Here is the complete COVID report for Friday.
- World-wide, cases are down 3% versus the same day last week, and fatalities are 10% lower.
- In the USA, cases are down 13% versus the same day last week, and fatalities are 11% lower.
In the USA, new cases have declined from the same day of the previous week for 30 consecutive days, but the country is still in the red zone, as are 43 of the 48 states that filed reports. (That shows how bad things were 30 days ago!) There are only eight countries in the double red zone. Six of them are in Central and Eastern Europe. The other two are Costa Rica and the USA. The USA is the only one of the economically developed democracies on the list.
Still true, as it was Thursday: Romania topped every country in the world in both the rate of new cases per capita and the rate of fatalities per capita, yet Idaho topped Romania in both of those criteria.
The good news on the other side of the coin: Connecticut and Puerto Rico were in the double green zone!