for 36.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 29.9 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 123:

  • California — 40,866 new cases
  • Florida — 6,392 new cases
  • Arizona — 6,106 new cases
  • Texas — 5,691 new cases


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 102:

  • North Carolina — 5,371 new cases
  • Tennessee — 5,165 new cases
  • Georgia — 4,158 new cases
  • South Carolina — 3,864 new cases
  • Alabama — 1,032 new case
  • Mississippi — 845 new cases


The four early case states account for 18.1 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 at 124:

  • New York — 10,823 new case
  • Massachusetts — 7,677 new cases
  • Pennsylvania — 6,953 new cases
  • New Jersey — 3,564 new cases


The seven Great Lakes states account for 16.0 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.5 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 110:

  • Ohio — 11,017 new cases
  • Indiana — 3,841 new cases
  • Illinois — 3,293 new cases
  • Michigan — 2,983 new cases
  • Minnesota — 2,142 new cases
  • Kentucky — 1,762 new cases
  • Wisconsin — 632 new cases


The seven Central Plains states account for 6.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 8.2 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 82:

  • Oklahoma — 3,955 new cases
  • Missouri — 2,401 new cases
  • Kansas — 1,156 new cases
  • Utah — 991 new cases
  • Nebraska — 695 new cases
  • Iowa — 389 new cases
  • Colorado — 375 new cases


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Today’s update is limited in scope, with only half of the states reporting coronavirus case numbers from yesterday. (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for for 5.67 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.98 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.58 percent of the population


The 18,754,258 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,253,123 cases, or 17.3 percent or, 18.8 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 337,811 deaths, or 1.8 percent or, 1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 15,163,324 individuals, or 80.9 percent or, 80.0 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,650, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.85 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,197, compared to the 2,835 deaths posted yesterday


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 12,349,878, with a a total of 243,166,047 COVID-19 tests having been completed
  • 1,296,647 individuals, or or 9.7  percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted at 10.8 percent yesterday
  • 16,175 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


Despite the bitter cold and snow, Georgia did submit a full report, with 6,054 new coronavirus cases posted in the past 24 hours. Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 6,801 active cases today, 6,542 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,346 active cases today, 4,293 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 6,890 active cases today, 6,907 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 5,083 active cases today, 5,012 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 784 active cases today, 819 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 330 active cases today, 335 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 70,681 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.65 percent of the population, compared to the 0.98 percent of current active cases in other major U.S. cities relative to their respective state populations.

Friday, December 25, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.64 percent of the population in the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.03 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.31 percent of the U.S. population. (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 18,655,318 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 18.2 percent or 3,398,901 cases, 18.8 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 1.8 percent or 336,614 deaths, 1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 80.0 percent or 14,919,803 individuals, 79.4 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 193,030
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 1,932,743
  • The number of active COVID-19 cases decreased by 26,845 cases or a decrease of 0.78 percent.
  • The number of “critical/serious” cases totaled 27,879, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.82 percent of the total active cases
  • The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,835 compared to the 3,401 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 217,040


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • The number of active cases is essentially the same as it was seven days ago, 3,448,964 last Saturday, 3,398,901 today a difference of 50,063 less active cases today, a decline of 1.5 percent.
  • The number of COVID-19 tests completed increased by 13,455,033, for a total of 242,068,492 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,452,387 individuals, or 10.8 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.6 percent yesterday
  • 17,772 individuals died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


Georgia posted 10,286 active cases, one of its highest new active cases counts, in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 5.3 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 166.

While the raw count numbers appear to place the center in the core metro Atlanta counties, the Georgia county map illustrates where the concentration is actually taking place, reinforcing what was shared in yesterday’s report.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,907 active cases today, 6,727 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 6,542 active cases today, 6,121 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 5,012 active cases today, 4,803 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,293 active cases today, 4,100 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 819 active cases today, 813 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 335 active cases today, 295 yesterday


The map below is of the concentration of active cases in the state, released by the Georgia Department of Health. The darker the orange, the higher the percentage of active cases among each county’s residents.

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Also reported is the breakdown by ethnicity and/or race statewide, based on index:

  • Latino — indexes at 140
  • African-American — indexes at 106
  • Caucasian — indexes at 89
  • Asian/Indian — indexes at 50


Statewide, there are currently 70,289 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.65 percent of the population.

The second wave states account for 32.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 29.9 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 108:

  • California — 34,959 new cases, 44,146 yesterday
  • Florida — 12,147 new cases, 11,284 yesterday
  • Texas — 7,093 new cases, 20,672 yesterday
  • Arizona — 7,046 new cases, 6,058 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 16.4 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 131:

  • Georgia — 10,286 new cases, 7,773 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 6,948 new cases, 5,609 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 5,257 new cases, 7,221 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,232 new cases, 4,758 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,798 new cases, 4,175 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,326 new cases, 2,634 yesterday


The four early case states account for 17.0 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 at 116:

  • New York — 12,483 new cases, 12,325 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,344 new cases, 9,725 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,937 new cases, 4,814 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 5,021 new cases, 4,782 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states accounted for 16.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.5 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 117:

  • Ohio — 8,829 new cases, 7,790 yesterday
  • Illinois — 7,037 new cases, 6,762 yesterday
  • Indiana — 6,198 new cases, 4,662 yesterday
  • Michigan — 3,7894 new cases, 3,820 yesterday
  • Wisconsin - 2,799 new cases, 2,579 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 2,105 new cases, 2,936 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,884 new cases, 1,508 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 8.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 8.2 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 100:

  • Oklahoma — 3,277 new cases, 3,656 yesterday
  • Missouri — 3,133 new cases, 3,721 yesterday
  • Colorado — 3,030 new cases, 2,948yesterday
  • Utah — 2,872 new cases, 2,612 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,535 new cases, 2,095 yesterday
  • Kansas — 1,233 new cases, 4,771 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 695 new cases, 1,338 yesterday


Stay safe, be safe, even put some coins in the safe!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Stay on top of the numbers that are reported in this column:

  • The number of new cases in the United States is now balancing with the number of recoveries
  • Vaccines are now being distributed, with 1.12 million individuals having received one so far, that is a ten-fold increase from five days ago! (Bloomberg Report Dec. 24)
  • The percentage of individuals dying directly or indirectly from COVID-19 continues to decline
  • There are a number of politicians, public figures, actors, and musicians who have tested positive for COVID-19, but those hardest hit include the American workforce and first entries into our country
     

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.58 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.04 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.44 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 18,462,288 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,425,746 cases, or 18.8 percent, 18.8 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 333,779 deaths, or 1.8 percent, 1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 14,702,763 individuals, or 79.4 percent, 79.4 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 232,342
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 1,746,852
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 2,983, or 0.09 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,651, the number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.81 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,401 compared to 3,376 deaths that posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 225,958


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases numbered 3,425,746 today, from 3,432,083 last Friday, for a difference of 6,337 less cases, or a decline of 0.18 percent
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 12,994,453, for a total of 240,135,749  tests completed
  • 1,490,353 individuals, or 11.6 percent, tested positive ... the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.6 percent yesterday
  • 18,663 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 7,773. The number of cases represents 3.3 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 103 or essentially proportionately.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 6,121 active cases, 6,025 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,100 active cases, 4,052 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 6,727 active cases, 6,546 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,803 active cases, 4,751 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 813 active cases, 801 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 295 active cases, 280 yesterday


The increases in Georgia are concentrated in the northeast and northwest portions of the state …  spurred in large part by the workforce driving the poultry, distribution, shipping, and flooring industries.  Among those counties:

  • Hall County — 2,407 active cases
  • Jackson County — 935 active cases
  • Barrow County — 745 active cases
  • Whitefield County — 1,564 active cases
  • Walker County — 569 active cases


Statewide, there are currently 68,447 active COVID-19 cases, or  0.64 percent of the population, compared to the 1.04 percent current active cases in other major U.S. cities relative to their respective state populations.

The second wave states account for 35.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today …  the states represent 29.9 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 118:

  • California — 44,146 new cases, 34,914 yesterday
  • Texas — 20,672 new cases, 21,505 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,384 new cases, 10,434 yesterday
  • Arizona — 6,058 new cases, 5,870 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 13.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today …  the states represent 12.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 110:

  • Georgia — 7,773 new cases, 9,079 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 7,221 new cases, 4,441 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 5,609 new cases, 5,255 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,758 new cases, 4,979 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 4,175 new cases, 2,322 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,634 new cases, 2,191 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today …  the states represent 14.6 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 93:

  • New York — 12,325 new cases, 9,889 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,725 new cases, 7,770 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 4,814 new cases, 3,800 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,782 new cases, 4,368 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 12.9 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today …  the states represent 14.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 89:

  • Ohio — 7,790 new cases, 7,678 yesterday
  • Illinois — 6,762 new cases, 6,239 yesterday
  • Indiana — 4,662 new cases, 3,659 yesterday
  • Michigan — 3,820 new cases, 3,514 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 2,936 new cases, 3,047 yesterday
  • Wisconsin – 2,579 new cases, 2,403 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,508 new cases, 1,700 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today …  the states represent 8.2 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 111:

  • Kansas — 4,771 new cases, 396 yesterday
  • Missouri — 3,721 new cases, 3,767 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 3,656 new cases, 2,186 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,948 new cases, 2,516 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,612 new cases, 2,302 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,095 new cases, 1,086 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,338 new cases, 1,221 yesterday


Tonight is Christmas Eve. For those who celebrate, I hope that your family and friends are able to light a fire in the fireplace, sing some songs, and will take a moment to offer thanks — to all the healthcare teams, delivery drivers, postal workers, day-care teams, assisted living staff, teachers working in digital classrooms, parents home-schooling, police officers working to keep homes safe, grocery store employees keeping the shelves stocked, and yes, even those folks that have learned to pivot and adjust to the changes that have come at us in 2020 — and acknowledge that we will excel in 2021!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.51 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.03 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.37 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 18,229,946 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,422,763 cases, or 18.8 percent, 19.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 330,378 deaths, or 1.8 percent or, 1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 14,476,805 individuals, or 79.4 percent, 79.1 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 199,080
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 1,768,330
  • New active COVID-19 cases numbered 13,168, or a decrease of 0.38 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,145, or 0.79 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,376 compared to the 1,841 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 208,872


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases numbered 3,422,763 today, for a decrease of 345 cases since last Thursday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,001,928, for a total of 238,388,897 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,506,697 individuals, or 11.6 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.2 percent yesterday
  • 18,800 individuals died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 9,079, one of the highest daily increases yet in a 24-hour period. The number of cases represents 4.6 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 144.

Does the number of new active cases signal a “massive increase and spread of COVID-19” as reported on an Atlanta radio station this morning? Maybe not. The cases reported are bouncing back from a high one day to a low the next and then a high again the day after. With the holidays upon us, the timing of the daily test results is not running consistently day-to-day. Expect to see more jumps like this over the next week to ten days.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • DeKalb County — 4,052 active cases, 3,909 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 6,546 active cases, 6,404 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 6,025 active cases, 5,741 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,751 active cases, 4,645 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 801 active cases, 794 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 280 active cases, 245 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 67,014 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.62 percent of the population, at 10,769,971 people.

The second wave states account for 36.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 122:

  • California — 34,914 new cases, 43,102 yesterday
  • Texas — 21,505 new cases, 17,009 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,434 new cases, 11,015 yesterday
  • Arizona — 5,870 new cases, 7,748 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 14.2 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 114:

  • Georgia — 9,079 new cases, 3,408 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 5,255 new cases, 4,479 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,979 new cases, 2,380 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 4,441 new cases, 9,891 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,322 new cases, 2,327 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,191 new cases, 1,167 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.0 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 at 89:

  • New York — 9,889 new cases, 9,768 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 7,770 new cases, 9,605 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,368 new cases, 4,089 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 3,800 new cases, 3,843 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 14.2 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 98:

  • Ohio — 7,678 new cases, 6,548 yesterday
  • Illinois — 6,239 new cases, 4,699 yesterday
  • Indiana — 3,659 new cases, 3,965 yesterday
  • Michigan — 3,514 new cases, 2,784 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,047 new cases, 1,976 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,403 new cases, 1,435 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,700 new cases, 1,992 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 6.8 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 83:

  • Missouri — 3,767 new cases, 3,009 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,516 new cases, 2,146 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,302 new cases, 1,819 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 2,186 new cases, 2,596 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,221 new cases, 721 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,086 new cases, 874 yesterday
  • Kansas — 396 new cases, 3,905 yesterday


Onward …

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.45 percent of the population in the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.04 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.31 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 18,030,866 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,435,931 cases, or 19.1 percent, 19.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 327,002 deaths, or 1.8 percent, 1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 14,267,931 individuals, or 79.1 percent, 78.9 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 200,109
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 2,403,372
  • New active COVID-19 cases decreased by 1,735, or 0.05 percent.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,003, or 0.79 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,841, compared to the 1,414 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 200,003


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,435,931, or 1.6 percent, from 3,380,304 last Tuesday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,436,308, for a total of 236,620,567 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,509,169 individuals, or 11.2 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.6 percent
  • 18,425 individuals died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 3,480, the number of cases represents 1.7 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 53, or 47 percent below its proportionate percentage of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 5,741 active cases, 5,855 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,909 active cases, 4,015 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 6,404 active cases, 6,543 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,645 active cases, 4,810 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 794 active cases, 797 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 245 active cases, 248 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 64,492 active COVID-19 cases, or 0.60 percent of the population, at 10,769,971 people.

The second wave states account for 39.4 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 132:

  • California — 43,102 new cases, 41,801 yesterday
  • Texas — 17,009 new cases, 10,572 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,015 new cases, 8,401 yesterday
  • Arizona — 7,748 new cases, 5,366 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 11.9 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 95:

  • Tennessee — 9,891 new cases, 9,689 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 4,479 new cases, 6,900 yesterday
  • Georgia — 3,408 new cases, 5,402 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,380 new cases, 2,548 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,327 new cases, 2,869 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,167 new cases, 2,222 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.4 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 at 92:

  • New York — 9,768 new cases, 9,778 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,065 new cases, 6,558 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,089 new cases, 4,853 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 3,843 new cases, 4,261 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 11.6 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 80:

  • Ohio — 6,548 new cases, 8,377 yesterday
  • Illinois — 4,699 new cases, 6,003 yesterday
  • Indiana — 3,865 new cases, 6,483 yesterday
  • Michigan — 2,784 new cases, 4,005 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 1,992 new cases, 2,684 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 1,976 new cases, 1,757 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 1,435 new cases, 1,826 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 7.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 91:

  • Kansas — 3,905 new cases, 3,540 yesterday
  • Missouri — 3,009 new cases, 3,705 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 2,596 new cases, 4,670 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,146 new cases, 2,292 yesterday
  • Utah — 1,819 new cases, 2,994 yesterday
  • Iowa — 874 new cases, 1,024 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 721 new cases, 986 yesterday
     

Monday, December 21, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.39 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.04 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.25 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 17,830,757 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,437,666 cases, or 19.3 percent, 19.5 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 325,161 deaths, or 1.8 percent,1.8 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 14,067,930 individual, or 78.9 percent, 78.7 percent yesterday
     

Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 183,223
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 1,620,242
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 8,811, or 0.27 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,097, or 0.80 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,414, compared to the 2,559 deaths posted yesterday.
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 172,998


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,437,666, or 2.2 percent, from 3,364,083 last Tuesday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,021,201, for a total of 234,217,195 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,507,865 individuals, or 11.6 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.6 percent
  • 18,205 individuals died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 5,420, the number of cases represents 3.0 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 94.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,543 active cases, or 0.69 percent of the county population , 6,226 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 5,855 active cases, or 0.55 percent of the county population, 5,596 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,810 active cases, or 0.63 percent of the county population, 4,546 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 4,015 active cases, or 0.52 percent of the county population, 3,910 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County - 797 active cases, or 0.61 percent of the county population, 761 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 248 active cases, or 0.51 percent of the county population, 212 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 66,229 active COVID-19 cases. That represents 0.61 percent of the population, compared to the 1.04 percent of current active cases across the U.S.

The second wave states account for 36.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new new COVID-19 case count indexes at 121:

  • California — 41,801 new cases, 36,929 yesterday
  • Texas — 10,572 new cases, 14,307 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,401 new cases, 11,682 yesterday
  • Arizona — 5,366 new cases, 5,560 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 16.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new new COVID-19 case count indexes at 122:

  • Tennessee — 9,689 new cases, 9,480 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 6,900 new cases, 6,164 yesterday
  • Georgia — 5,402 new cases, 5,763 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,869 new cases, 3,341 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,548 new cases, 4,221 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,222 new cases, 1,700 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new new COVID-19 case count indexes at 97:

  • New York — 9,778 new cases, 9,331 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 6,558 new cases, 8,937 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,853 new cases, 3,574 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 4,261 new cases, 4,344 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 17.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new new COVID-19 case count indexes at 117:

  • Ohio — 8,377 new cases, 8,567 yesterday
  • Indiana — 6,483 new cases, 4,732 yesterday
  • Illinois — 6,003 new cases, 7,562 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,005 new cases, 4,181 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 1,826 new cases, 3,675 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 1,757 new cases, 3,374 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,684 new cases, 2,746 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new new COVID-19 case count indexes at 121:

  • Oklahoma — 4,670 new cases, 4,108 yesterday
  • Missouri — 3,705 new cases, 2,913 yesterday
  • Kansas — 3,540 new cases, 323 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,292 new cases, 2,491 yesterday
  • Utah — 1,994 new cases, 2,408 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,024 new cases, 1,469 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 986 new cases, 670 yesterday


Short work week ahead.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.33% of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.04% of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.20% of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)
  • Over 135,000 people in the U.S. have received the first of two COVID-19 vaccinations


The 17,647,534 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,428,855 cases, or 19.5%, 19.8% yesterday
  • Deaths — 323,747 deaths, or 1.8%, 1.8% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 13,894,932 individuals, or 78.7%, 78.4% yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 189,650
  • New active COVID-19 cases decreased by 20,109 cases or 0.59%
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,340, or 0.81% of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,559, compared to the 2,794 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 207,200


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,428,855, or 3%, from 3,327,695 last Monday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,088,918, for a total of               tests completed
  • 1,512,543 individuals, or 11.6%, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted11.3% yesterday.
  • 18,170 individuals died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 5,763 active cases, the number of cases represents 3.0% of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2% of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 94.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,226 today, 6,194 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 5,596 today, 5,697 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,546 today, 4,382 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,910 today, 3,877 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 761 today,768 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 212 today, 215 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 62,942 active COVID-19 cases. That represents 0.58% of the population, compared to the 1.04% current active cases in other major U.S. cities relative to their respective state populations.

The second wave states account for 36.1% of the new cases, the states represent 29.9% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 121:

  • California — 36,929 new cases, 49,070 yesterday
  • Texas — 14,307 new cases, 16,588 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,682 new cases, 13,000 yesterday
  • Arizona — 5,560 new cases, 7,635 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 16.2% of the new cases, the states represent 12.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 122:

  • Tennessee — 9,480 new cases, 10,421 yesterdayindexes at 238
  • North Carolina — 6,164 new cases, 8,444 yesterday
  • Georgia — 5,763 new cases, 7,987 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,221 new cases, 5,348 yesterdayindexes at 147
  • South Carolina — 3,341 new cases, 4,302 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,700 new cases, 2,507 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.8% of the new cases, the states represent 14.6% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 95:

  • New York — 9,331 new cases, 12,542 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 8,937 new cases, 9,124 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 4,344 new cases, 5,679 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 3,574 new cases, 4,413 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 18.4% of the new cases, the states represent 14.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 127:

  • Ohio — 8,567 new cases, 9,684 yesterday
  • Illinois — 7,562 new cases … 7,377 yesterday
  • Indiana — 4,732 new cases, 5,949 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,181 new cases, 4,519 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,675 new cases, 3,245 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,374 new cases, 3,169 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,746 new cases, 2,718 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 7.6% of the new cases, the states represent 8.2% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 93:

  • Oklahoma — 4,108 new cases, 3,556 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,913 new cases, 2,780 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,491 new cases, 3,693 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,408 new cases, 2,644 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,469 new cases, 2,155 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 670 new cases, 1,345 yesterday
  • Kansas — 323 new cases, 5,450 yesterday


Saturday, December 19, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.29% of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.04% of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.14% of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 17,457,884 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 since January-to-date breaks down as follows as of 12:01am ET:

  • Active cases — 19.8% or 3,448,964 cases, 20.0% yesterday
  • Deaths — 1.8% or 321,188 deaths, 1.8% yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 78.4% or 13,687,732 individuals, 78.2% yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 254,680
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 16,881 or 0.49%.
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 235,005
  • The number of deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19  increased by 2,794, compared to the 3,278 deaths posted yesterday.
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,564. The number of “critical/serious” cases represents 0.80% of the total active cases


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,448,964, or 5.2%, from 3,279,125 last Sunday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,623,472, for a total of 230,816,169 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,543,191 individuals, or 11.3%, tested active, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted at 11.3% yesterday.
  • 17,920 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19



In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 7,987, the number of cases represents 3.1% of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2% of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 97, or, essentially an equal percentage to Georgia’s proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,194 today, 6,330 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 5,697 today, 5,603 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,877 today, 3,948 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,382 today, 4,295 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 768 today, 776 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 215 today, 201 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 62,392 active COVID-19 cases. That represents 0.58% of the statewide population, compared to the 1.04% of current active cases across the U.S.

The second wave states account for 33.9% of the new cases, the states represent 29.9% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 113:

  • California — 49,070 new cases, 44,937 yesterday
  • Texas — 16,588 new cases, 16,124 yesterday
  • Florida — 13,000 new cases, 13,148 yesterday
  • Arizona — 7,635 new cases, 5,817 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 15.3% of the new cases, the states represent 12.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 122:

  • Tennessee — 10,421 new cases, 8,945 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 8,444 new cases, 5,786 yesterday
  • Georgia — 7,987 new cases, 7,572 yesterday
  • Alabama — 5,348 new cases, 4,695 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 4,302 new cases, 2,655 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,507 new cases, 2,261 yesterday


The four early case states account for 12.5% of the new cases, the states represent 14.6% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 86:

  • New York — 12,542 new cases, 11,186 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,124 new cases, 9,984 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,679 new cases, 5,135 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,413 new cases, 3,982 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 14.6% of the new cases, the states represent 14.5% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 101:

  • Ohio — 9.684 new cases, 11,408 yesterday
  • Illinois — 7,377 new cases, 8,828 yesterday
  • Indiana — 5,949 new cases, 6,340 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,519 new cases, 4,541 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,245 new cases, 3,643 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,169 new cases, 3,328 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,718 new cases, 2,752 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 8.5% of the new cases, the states represent 8.2% of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 104:

  • Kansas — 5,450 new cases, 3,792 yesterday
  • Colorado — 3,693 new cases, 3,698 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 3,556 new cases, 2,975 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,780 new cases, 3,549 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,644 new cases, 3,202 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,155 new cases, 1,820 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,345 new cases, 1,297 yesterday
     

Friday, December 18, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.20 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.04 percent of the U.S. population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.06 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 17,203,204 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,432,083 cases, or 20.0 percent, 20.2 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 318,394 deaths, or 1.8 percent or, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 13,452,727 individuals, or, 77.9 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 231,269
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 9,665, or 0.3 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,605, or 0.81 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,278, compared to the 3,538 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 218,326


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,432,083, or 7.1 percent ,from 3,204,167 last Saturday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,497,412, for a total of 228,613,459 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,526,272 individuals or 11.3 percent tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.1 percent yesterday
  • 18,157 individuals died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 7,572, the number of cases represents 3.3 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population.The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 103, or, essentially an equal percentage to Georgia’s proportionate share of the U.S. population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,330 active cases today, 6,194 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 5,603 active cases today, 5,477 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,295 active cases today, 4,208 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,948 active cases today, 3,900 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 776 active cases today, 774 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 201 active cases today, 188 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 61,267 active COVID-19 cases.That represents 0.57 percent of the population, compared to the 1.04 percent of current active cases in other major U.S. cities relative to their respective state populations, and, in California, where the the 469,642 active cases in California that accounts for 1.18 percent of that state’s population.

The second wave states account for 34.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 116:

  • California — 44,937 new cases, 61,562 yesterday
  • Texas — 16,124 new cases,20,953 yesterday
  • Florida — 13,148 new cases, 11,541 yesterday
  • Arizona — 5,817 new cases, 4,837 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 13.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 110:

  • Tennessee — 8,945 new cases, 11,410 yesterday
  • Georgia — 7,572 new cases, 6,424 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 5,786 new cases, 5,373 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,695 new cases, 4,107 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,655 new cases, 2,799 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,261 new cases, 2,343 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 90 …

  • New York — 11,186 new cases, 10,128 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,984 new cases, 10,177 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,135 new cases, 5,952 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 3,982 new cases, 6,079 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 17.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 122:

  • Ohio — 11,408 new cases, 5,413 yesterday
  • Illinois — 8,828 new cases… 7,123 yesterday
  • Indiana — 6,340 new cases, 6,208 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,541 new cases, 4,644 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,643 new cases, 2,402 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,328 new cases, 2,875 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,752 new cases, 2,248 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 8.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 107:

  • Kansas — 3,792 new cases, 4,077 yesterday
  • Colorado — 3,698 new cases, 3,334 yesterday….
  • Missouri — 3,549 new cases, 2,715 yesterday
  • Utah — 3,202 new cases, 2,928 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 2,975 new cases, 3,238 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,820 new cases, 2,193 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,297 new cases, 1,242 yesterday
     

Thursday, December 17, 2020

California is a beautiful state from the mountains to the sea-shore. California is out-of-control:

  • The state posted 61,569 tracked active cases yesterday, the highest record of any state in the U.S…. maybe even the highest of any place in the world
  • There are currently 442,969 active cases in California… more than 7 times the level of active cases in Georgia
  • California indexes at more than double its proportionate share as the largest state in the U.S.
  • The active cases are concentrated in LA County, Orange County and San Diego County, three counties that post the highest percentage concentration of Latinos in the state
  • Latinos represent 40.6 percent of the California statewide population according to the newly released 2021 U.S. Census Statistics… Latinos account for 56.8 percent of the active COVID-19 cases according the the numbers released by the Official California state Government Website, and Index of 140 or 40 percent above the Latino proportionate share of the population
  • According to the same California state website, African-Americans account for 4.1 percent of the active COVID-19 cases… African-Americans represent 5.8 percent of the California state population
  • The percentage of active cases in the U.S. is 1.03 percent of the national population, in California, active cases represents 1.11 of the California population


If California’s governor and state healthcare experts believe that shutting down restaurants and retailers across the entire state is going to stop the spread of COVID-19, they need to extinguish the joints they’re toking on, shed their hang-ups of being politically-correct, and deal with the actual drivers of the COVID-19 spread — and also understand where the California sales tax originates.

For a second time Vanderbilt University canceled coming to the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium and playing the Dawgs in football. Again, they claimed they lacked players because of COVID-19. Maybe they are correct. Tennessee also indexes at more than double with active cases vs. its proportionate share of the population — an even higher Index than California!

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.13 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.03 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 4.00 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 16,971,935 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,422,418, or 20.2 percent, 20.2 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 315,116, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 13,234,401 individuals, or 77.9 percent, 77.9 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 248,686
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 42,024, or 1.2 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,615, or 0.81 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,538, compared to the 3,001 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 203,124


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,422,418 today, or 9.6 percent, from 3,123,397 last Friday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,586,452 for a total of 226,701,940 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,512,782 individuals, or 11.1 percent, tested positive ... the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 10.9 percent yesterday
  • 17,853 individuals died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 6,424, the number of cases represents 2.6 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 81, or 19 percent below Georgia’s proportionate share of the U.S.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning. The number of active cases is declining in Gwinnett and DeKalb; the number of active cases is declining in Clarke County, as well:

  • Fulton County — 5,477 active cases today, 5,403 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,900 active cases today, 3,932 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 6,194 active cases today, 6,285 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,208 active cases today, 4,140 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 774 active cases today,  801 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 188 active cases today, 182 yesterday


Statewide, there are currently 59,791 active COVID-19 cases in Georgia. That represents 0.56 percent of the population, compared to the 1.02 percent of current active cases in other major U.S. cities relative to their respective state populations, and in California, where the 442,969 active cases account for 1.11 percent of that state’s population.

The second wave states account for 34.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 133:

  • California — 61,569 new cases, 35,384 yesterday (the state itself indexes at 205)
  • Texas — 20,953 new cases, 19,718 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,541 new cases, 9,411 yesterday
  • Arizona — 4,837 new cases, 4,134 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 13.0 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 104:

  • Tennessee — 11,410 new cases, 8,251 yesterday(the state itself indexes at 219)
  • Georgia — 6,424 new cases, 6,995 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 5,273 new cases, 5,236 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,107 new cases, 3,638 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,799 new cases, 2,544 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,343 new cases, 2,205 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 89:

  • Pennsylvania — 10,177 new cases, 9,704 yesterday
  • New York — 10,128 new cases, 10,613 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 6,079 new cases, 3,661 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,952 new cases, 3,929 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 12.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 86:

  • Illinois — 7,123 new cases, 7,359 yesterday
  • Indiana — 6,208 new cases, 4,241 yesterday
  • Ohio — 5,413 new cases, 8,755 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,644 new cases, 5,391 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 2,875 new cases, 2,928 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,402 new cases, 3,517 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,248 new cases, 2,823 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 7.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 96:

  • Kansas — 4,077 new cases, 408 yesterday
  • Colorado — 3,334 new cases, 2,278 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 3,238 new cases, 2,224 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,928 new cases, 2,915 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,715 new cases, 3,825 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,193 new cases, 1,259 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,242 new cases, 1,517 yesterday


A business colleague in Los Angeles called me on Monday and asked if it was safe to bring his family to Georgia. He heard that COVID-19 was “way up there” in Georgia on a CNN newscast. If they did not leave already, they might not be able to leave California — other states are enacting travel restrictions on Californians entering their states!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

This morning:

  • The number of individuals in the U.S. that have encountered the coronavirus to date is now more than 5 percent or 1 out-of-every 20 individuals
  • Today’s active case daily increase is one of the lowest in the last thirty days
  • The number of survivors passed the 13 million mark in the past 24 hours


Also, the number counts that I track do actually vary depending upon the source reviewed. For example, the number of deaths linked directly or indirectly to COVID-19 is lower in what is tracked and reported by World Health Organization and John Hopkins vs. National Health & Human Services. The same is true of actual total cases.

As I have said, I use multiple sources and report numbers that I can at least double verify from one source to another. It does take time to do it, but my commitment is to report accurate statistics. I am a journalist by chance, a trend-tracker and change agent by divine call.

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning:

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 5.05 percent of the U.S. population
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.02 percent of the U.S. population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.94 percent of the U.S. population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 16,723,249 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,380,39, or 20.2 percent, 20.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 311,578 deaths, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 13,031,277 individuals, or 77.9 percent, 77.8 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 201,552
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 16,311 cases or an increase of 0.5 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,420, or 0.81 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,001, compared to the 1,621 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 183,260


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,380,394 today, or 9.4 percent, from 3,089,512 last Thursday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,748,667 for a total of 224,947,613 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,499,858 individuals, or 10.9 percent, tested positive ... the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.0 percent yesterday


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 6,995, the number of cases represents 3.5 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 109, or 9 percent above Georgia’s proportionate share of the U.S. population.

Yesterday the Georgia new active case count posted at 3,720 and indexed at 59. A great illustration of how the daily active case numbers are now bouncing because of delays in the daily reports taking place due to the nearly 2 million tests now conducted daily. There are currently 59,636 active COVID-19 cases, that number represents 0.56 percent of Georgia’s population, compared to the 1.02 percent of current active cases in other major U.S. cities relative to their respective state populations.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 6,285 active cases today, 5,963 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 5,403 active cases today, 5,170 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,140 active cases today, 4,116 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,932 active cases today, 3,797 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 801 active cases today, 781 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 182 active cases today, 173 yesterday


In the Athens area, cases have increased in both Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties, due, in part, with the rising number of cases coming from other nearby counties to the north:

  • Hall County — 2,053 active cases today
  • Jackson County — 736 active cases today
  • Barrow County — 625 active cases today
  • Madison County — 259 active cases today


The workforce that staffs the distribution centers along I-85 as well as the workforce that drives the poultry processing mills resides in all four of those counties.

The second wave states account for 34.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 114:

  • California — 35,384 new cases, 29,643 yesterday
  • Texas — 19,718 new cases, 12,951 yesterday
  • Florida — 9,411 new cases, 8,452 yesterday
  • Arizona — 4,134 new cases, 11,806 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:

  • Tennessee — 8,251 new cases, 10,319 yesterday
  • Georgia — 6,995 new cases, 3,270 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 5,236 new cases, 4,770 yesterday
  • Alabama — 3,638 new cases, 2,264 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,544 new cases, 2,370 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,205 new cases, 1,648 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.8 percent of the new cases , the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 95:

  • New York — 10,613 new cases, 9,811 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,704 new cases, 9,466 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 3,929 new cases, 3,653 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 3,661 new cases, 5,548 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 17.2 percent of the new cases , the states represent 14.5 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 119:

  • Ohio — 8,755 new cases, 7,875 yesterday
  • Illinois — 7,359 new cases, 7,214 yesterday
  • Michigan — 5,391 new cases, 3,602 yesterday
  • Indiana — 4,241 new cases, 4,967 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,517 new cases, 2,122 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 2,928 new cases, 1,786 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 2,823 new cases, 3,018 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 6.7 percent of the new cases , the states represent 8.2 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 82:

  • Missouri — 3,825 new cases, 3,566 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,915 new cases, 1,968 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,278 new cases, 2,911 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 2,224 new cases, 2,099 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,517 new cases, 483 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,259 new cases, 972 yesterday
  • Kansas — 408 new cases, 4,279 yesterday


Note that decline in cases in the seven Central Plains states, I wonder if the snow is having a cooling effect on human interaction!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning,

  • The total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 4.99 percent of the population of the United States
  • The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.02 percent of the population
  • The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.88 percent of the population (All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


The 16,521,697 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,364,083, or 20.3 percent, 20.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 308,597, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 12,849,017 individuals, or 77.8 percent, 77.8 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 198,805
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 36,388 cases or an increase of 1.5 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 27,205, or 0.80 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,621, compared to the 1,379 deaths posted yesterday
  • New New COVID-19 survivals increased by 160,796


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,364,083 today, or 10.9 percent, from 3,014,889 last Wednesday
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by13,684,622 for a total of 223,183,895 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,508,059 individuals, or 11.0 percent,  tested positive,, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.0 percent yesterday
  • 17,534 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 3,720 ,  the number of cases represents 1.9 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population.  The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 59, or 41 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

The daily average of new active coronavirus cases in Georgia over the past seven days is 5,645.  The daily average of such cases in Georgia over the seven days prior was 4,972.  The latest seven-day average is 13.5 percent higher, with the pace of increase slowing.

Last Friday, I tracked a similar comparison because the mainstream media ranted about a 60 percent+ increase in new active cases in Georgia. On Friday, the comparison was a net increase of 26.2 percent.  The new comparison is half of what it was five from five days ago.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 5,170 active cases today, 5,039 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,797 active cases today, 3,699 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 5,963 active cases today, 5,769 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 4,116 active cases today, 3,931 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 781 active cases today, 791 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 173 active cases today, 167 yesterday


The second wave states account for 31.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population,  and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 106:

  • California — 29,643 new cases, 33,176 yesterday
  • Texas — 12,951 new cases, 8,542 yesterday
  • Arizona — 11,806 new cases, 5,853 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,452 new cases, 8,958 yesterday


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

  • Tennessee — 10,319 new cases, 11,352 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 4,770 new cases, 6,819 yesterday
  • Georgia — 3,720 new cases, 4,798 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,370 new cases, 3,408 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,264 new cases, 2,790 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,648 new cases, 1,500 yesterday


The four early case states account for 14.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 98:

  • New York — 9,811 new cases, 8,976 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,466 new cases, 9,876 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 5,548 new cases, 4,766 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 3,653 new cases, 4,853 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 15.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 106:

  • Ohio — 7,875 new cases, 9,266 yesterday
  • Illinois — 7,214 new cases, 7,216 yesterday
  • Indiana — 4,967 new cases, 5,898 yesterday
  • Michigan — 3,602 new cases, 4,108 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 3,018 new cases, 3,524 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,122 new cases, 2,757 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 1,786 new cases, 2,444 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 8.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 98:

  • Kansas — 4,379 new cases, 62 yesterday
  • Missouri — 3,566 new cases, 2,471 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,911 new cases, 2,559 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 2,099 new cases, 4,332 yesterday
  • Utah — 1,968 new cases, 2,083 yesterday
  • Iowa — 972 new cases, 1,120 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 483 new cases, 2,273 yesterday


As many of those among whom I circulate — healthcare and business leaders and elected officials — say, now, at least, we can see light at the end of the tunnel.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Great news today, the vaccines are rolling out in the United States!

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 4.93 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 1.01 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.83 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 16,322,892 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,327,695 cases , or 20.3 percent, 20.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 306,976 deaths, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 12,688,221 individuals, or 77.8 percent, 77.8 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 187,901
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 48,570, or 1.5 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 26,971, or 0.81 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,379 compared to the 2,309 deaths posted yesterday
  • New New COVID-19 survivals increased by 137,952


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,327,695 today from 2,983,264 last Tuesday, or 11.5 percent
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by13,738,655 for a total of 221,195,630 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,509,339 individuals, or 11.0 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 10.9 percent yesterday
  • 17,452 individuals have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 4,798, the number of cases represents 2.6 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 81, or 18 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 5,039 active cases today, 4,824 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,699 active cases today, 3,470 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 5,769 active cases today, 5,413 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 3,931 active cases today, 3,647 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 791 active cases today, 749 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 167 active cases today, 164 yesterday


The second wave states account for 30.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 102,

  • California — 33,176 new cases, 29,214 yesterday
  • Texas — 8,542 new cases, 20,984 yesterday
  • Florida — 8,958 new cases, 10,577 yesterday
  • Arizona — 5,853 new cases, 8,077 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 16.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 130,

  • Georgia — 4,798 new cases, 6,447 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 11,352 new cases, 6,691 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 3,408 new cases, 3,572 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 6,819 new cases, 6,153 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,790 new cases, 4,066 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,500 new cases, 2,665 yesterday


The four early case states account for 15.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 103,

  • New York — 8,976 new cases, 10,515 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,766 new cases, 4,810 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 4,853 new cases, 5,289 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 9,876 new cases, 10,029 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 18.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 129,

  • Illinois — 7,216 new cases, 8,737 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,108 new cases, 4,813 yesterday
  • Ohio — 9,266 new cases, 11,252 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 2,444 new cases, 3,540 yesterday
  • Indiana — 5,898 new cases, 7,401 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,757 new cases, 4,059 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 3,524 new cases, 4,430 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 7.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 89,

  • Oklahoma — 4,332 new cases, 3,983 yesterday
  • Kansas — 62 new cases, 20 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,471 new cases, 2,488 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 2,273 new cases, 811 yesterday
  • Colorado — 2,559 new cases, 3,961 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,083 new cases, 3,692 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,120 new cases, 1,629 yesterday


Just as much as we have cheered on and issued thanks to the healthcare workers that have gone above and beyond their everyday duties, let’s also cheer on the working labor base of our country that is engaged around the clock in making, processing, shipping, and delivering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Welcome to the beginning of a new week. Here are some interesting numbers to watch this week:

  • We are a couple of days away from 1 out-of-every 20 individuals in the U.S. having had a case of COVID-19
  • We are a day ahead of 1 out-of-every 100 individuals in the U.S. being active with COVID-19
  • Individuals — healthcare workers — will be receiving the Vaccine within less than 24 hours
  • While California and Texas — the two largest states in the U.S. — continue to post the highest number of new active cases, the spread of COVID-19 is beginning to “equalize” more across regional areas of the U.S., you will see the indexes in the reports hover more around 100


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 4.87 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.99 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.80 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 16,134,991 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,279,125 cases, or 20.3 percent, 20.1 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 305,597 deaths, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 12,550,269 individuals, or 77.8 percent, 78.0 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 220,298
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 74,958 or 2.3 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 26,875 or 0.82 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,309 compared to the 3,031 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 143,001


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 10.8 percent, from 2,957,018 last Monday to 3,279,125 today
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by13,666,223, for a total of 219,508,035 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,495,299 individuals, or 10.9 percent, tested active ... the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.1 percent yesterday.
  • 17,149 individuals have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


Georgia posted 6,447 active cases, the number of cases represents 2.9 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 91, or 8 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning.While the number of active cases is increasing, the number of individuals being tested is also increasing:

  • Gwinnett County — 5,413 active cases today, 5,245 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 4,824 active cases today, 4,672 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 3,647 active cases today, 3,413 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,470 active cases today, 3,326 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 749 active cases today, 716 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 165 active cases today, 164 yesterday


The second wave states account for 31.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 104:

  • California — 29,214 new cases, 37,143 yesterday
  • Texas — 20,984 new cases, 15,084 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,577 new cases, 11,699 yesterday
  • Arizona — 8,077 new cases, 6,983 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 13.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 108:

  • Tennessee — 6,691 new cases, 7,289 yesterday
  • Georgia — 6,447 new cases, 6,191 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 6,153 new cases, 7,540 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,066 new cases, 3,853 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 3,572 new cases, 3,540 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,665 new cases, 2,327 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.9 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 95:

  • New York — 10,516 new cases, 10,716 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 10,029 new cases, 13,318 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,810 new cases, 3,543 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,289 new cases, 5,655 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 20.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 139:

  • Ohio — 11,252 new cases, 10,359 yesterday
  • Illinois — 8,737 new cases, 9,420 yesterday
  • Indiana — 7,401 new cases, 7,200 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,813 new cases, 5,626 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 4,430 new cases, 3,750 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 4,059 new cases, 3,858 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,540 new cases, 3,670 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 7.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 91. The counts are becoming more difficult to track due to irregular reporting in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

  • Oklahoma — 3,983 new cases, 4,152 yesterday
  • Colorado — 3,961 new cases, 4,678 yesterday
  • Utah — 3,692 new cases, 2,183 yesterday
  • Missouri — 2,488 new cases, 4,524 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,629 new cases, 2,197 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 811 new cases, 1,103 yesterday
  • Kansas — 20 new cases, 5,115 yesterday


We are about a week away from the Winter Solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year After that, the days begin to get longer and brighter. Let’s hope that the rollout of the vaccine flows in harmony with the seasonal change!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 4.81 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.97 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.75 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 15,915,693 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,204,167 cases, or 20.1 percent, 20.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 303,288 deaths, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 12,407,268 individuals, or 78.0 percent, 78.1 percent yesterday (based on 14-day U.S. universal recovery time)


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 246,761
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 80,370, or 2.6 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 26,734, or 0.84 percent of the total active cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,031, compared to the 2,974 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 162,890


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,204,167 today from 2,921,243 last Sunday, or 9.7 percent
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,505,373, for a total of 217,192,697 COVID-19 tests completed
  • 1,483,491 individuals, or 11.1 percent, tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.0 percent yesterday
  • 17,801 individuals have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 6,191, the number of cases represents 2.5 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 78, or 22 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 4,672 active cases, 4,492 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,326 active cases, 3,174 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 5,245 active cases, 5,061 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 3,413 active cases, 3,212 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 716 active cases, 655 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 164 active cases, 158 yesterday


The second wave states account for for 28.3 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 101:

  • California — 37,143 new cases, 31,983 yesterday
  • Texas — 15,084 new cases,  13,483 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,699 new cases, 11,335 yesterday
  • Arizona — 6,983 new cases, 4,928 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 12.5 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 100:

  • Tennessee — 7,289 new cases, 6,011 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 7,540 new cases, 5,556 yesterday
  • Georgia — 6,191 new cases, 7,623 yesterday
  • Alabama — 3,853 new cases, 4,735 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 3,540 new cases, 2,242 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,327 new cases, 2,382 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.5 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 92:

  • New York — 10,716 new cases, 10,382 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 3,543 new cases, 4,902 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,655 new cases, 5,369 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 13,318 new cases, 12,021 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 17,8 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 123:

  • Ohio — 10,359 new cases, 11,738 yesterday
  • Illinois — 9,420 new cases, 11,101 yesterday
  • Indiana — 7,200 new cases, 6,518 yesterday
  • Michigan — 5,626 new cases, 6,302 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 3,858 new cases, 4,034 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 3,750 new cases, 3,799 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,670 new cases, 4,314 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.7 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 118:

  • Kansas — 5,115 new cases, 4,229 yesterday
  • Colorado — 4,678 new cases, 4,649 yesterday
  • Missouri — 4,524 new cases, 3,518 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 4,152 new cases, 2,460 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,197 new cases, 2,102 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,183 new cases, 3,521 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,103 new cases, 1,720 yesterday


Share these numbers with friends and family. It helps to put into context what is being reported by mainstream media.

Friday, December 11, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 4.73 percent of the population of the United States. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.94 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.70 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 15,667,932 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,123,397 cases, or 20.0 percent, 20.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 300,257 deaths, 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 12,244,378 individuals, 78.1 percent, 78.1 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 217,779
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 33,885, or 1.1 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 26,589, or 0.85 percent of the total active COVID-19 cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,974, compared to the 3,260 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 181,020


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 3,123,397 today from 2,887,323 last Saturday, or 8.2 percent
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,345,584
  • 1,472,302 individuals, or 11.0 percent tested positive, the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 11.1 percent yesterday.
  • 16,778 individuals have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 7,623 the number of cases represents 3.5 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 109, or 9 percent above its proportionate share of the population.

A reader contacted me yesterday asking if mainstream media was reporting the truth that active COVID-19 cases had spiked more than 60 percent in the seven-day rolling average. Are, in fact, the cases higher? The answer is “yes.” Is the increase 60 percent? The answer in “no,” the average cases are up 26 percent.

Here are the number of new active cases in Georgia reported over the last seven days:

  • Saturday, Dec. 5 — 6,376
  • Sunday Dec. 6 — 4,995
  • Monday Dec. 7 — 1,934
  • Tuesday Dec. 8 — 5,285
  • Wednesday Dec. 9 — 5,527
  • Thursday Dec. 10 — 5,212
  • Today, Friday Dec. 11 — 7,623
  • Seven-day average — 5,280
  • Prior seven-day average, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 — 4,179


Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 4,492 active cases, 4,263 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,174 active cases, 3,000 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 5,061 active cases, 4,714 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 3,212 active cases, 2,988 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 655 active cases, 615 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 158 active cases, 154 yesterday


I also received an email yesterday from a reader residing in Athens-Clarke County voicing grave concern that “the two local hospitals were being over-run by COVID-19 patients.”

The two local hospitals together have more than 850 beds.

As per the tracking completed by The Georgia Department of Health, since January through yesterday, a total of 289 individuals have been admitted overnight for COVID-19-specific care. My bet is that the reader who contacted me is spending much time watching broadcast news networks.

The second wave states account for 28.3 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 95:

  • California — 31,983 new cases, 32,161 yesterday
  • Texas — 13,483 new cases,  15,192 yesterday
  • Florida — 11,335 new cases, 9,592 yesterday
  • Arizona — 4,928 new cases, 4,444 yesterday


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

  • Georgia — 7,623 new cases, 5,212 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 6,011 new cases, 8,213 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 5,556 new cases, 6,495 yesterday
  • Alabama — 4,735 new cases, 3,522 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,283 new cases, 2,746 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,242 new cases, 2,490 yesterday


The four early case states account for 15.0 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 103:

  • Pennsylvania — 12,021 new cases, 8,626 yesterday
  • New York — 10,281 new cases, 10,604 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,369 new cases, 5,965 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,901 new cases, 5,469 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 22.0 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 152:

  • Ohio — 11,738 new cases, 10,094 yesterday
  • Illinois — 11,101 new cases, 8,256 yesterday
  • Indiana — 6,518 new cases, 5,754 yesterday
  • Michigan — 6,302 new cases, 5,342 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 4,314 new cases, 3,568 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 4,034 new cases, 3,619 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 3,799 new cases, 4,516 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.3 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 113:

  • Colorado — 4,649 new cases, 3,757 yesterday
  • Kansas — 4,229 new cases, 5,516 yesterday
  • Utah — 3,521 new cases, 2,574 yesterday
  • Missouri — 3,518 new cases, 3,557 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 2,460 new cases, 2,307 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,102 new cases, 2,486 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,720 new cases, 1,321 yesterday


Onward.

Thursday, December 10, 2020:

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases accounts for 4.67 percent of the population of the United States.  The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.93 percent of the population.  The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.64 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

California again broke the record in registering 32,161 new coronavirus cases in one 24-hour period. That daily count indexes at 121 or 21 percent above the state’s proportionate share of the U.S. population.

The 15,450,153 individuals that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active CASES — 3,089,512 cases, or 20.0 percent, 19.8 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 297,283 deaths, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 12,063,358 individuals, or 78.1 percent, 78.3 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 226,762
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 74,623 cases, or 2.5 percent
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 26,120, or 0.85 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 3,260, compared to the 2,969 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 148,879


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 8.2 percent, from 2,855,358 last Friday to 3,089,512 today
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 13,218,915
  • 1,472,769 individuals, or 11.1 percent, tested positive … the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases was 9.7 percent yesterday.
  • 16,722 individuals have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 5,212, the number of cases represents 2.3 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population.  The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 72, or 28 percent below its proportionate share of the U.S. population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 4,714 active cases today, 4,498 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 4,263 active cases today, 4,155 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 3,000 active cases today, 2,898 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 2,988 active cases today, 2,937 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 615 active cases today, 585 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 154 active cases today, 147 yesterday


The second wave states account for 27.1 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 91:

  • California  —  32,161 new cases, 26,000 yesterday
  • Texas  —  15,192 new cases, 14,651 yesterday
  • Florida  —  9,592 new cases, 7,985 yesterday
  • Arizona  —  4,444 new cases, 12,314 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 12.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 102:

  • Tennessee  —  8,213 new cases, 6,019 yesterday
  • North Carolina  —  6,495 new cases, 4,670 yesterday
  • Georgia  —  5,212 new cases, 5,527 yesterday
  • Alabama  —  3,522 new cases, 4,436 yesterday
  • Mississippi  —  2,746 new cases, 1,732 yesterday
  • South Carolina  —  2,490 new cases, 2,302 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.5 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 94:

  • New York  —  10,604 new cases, 9,722 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania  —  8,626 new cases, 10,118 yesterday
  • Massachusetts  —  5,965 new cases, 4,122 yesterday
  • New Jersey  —  5,469 new cases, 5,254 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 18.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today, the states represent 14.5 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 125:

  • Ohio  —  10,094 new cases, 12,720 yesterday
  • Illinois  —  8,256 new cases, 7,910 yesterday
  • Indiana  —  5,754 new cases, 5,385 yesterday
  • Michigan  —  5,342 new cases, 6,676 yesterday
  • Minnesota  —  4,516 new cases, 3,051 yesterday
  • Wisconsin —  3,619 new cases, 4,114 yesterday
  • Kentucky  —  3,568 new cases, 3,576 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.3 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours as of 12:01am today, the states represent 8.2 percent of the U.S. population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 113:

  • Kansas  —  5,516 new cases, 536 yesterday
  • Colorado  —  3,757 new cases, 3,971 yesterday
  • Missouri  —  3,557 new cases, 4,876 yesterday
  • Utah  —  2,574 new cases, 2,233 yesterday
  • Iowa  —  2,486 new cases, 1,519 yesterday
  • Oklahoma  —  2,307 new cases, 2,297 yesterday
  • Nebraska  —  1,321 new cases, 1,476 yesterday


Onward …

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States accounts for 4.60 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.90 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.60 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 15,223,291 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 3,014,889 cases, or 19.8 percent, 19.9 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 294,023 deaths, or 1.9 percent, 1.9 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 11,914,479 individuals, or 78.3 percent, 78.2 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 209,753
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 31,625, or 1.1 percent
  • New “critical/serious” COVID-19 cases increased by 25,882, or 0.86 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,960, compared to the 1,539 deaths posted yesterday
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 175,168


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 6.5 percent, from 2,831,803 last Thursday to 3,014,889 today
  • New COVID-19 tests increased by 15,001,898
  • 1,449,744 individuals, or 9.7 percent, tested positive ... the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases was 9.2 percent yesterday
  • 16,295 Americans have died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 5,527, the number of cases represents 2.6 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 81, or 19 percent below its proportionate share of the population

Hall County has become a springboard of COVID-19 cases for Georgia, posting 1,412 active cases, or 0.68 percent of the county population. The active cases in Fulton County represent 0.38 percent of the county population. The active cases in Athens-Clarke County represent 0.44 percent of the county population.The percent testing active in Hall County is more than 17 percent, one of the highest levels in Georgia. The cases in Hall County are directly tied to the-Latino workforce serving the poultry processing plants. That labor base spills over into the adjacent counties, now also posting 0.60 percent+ active cases populations.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County – 4,498 active cases today, 4,209 yesterday
  • Fulton County – 4,155 active cases today, 3,916 yesterday
  • Cobb County – 2,937 active cases today, 2,796 yesterday
  • DeKalb County – 2,898 active cases today, 2,737 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County – 585 active cases today, 590 yesterday
  • Oconee County – 147 active cases today, 150 yesterday


Arizona has been added to the report, appearing in the group now renamed the “second wave” states. Arizona is getting spill-over from California, especially from the high concentration of people in Los Angeles. The second wave states account for 30.2 percent of new coronavirus cases, the states represent 29.9 percent of the population and the new case count indexes at 101:

  • California – 26,000 new cases, 27,042 yesterday
  • Texas – 14,651 new cases, 14,479 yesterday
  • Arizona – 12,314 new cases
  • Florida – 7,985 new cases, 7,711 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 11.8 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 94:

  • Georgia – 5,527 new cases, 5,285 yesterday
  • Tennessee – 6,019 new cases, 8,136 yesterday
  • North Carolina – 4,670 new cases, 4,372 yesterday
  • Alabama – 4,436 new cases, 2,352 yesterday
  • South Carolina – 2,302 new cases, 2,643 yesterday
  • Mississippi – 1,732 new cases, 1,263 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.9 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 95:

  • Pennsylvania – 10,118 new cases, 8,582 yesterday
  • New York – 9,722 new cases, 8,197 yesterday
  • New Jersey – 5,254 new cases, 4,442 yesterday
  • Massachusetts – 4,122 new cases, 2,481 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 20.7 percent of the new coronavirus cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 143:

  • Ohio – 12,720 new cases, 9,173 yesterday
  • Illinois – 7,910 new cases, 8,691 yesterday
  • Michigan – 6,676 new cases, 4,675 yesterday
  • Indiana – 5,385 new cases, 5,661 yesterday
  • Wisconsin - 4,114 new cases, 2,155 yesterday
  • Kentucky – 3,576 new cases, 1,960 yesterday
  • Minnesota – 3,051 new cases, 5,290 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 8.1 percent of the new cases as of 12:01am today, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 101:

  • Missouri – 4,876 new cases, 3,580 yesterday
  • Colorado – 3,971 new cases, 4,037 yesterday
  • Utah – 2,333 new cases, 2,231 yesterday
  • Oklahoma – 2,297 new cases, 1,903 yesterday
  • Iowa – 1,519 new cases, 980 yesterday
  • Nebraska – 1,476 new cases, 1,293 yesterday
  • Kansas – 536 new cases, 5,197 yesterday


Today the “green light” has been given for vaccine approval in the U.S. The first wave of frontline workers are said to start receiving the vaccine this weekend. While the vaccine requires two injections spread out over a three week period, it was also reported that with just the first of the two injections, an individual is about 50 percent less likely to contract the virus – better news than what was initially reported.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

As of this morning, the number of individuals in the United States that have contracted the coronavirus in the past 11 months totals over 15 million. However, close to a million new cases each week are now being reported.

The percentage of individuals dying from COVID-19 has dropped to 1.9 percent since January, while the number of deaths per day has increased, as have the number of active cases. Over the past six weeks, the percentage of deaths posted at slightly over 1.0 percent.

It is very likely that the number of active COVID-19 cases will top out over three million tomorrow, the highest number of active COVID-19 cases at any point in time thus far in the U.S. However, as a percentage, active cases remains below 1 percent of the population.

The daily active case counts are jumping around a lot, more so than in the past months. The number of tests conducted daily is now averaging close to two million a day. Daily reporting is being affected by volume. Please keep that in mind when reviewing the daily cases reported in this column.

The average active case count is beginning to drop in the Central Plains states despite high case counts in Colorado and fluctuating high counts in Kansas and and Missouri. The average active case count is beginning to increase in the Southeast with Tennessee and North Carolina beginning to impact Georgia and South Carolina. The increases in Georgia are occurring mainly in counties in both the northeast and northwest corners of the state, those closest to Tennessee and South Carolina, where the labor base there is being hit the hardest.

As 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States accounts for 4.54 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.90 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.55 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 15,013,638 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,983,264, or 19.9 percent, 19.9 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 291,063, or 1.9 percent, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 11,739,311, or 78.2 percent, 78.1 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 200,085
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 26,246, 0.9 percent
  • New new COVID-19 survivals increased by 172,300
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,539, compared to the 1,076 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 25,850
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 0.87 percent of the total active cases


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 6.4 percent, from 2,804,411 last Wednesday to 2,983,264 today
  • New COVID-19 tests completed increased by 14,599,933, with 2,042,298 conducted yesterday
  • New active cases increased by 1,422,597, or 9.2 percent... the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 9.1 percent yesterday.
  • 15,949 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19. The 15,949 deaths represent 1.1 percent of the 1,422,597 individuals that tested active over the same time period


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 5,285, the number of cases represents 2.6 percent of the total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 81, or 19 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 3,916 cases, 3,707 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 4,209 cases, 3,997 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 2,796 cases, 2,597 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 2,737 cases, 2,628 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 590 cases, 572 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 150 cases, 127 yesterday


The three largest states account for 24.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 88:

  • California — 27,042 new cases, 28,371 yesterday
  • Texas — 14,479 new cases, 9,451 yesterday
  • Florida — 7,711 new cases, 8,436 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 12.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 96:

  • Tennessee — 8,136 new cases, 3,072 yesterday
  • Georgia — 5,285 new cases, 1,934 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 4,372 new cases, 6,438 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,643 new cases, 2,772 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,352 new cases, 2,288 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,263 new cases, 1,473 yesterday


The four early case states account for 11.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 81:

  • Pennsylvania — 8,582 new cases, 7,755 yesterday
  • New York — 8,197 new cases, 8,127 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,442 new cases, 7,126 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 2,481 new cases, 4,827 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 18.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 130:

  • Ohio — 9,173 new cases, 7,592 yesterday
  • Illinois — 8,691 new cases, 7,598 yesterday
  • Indiana — 5,661 new cases, 6,598 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 5,290 new cases, 5,581 yesterday
  • Michigan — 4,675 new cases, 5,795 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,155 new cases, 2,791 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 1,960 new cases, 2,567 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 117:

  • Kansas — 5,197 new cases, 3,096 yesterday
  • Colorado — 4,037 new cases, 3,234 yesterday …
  • Missouri — 3,580 new cases, 3,174 yesterday
  • Utah — 2,231 new cases, 2,563 yesterday …
  • Oklahoma — 1,903 new cases, 3,241 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,293 new cases, 2,942 yesterday
  • Iowa — 980 new cases, 2,116 yesterday
     

Monday, December 7, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States account for 4.48 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represent 0.89 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.50 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 14,813,553 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,957,018 cases, or 19.9 percent or, 19.9 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 2.0 percent or 289,524 deaths, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 11,567,011 individuals, or 78.1 percent or, 78.1 percent yesterday


California posted an even higher record-breaking daily count of coronavirus 28,371 cases, it alone accounted for 16 percent of the new coronavirus cases in the U.S. California is under the strictest lock-down in the U.S. but continues to post record-breaking daily counts. California is now the state with the highest overall total coronavirus case count, outpacing Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois.

In conversations with medical teams in California yesterday afternoon, they shared key observations:

  • The cases are spiking highest in lower income pockets in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego
  • The Hispanic-Latino community represents more than two-thirds of the outbreaks
  • The uninsured represent more than 70 percent of the outbreaks
  • The outbreaks are spreading within immediate family units — if a father becomes active, he is spreading it to other individuals over the age of 18 in the same household
  • The numbers for those individuals younger than 18 years of age testing positive for the coronavirus remain low
  • Those 21-44 years of age is the dominate age group testing positive

Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 173,861
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased 137,010
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 35,775 cases or 1.2 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 1,076 compared to the 2,251 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases totaled 25,725
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 0.87 percent of the total active cases




Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased from 2,782,010 last Tuesday to 2,957,018, or 6.3 percent, today, — the highest increase over the past seven days
  • New COVID-19 tests completed increased by15,181,025
  • New active cases increased by 1,384,248 individuals, or 9.1 percent ... the 7-day rolling percentage of active cases posted at 9.1 percent
  • 15,648 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19. The 15,648 deaths represent 1.1 percent of the 1,384,248 individuals that tested active over the same time period


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 1,934, the number of cases represents 1.1 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 34, or 66 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County - 3,707 active cases, 3,648 yesterday
  • DeKalb County - 2,628 active cases, 2,633 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County - 3,997 active cases, 3,978 yesterday
  • Cobb County - 2,597 active cases, 2,640 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County - 572 active cases, 574 yesterday
  • Oconee County – 127 active cases, 133 yesterday



The three largest states account for 26.6 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 at 96:

  • California – 28,371 new cases, 25,320 yesterday
  • Texas – 9,451 new cases, 11,263 yesterday
  • Florida – 8,436 new cases, 10,431 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 10.3 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 82:

  • North Carolina – 6,438 new cases, 6,018 yesterday
  • Tennessee – 3,072 new cases, 4,914 yesterday
  • South Carolina – 2,772 new cases, 3,222 yesterday
  • Alabama – 2,288 new cases, 3,390 yesterday
  • Georgia – 1,934 new cases, 4,995 yesterday
  • Mississippi – 1,473 new cases, 1,942 yesterday


The four early case states account for 16.0 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 at 110:

  • New York – 8,127 new cases, 10,163 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania – 7,755 new cases, 11,374 yesterday
  • New Jersey – 7,126 new cases, 4,663 yesterday
  • Massachusetts – 4,827 new cases, 5,619 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 22.1 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 152:

  • Illinois – 7,598 new cases, 9,887 yesterday
  • Ohio – 7,592 new cases, 10,469 yesterday
  • Indiana – 6,598 new cases, 7,690 yesterday
  • Michigan – 5,795 new cases, 6,308 yesterday
  • Minnesota – 5,581 new cases, 6,208 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,791 new cases, 4,831 yesterday
  • Kentucky – 2,567 new cases, 3,872 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 11.7 percent of the new cases in the past 24 hours, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 143:

  • Oklahoma – 3,241 new cases, 4,370 yesterday
  • Colorado – 3,234 new cases, 5,125 yesterday …
  • Missouri – 3,174 new cases, 4,744 yesterday
  • Kansas – 3,096 new cases, 311 yesterday
  • Nebraska – 2,942 new cases, 3,705 yesterday
  • Utah – 2,563 new cases, 3,674 yesterday
  • Iowa – 2,116 new cases, 1,889 yesterday


Think positive to overcome the challenges of the week ahead.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States account for 4.42 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.88 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.40 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 14,639,692 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,921,243 cases, or 19.9 percent, 20.0 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 286,197 deaths, or 2.0 percent, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 11,430,001 individuals, or 78.1 percent, 78.0 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 208,790
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 33,920 or 1.2 percent
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 172,619
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,251
  • New“critical/serious” cases increased by 25,621
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 0.88 percent of the total active cases
  • In California alone, new coronavirus cases increased by 25,320 or 12 percent of the total total nationwide. The state is under the strictest lock-down in the country and continues to post record-breaking daily counts
  • In Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio new coronavirus cases increased by more than 10,000 in each state, or 26 percent of the total nationwide


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased to 2,921,243 today from 2,783,510 last Monday, an increase of 4.95 percent
  • New COVID-19 tests increased to 14,804,797
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 1,348,483, with the seven-day rolling percentage posting at 8.8 percent yesterday
  • 15,396 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19. The deaths represent 1.1 percent of the 1,348,483 individuals that tested active


In Georgia, new coronavirus cases increased by 4,995, the number of cases represents 2.4 percent of the total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes at 75, or 25 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 3,978 active cases, 3,835 yesterday
  • Fulton County — 3,648 active cases, 3,612 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 2,640 active cases, 2,624 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 2,633 active cases, 2,563 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 574 active cases, 537 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 133 active cases, 128 yesterday


The three largest states account for 22.5 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 81:

  • California — 25,320 new cases, 24,138 yesterday
  • Texas — 11,263 new cases, 14,059 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,431 new cases, 10,177 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 94:

  • Georgia — 4,995 new cases, 6,376 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 6,018 new cases, 5,303 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 4,914 new cases, 4,356 yesterday
  • Alabama — 3,390 new cases, 3,840 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 3,222 new cases, 2,950 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,942 new cases, 2,480 yesterday


The four early case states account for 15.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 104:

  • Pennsylvania — 11,374 new cases, 12,089 yesterday
  • New York — 10,163 new cases, 10,850 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,619 new cases, 5,491 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,663 new cases, 5,535 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 23.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 163:

  • Ohio — 10,,469 new cases, 10,114 yesterday
  • Illinois — 9,887 new cases, 10,526 yesterday
  • Indiana — 7,690 new cases, 7,899 yesterday
  • Michigan — 6,308 new cases, 9,425 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 6,308 new cases, 5,347 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 4,831 new cases, 4,847 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,872 new cases, 3,592 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 11.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 139:

  • Colorado — 5,125 new cases, 5,013 yesterday
  • Missouri — 4,744 new cases, 4,681 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 4,370 new cases, 4,827 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 3,705 new cases, 5,086 yesterday
  • Utah — 3,674 new cases, 3,005 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,889 new cases, 2,816 yesterday
  • Kansas — 331 new cases, 5,954 yesterday


Saturday, December 5, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States account for 4.36 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.87 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19survivors represent 3.40 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 14,430,902 individuals in the U.S. that have been tracked with having encountered COVID-19 since January-to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,887,323 cases, or 20.0 percent, 20.2 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 286,197 deaths, 2.0 percent, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 11,257,382 individuals, or 78.0 percent, 77.8 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases grew by a record-breaking 235,272
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by a record-breaking 200,589
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 31,965 cases or an increase of 1.02 percent.
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,718 compared to the 2,918 deaths posted yesterday.
  • New  “critical/serious” cases totaled 25,553
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 0.88 percent of the total active cases
  • In Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio, new coronavirus cases increased by more than 10,000 new cases per state, representing nearly 30 percent of the new active cases


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by 3.66 percent, from 2,785,238 last Sunday to 2,887,323 today
  • New COVID-19 tests completed increased by 14,597,590
  • 1,283,066 individuals, or 8.8 percent tested active, with the seven-day rolling percentage posting at 8.3 percent
  • 14,361 individuals, or 1.1 percent, died directly or indirectly from COVID-19


Georgia posted 6,376 active cases in the past 24 hours, the number of cases represents 2.7 percent of total cases in the U.S. and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 84, or 16 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County — 3,835 active cases, 3,459 yesterday …
  • Fulton County — 3,612 active cases, 3,389 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 2,624 active cases, 2,459 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 2,563 active cases and, 2,361 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 537 active cases, 484 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 128 active cases, 122 yesterday


The three largest states account for 20.6 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 74:

  • California — 24,138 new cases, 21,825 yesterday
  • Texas — 14,059 new cases, 17,542 yesterday
  • Florida — 10,177 new cases, 10,870 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 10.8 percent of the new cases, the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 86:

  • Georgia — 6,376 new cases, 5,639 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 5,303 new cases, 5,644 yesterday
  • Tennessee — 4,356 new cases, 3,967 yesterday
  • Alabama — 3,840 new cases, 3,531 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 2,950 new cases, 2,228 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 2,480 new cases, 2,168 yesterday


The four early case states account for 14.7 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 100:

  • Pennsylvania — 12,089 new cases, 11,268 yesterday
  • New York — 10,850 new cases, 10,144 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 5,535 new cases, 4,893 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 5,491 new cases, 6,675 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 22.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 152:

  • Illinois — 10,526 new cases, 10,959 yesterday
  • Ohio — 10,114 new cases, 8,921 yesterday
  • Michigan — 9,425 new cases, 7,957 yesterday
  • Indiana — 7,899 new cases, 8,460 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 5,347 new cases, 6,149 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 4,847 new cases, 4,618 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 3,592 new cases, 3,836 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 13.4 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 163:

  • Kansas — 5,954 new cases, 546 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 5,086 new cases, 388 yesterday
  • Colorado — 5,013 new cases, 6,037 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 4,827 new cases, 1,707 yesterday
  • Missouri — 4,681 new cases, 4,438 yesterday
  • Utah — 3,005 new cases, 3,945 yesterday
  • Iowa — 2,816 new cases, 2,693 yesterday
     

Friday, December 4, 2020

Among the new totals in the United states this morning:

  • The total number of individuals that have encountered the coronavirus now totals over 14 million
  • The total number of individual who have survived COVID-19 now totals over 11 million
  • The total number of coronavirus tests performed . now totals over 200 million, the next highest count being in India with just under 145 million tests


As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United States accounts for 4.29 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.86 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survivors represents 3.34 percent of the population. All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 14,195,630 individuals that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,855,358 cases, or 20.2 percent, 20.3 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 283,479 deaths, or 2.0 percent, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 11,056,793 individuals, or 77.8 percent, 77.7 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by 218,576
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by 192,103
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 23,555 cases, or 0.82 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by 2,918, compared to the 2,833 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by 25,196
  • New “critical/serious” cases represents 0.88 percent of the total active cases


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • The number of active cases increased from 2,800,331 last Saturday to 2,855,358 today, or slightly less than 1.96 percent
  • The number of COVID-19 tests completed increased by 14,624,466
  • 1,211,897 individuals, or 8.3 percent, tested active ... the seven-day rolling percentage of active cases posted at 8.4 percent yesterday
  • 13,010 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19. The 13,010 deaths represent 1.1 percent of the 1,211,897 individuals that tested active over the same past 7 days


Georgia posted 5,639 active cases in the past 24 hours. The number of cases represents 2.6 percent of total cases, and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the U.S. population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 81, or 19 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases — not the number of new cases — for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

Gwinnett County – 3,459 active cases , 3,320 cases yesterday

  • Fulton County – 3,389 active cases , 3,225 cases yesterday
  • Cobb County – 2,459 active cases , 2,311 cases yesterday
  • DeKalb County – 2,361 active cases and , 2,257 cases yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County – 484 active cases , 449 cases yesterday
  • Oconee County – 122 active cases , 113 cases yesterday


Three states not included below have posted high active counts (5,000+) in the past 24 hours: Arizona, Louisiana and Connecticut. They may be added to the tracking if the counts continue at such high levels.

The three largest states account for for 23.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 27.8 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 83:

  • California – 21,825 new cases, 18,264 yesterday
  • Texas – 17,542 new cases, 19,195 yesterday
  • Florida – 10,870 new cases, 9,994 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for for 10.6 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 85:

  • North Carolina – 5,644 new cases, 4,199 yesterday
  • Georgia – 5,639 new cases, 5,734 yesterday
  • Tennessee – 3,967 new cases, 4,099 yesterday
  • Alabama – 3,531 new cases, 3,928 yesterday …
  • South Carolina – 2,228 new cases, 1,923 yesterday
  • Mississippi – 2,168 new cases, 2,457 yesterday


The four early case states account for 15.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 103:

  • Pennsylvania – 11,268 new cases, 8,654 yesterday
  • New York – 10,144 new cases, 9,383 yesterday
  • Massachusetts – 6,675 new cases, 5,027 yesterday
  • New Jersey – 4,893 new cases, 4,515 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 23.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 161:

  • Illinois – 10,959 new cases …9,757 yesterday
  • Ohio – 8,921 new cases, 7,835 yesterday
  • Indiana – 8,460 new cases, 6,597 yesterday
  • Michigan – 7,957 new cases, 7,433 yesterday
  • Minnesota – 6,149 new cases, 5,165 yesterday
  • Wisconsin – 4,618 new cases, 3,777 yesterday
  • Kentucky – 3,836 new cases, 3,597 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.0 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the U.S. population and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 110:

  • Colorado – 6,037 new cases, 4,862 yesterday
  • Missouri – 4,438 new cases, 2,957 yesterday
  • Utah – 3,945 new cases, 4,004 yesterday
  • Iowa – 2,693 new cases, 3,558 yesterday
  • Oklahoma – 1,707 new cases, 2,859 yesterday
  • Kansas – 546 new cases, 4,315 yesterday
  • Nebraska – 388 new cases, 1,260 yesterday
     

Thursday, December 3, 2020

The number of individuals testing positive for the coronavirus has reached 203,737 — an all-time record high.

But, please remember to put that number into a context within the “rest of the story:”

  • There have also been a record high in the number of COVID-19 tests conducted – 3.4 million — with an average just shy of 2.0 million per day over the past 7 days
  • The percentage of individuals testing positive with COVID-19 is on the decline. In the past 24 hours, the percentage dropped one full percentage point from 9.4 percent to 8.4 percent
  • Just as the 203,737 new a cases is a high number, the number of individuals no longer active with COVID-19 based on the 14-day time periods also increased to 173,512
  • While the number of individuals currently in hospitals has increased, the principle reason driving the increase is because the number of individuals dying is declining while the number of those  surviving is increasing with the advent of new treatment drugs —and longer treatment in the hospital is required than when the death rate was higher.


Yesterday I listened to two large regional hospital CEOs lament about COVID-19. I sat back thinking that they apparently had not spent time with their PR coaches. They even saw the glass half empty relative to the rollout of vaccines that is breaking today in the U.K. and, it is believed, within two weeks here

Amazing feats are being performed in our hospitals today. It is unfortunate that the CEOs can not share advancements that are being made and how the areas they serve have fared better than other areas of their state, and other areas of the United States.

Gloom and doom seems to be the current mantra of the mainstream media, yet there have been revolutionary advancements made in the midst of a healthcare crisis.

It is my mission to stay positive. It is also my mission, in sharing these stats, to keep you, the readers, positive so that you too can be agents of optimism in your families and communities.

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of  tracked coronavirus cases in the United States account for 4.22 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.86 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 3.28 percent of the population.  All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 13,977,054 individuals that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,831,803 cases, or 20.3 percent, 20.4 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 280,561 deaths, or 2.0 percent, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 10,864,690 individuals, or 77.7 percent, 77.6 percent yesterday
  • Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:
  • New coronavirus cases increased by  203,737
  • New COVID-19 survivors increased by  173,512
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 27,292, or 0.98 percent
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by  2,833, compared to the  2,614 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by  25,180
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 0.89 percent of the total active cases


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • The number of active cases by increased by less than 1 percent, 0.40 percent, from 2,820,597 last Friday to 2,831,803 today
  • The number of COVID-19 tests completed increased by 13,794,383 with 3,699,465 being conducted yesterday — more than double the new daily average of tests being conducted
  • 1,142,611 individuals, or 8.4 percent, tested active for COVID-19 ... the 7-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 9.4 percent yesterday
  • 11,403 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19. The 11,403 deaths represent just shy of 1.0 percent of the 1,142,611 individuals that tested active over the same seven days


With the large number of tests now being administered daily, there are wide fluctuations in the number of active cases. Kansas has been showcased in the past few weeks, but those fluctuations also taking place in key states like Texas, California, Illinois and New Jersey. The number of cases posting today are likely being driven by the large volume of tests now being conducted.

Georgia posted 5,734 active cases. The number of cases represents 2.7 percent of total cases and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 84, or 16 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area — not the number of new cases — in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Gwinnett County – 3,320 active cases today, 3,097 yesterday
  • Fulton County – 3,225 active cases today, 3,140 yesterday
  • DeKalb County – 2,257 active cases today, 2,188 yesterday
  • Cobb County – 2,311 active cases today, 2,239 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County – 449 active cases today, 389 yesterday
  • Oconee County – 113 active cases today, 106 yesterday


The three largest states account for 23.3 percent of the new cases , the states represent 27.8 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 84:

  • Texas – 19,195 new cases, 13,234 yesterday
  • California – 18,264 new cases, 16,893 yesterday
  • Florida – 9,994 new cases, 8,847 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 11.0 percent of the new cases , the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 88:

  • Georgia – 5,734 new cases, 4,842 yesterday
  • North Carolina – 4,199 new cases, 2,883 yesterday
  • Tennessee – 4,099 new cases, 5,693 yesterday
  • Alabama – 3,928 new cases, 3,376 yesterday
  • Mississippi – 2,457 new cases, 1,141 yesterday
  • South Carolina – 1,923 new cases, 1,425 yesterday


The four early case states account for 13.6 percent of the new cases , the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 93,

  • New York – 9,383 new cases, 7,614 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania – 8,654 new cases, 5,717 yesterday
  • Massachusetts – 5,027 new cases, 3,573 yesterday
  • New Jersey – 4,715 new cases, 5,062 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 21.7 percent of the new cases , the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 150:

  • Illinois – 9,757 new cases, 12,542 yesterday
  • Ohio – 7,835 new cases, 9,030 yesterday
  • Michigan – 7,433 new cases, 6,511 yesterday
  • Indiana – 6,597 new cases, 5,396 yesterday
  • Minnesota – 5,165 new cases, 5,794 yesterday
  • Wisconsin – 3,777 new cases, 4,078 yesterday
  • Kentucky – 3,597 new cases, 4,127 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 11.1 percent of the new cases , the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 135:

  • Kansas – 4,315 new cases, 465 yesterday
  • Utah – 4,004 new cases, 2,510 yesterday
  • Colorado – 3,862 new cases, 4,405 yesterday
  • Iowa – 3,558 new cases, 2,050 yesterday
  • Missouri – 2,957 new cases, 5,016 yesterday
  • Oklahoma – 2,859 new cases, 1,737 yesterday
  • Nebraska – 1,260 new cases, 1,308 yesterday


Stay positive despite the gloom and doom that hovers like a cloud in the mainstream media!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of  tracked coronavirus cases in the United States account for 4.16 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.85 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 3.23 percent of the population.  All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 13,773,317 individuals that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,77,728 cases, or 20.4 percent, 20.5 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 277,728 deaths, or 2.0 percent, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 10,691,178 individuals, or 77.6 percent, 77.5 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New coronavirus cases increased by  182,276
  • New active COVID-19 cases increased by 22,401 cases
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by  157,261
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by  2,614  compared to the  1,238 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by  24,710
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 0.88 percent of the total active cases


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • The number of active cases decreased by 1.03 percent, from 2,833,539 last Thursday to 2,804,411 today
  • The number of COVID-19 tests completed increased by 11,841,594, with 1,119,998 being conducted yesterday
  • 1,119,998, or 9.4 percent, tested active ... the 7-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 9.1 percent yesterday.
  • 10,874 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19. The 10,874 deaths represent 1,119,998 individuals, or 0.97 percent of thosee that tested active


Georgia posted 4,842 active cases. The number of cases represents 2.7 percent of total cases and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 84, or 16 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area — not the number of new cases — in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County – 3,140 active cases today, 3,482 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County – 3,097 active cases today, 3,139 yesterday
  • Cobb County – 2,239 active cases today, 2,307 yesterday
  • DeKalb County – 2,188 active cases today, 2,290 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County – 389 active cases today, 390 yesterday
  • Oconee County – 106 active cases today, 99 yesterday


To help put the active case counts in perspective, below are comparisons of the percentage that each county represents of Georgia’s overall population followed by that county’s percentage. All of the counties listed index below their proportionate share. The Georgia counties posting above the comparative average are located in both the northeast and northwest corners of the state:

  • Fulton accounts for 9.97 percent of Georgia's population and 6.99 percent of active COVID-19 cases, with an index of 70
  • Gwinnett accounts for 8.78 percent of Georgia's population and 6.89 percent of active COVID-19 cases, with an index of 78
  • Cobb County accounts for 7.14 percent of Georgia's population and 4.98 percent of active COVID-19 cases, with an index of 70
  • DeKalb accounts for 7.13 percent of Georgia's population and 4.87 percent of active COVID-19 cases, with an index of 68
  • Athens-Clarke accounts for 1.20 percent of Georgia's population and 0.87 percent of active COVID-19 cases, with an index of 73
  • Oconee accounts for 0.38 percent of Georgia's population and 0.24 percent of active COVID-19 cases, with an index of 63


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

  • Texas – 13,234 new cases, 13,479 yesterday
  • California – 16,893 new cases, 16,491 yesterday
  • Florida – 8,847 new cases, 6,659 yesterday


The six southeastern states account for 10.6 percent of the new cases , the states represent 12.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 85:

  • Tennessee – 5,693 new cases, 7,975 yesterday
  • Georgia – 4,842 new cases, 2,047 yesterday
  • Alabama – 3,376 new cases, 2,295 yesterday
  • North Carolina – 2,883 new cases, 2,734 yesterday
  • South Carolina – 1,425 new cases, 1,358 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,141 new cases, 1,485 yesterday


The four early case states account for 12.1 percent of the new cases , the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 83,

  • New York – 7,614 new cases, 7,335 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania – 5,717 new cases, 5,584 yesterday
  • New Jersey – 5,062 new cases, 4,148 yesterday
  • Massachusetts – 3,573 new cases, 1,168 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 24.8 percent of the new cases , the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 171:

  • Illinois – 12,542 new cases, 6,190 yesterday
  • Ohio – 9,030 new cases, 6,631 yesterday
  • Michigan – 6,511 new cases, 5,214 yesterday
  • Minnesota – 5,794 new cases, 5,794 yesterday
  • Indiana – 5,396 new cases, 5,665 yesterday
  • Kentucky – 4,127 new cases, 2,116 yesterday
  • Wisconsin – 4,078 new cases, 2,534 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 9.6 percent of the new cases , the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 117:

  • Missouri – 5,016 new cases, 3,299 yesterday
  • Colorado – 4,405 new cases, 4,133 yesterday
  • Utah – 2,510 new cases, 1,897 yesterday
  • Iowa – 2,050 new cases, 1,444 yesterday
  • Oklahoma – 1,737 new cases, 2,200 yesterday
  • Nebraska – 1,308 new cases, 1,143 yesterday
  • Kansas – 465 new cases, 4,053 yesterday


Today is the hump, let’s get over it soon!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The chart below is a summary of total active COVID-19 cases by state and the percent that the active cases represent of:

  • Total COVID-19 cases o-date – essentially of the total cases in 2020
  • The state’s population


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For example, Georgia posts some of the lowest comparative numbers. Georgia posts a total of just under 45,000 active COVID-19 cases statewide and that represents 0.418 percent of the population. Year-to-date (YTD) Georgia has had 471,563 cases of COVID-19, of which the active cases represent 9.52 percent of that total annual count

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Last night I received a text from a reader asking about a news story reporting that “COVID-19 patients were over-running hospitals in California.” He was concerned that with holiday travel, there would be no ability for the hospitals to handle the overflow of COVID patients.

This morning, in the front section of the Wall Street Journal is a story with the headline, “Over 92,000 Hospitalized for COVID,” followed by the sub-head, “Record number comes as experts fear spike in cases after a busy holiday period”

As I noted in my reply to the reader, mainstream media over reports and sensationalizes its coverage of COVID-19. I also shared that stand-alone numbers with no framework are meaningless.

The WSJ article also cites numbers that include the number of new cases recorded last Sunday and the number of people flying over the Thanksgiving weekend. Nowhere in the article is there any statistic about just how many hospital beds there are

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA) — a group that my firm interacts with on a number of projects — as of October 1, there are currently 924,107 active hospital beds in the United states at more than 6,100 hospitals. These hospitals service over 36 million admissions annually.

I will let you draw conclusions from these numbers to determine if the news stories are reporting a real or manufactured crisis.

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the total number of tracked coronavirus cases in the United states accounts for 4.11 percent of the population. The number of tracked active COVID-19 cases represents 0.84 percent of the population. The number of COVID-19 survival cases represents 3.18 percent of the population.  All survivor numbers reported are based on the 14-day U.S. universal recovery time.

The 13,591,041 individuals that have been tracked with having contracted the coronavirus to-date break down as follows:

  • Active cases — 2,782,010 cases, or 20.5 percent, 20.8 percent yesterday
  • Deaths — 275,114 deaths, or 2.0 percent, 2.0 percent yesterday (COVID-19 direct and indirect cause of death)
  • Survivors — 10,533,917 individuals, or 77.5 percent, 77.2 percent yesterday


Nationwide, in the past 24 hours:

  • New cases increased by  161,736
  • New COVID-19 survivals increased by 161,99
  • New active COVID-19 cases decreased by 1,500 cases
  • New deaths either directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 increased by  1,238 compared to the  824 deaths posted yesterday
  • New “critical/serious” cases increased by  24,307
  • New “critical/serious” cases represent 0.87 percent of the total active cases


Nationwide, in the past seven days:

  • New active cases decreased by 0.6 percent, from 2,797,538 last Wednesday to 2,782,010 today.
  • New  COVID-19 tests completed totals 12,274,704 with 2,633,390 being conducted yesterday
  • 1,112,890 individuals tested active or 9.1 percent ... the 7-day rolling percentage of active cases posted 9.7 percent yesterday.
  • Over the past seven days 10,454 Americans died directly or indirectly from COVID-19. The 10,454 deaths represent 0.94 percent of the 1,112,890 individuals that tested active


Georgia posted 2,047 active cases. The number of cases represents 1.3 percent of total cases and Georgia accounts for 3.2 percent of the population. The COVID-19 incidence level indexes 41, or 59 percent below its proportionate share of the population.

Below are the numbers of total active COVID-19 cases for parts of metro Atlanta and the greater Athens area — not the number of new cases — in each county as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:

  • Fulton County — 3,482 active cases today, 3,416 yesterday
  • Gwinnett County — 3,139 active cases today, 3,048 yesterday
  • Cobb County — 2,307 active cases today, 2,285 yesterday
  • DeKalb County — 2,290 active cases today, 2,260 yesterday
  • Athens-Clarke County — 390 active cases today, 371 yesterday
  • Oconee County — 99 active cases today, 89 yesterday


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

  • California — 16,491 new cases, 14,098 yesterday
  • Texas — 13,479 new cases, 12,073 yesterday
  • Florida — 6,659 new cases, 7,363 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:

  • Tennessee — 7,975 new cases, 3,052 yesterday
  • North Carolina — 2,734 new cases, 3,820 yesterday
  • Alabama — 2,295 new cases, 2,236 yesterday
  • Georgia — 2,047 new cases, 1,952 yesterday
  • Mississippi — 1,485 new cases, 1,845 yesterday
  • South Carolina — 1,358 new cases, 1,218 yesterday


The four early case states account for 11.3 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.6 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes at 77:

  • New York — 7,335 new cases, 6,718 yesterday
  • Pennsylvania — 5,584 new cases, 5,144 yesterday
  • New Jersey — 4,148 new cases, 3,977 yesterday
  • Massachusetts — 1,168 new cases, 2,495 yesterday


The seven Great Lakes states account for 21.1 percent of the new cases, the states represent 14.5 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 146:

  • Ohio — 6,631 new cases, 7,729 yesterday
  • Illinois — 6,190 new cases, 7,178 yesterday
  • Minnesota — 5,794 new cases, 8,946 yesterday
  • Indiana — 5,665 new cases, 4,304 yesterday
  • Michigan — 5,214 new cases, 4,893 yesterday
  • Wisconsin — 2,534 new cases, 3,831 yesterday
  • Kentucky — 2,116 new cases, 2,743 yesterday


The seven Central Plains states account for 11.2 percent of the new cases, the states represent 8.2 percent of the population, and the new COVID-19 case count indexes above average at 136:

  • Colorado — 4,133 new cases, 3,589 yesterday
  • Kansas — 4,053 new cases, 28 yesterday
  • Missouri — 3,299 new cases, 3,066 yesterday
  • Oklahoma — 2,200 new cases, 1,721 yesterday
  • Utah — 1,897 new cases, 1,722 yesterday
  • Iowa — 1,444 new cases, 1,705 yesterday
  • Nebraska — 1,143 new cases, 1,257 yesterday

 



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