Here is the complete COVID report for Thursday.
The global numbers show continuing progress. Cases are down 13% from last Thursday and fatalities are down 11%.
Cases are also down in the USA. Eight consecutive days have been lower than the same day of the previous week. Hospitalizations are also on the way down – 9% in just a week. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the fatality rate to echo that decline.
Three states, West Virginia, Idaho and Montana, made the “worse than the third world” list, which means that both their fatality rate per capita and their rate of new cases per capita are higher than the worst country in the world on each of those lists. That means they have higher death rates than Bulgaria AND higher case rates than Serbia. Beating every country in both criteria is almost impossible to achieve because many of those countries treat viral diseases with herbal poultices and enchanted chicken beaks.
The map below shows the states that were worse than any country in the world on either of the two measurements (plus the three states that were worse on both).