Shortcut to the full report for Wednesday.
The number of coronavirus cases in the world set another new record high.
Israel posted the highest per capita infection rate I have ever seen. The red zone is 143 infections per million inhabitants per day. Israel was over 1200.
As the Southern Hemisphere approaches summer and the Northern approaches winter, the impact of the virus is changing. There are now five Northern Hemisphere countries in the red zone for new infections: Israel, France, Belgium, Czechia and Spain. The USA is not yet on that list, but it is close and its infection rate is rising steadily. Infections have exceeded the same day of the previous week in 9 of the past 11 days (and the other two days were close). Mercifully, the rise in infections has not yet strained the hospitals or caused a corresponding rise in fatalities. This week’s infection rate will be up for the second straight week, but the fatality rate will be down. Unfortunately, the infection rate is usually an early indicator of fatalities in the near future.