The USA’s same-day-of-week comparison of “new cases” has now dropped for 28 consecutive days, and the percentage drop has been in double digits for 16 consecutive days.
The 7-day average of positive testing percentage again dropped. It is now at 3.1%, setting another all-time low.
Those are signs of great progress, but all is not hunky-dory:
There were 841 fatalities reported on Wednesday, compared to just 743 last Wednesday. That broke a long streak of days in which the week-on-week was going in the correct direction. Oklahoma topped the nation by a wide margin in COVID fatalities per capita. That marks the second time this week that Oklahoma has been far higher than the second-highest state. This is either a sudden outbreak or some kind of reporting irregularity, because just two days ago, the Oklahoma City ABC affiliate crowed: “Oklahoma is only state with a 50% decrease in new COVID-19 in the past week compared to the previous week.” I guess we will need time to sort that one out.