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).

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172 thoughts on “COVID update

  1. Seriously, how is CBS not slapping this map up every night during the evening news – ideally with a big “Breaking! News!” buildup. Even the whackos who are dead (and I mean dead) set against getting the shot might think to do what we were all doing pre-vaccine – stay in, WFH, bake some bread maybe…

    1. Repeating, not a problem as Trump said covid-19 would miraculously disappear by summer 2020. So it shall be written, so it shall be done!

      Do you believe in miracles? Indeed, many hearken back to the glory days of 2020. 😛

      Yielding back the balance of my time …

      1. Yes, I as recall, Trump said Covid would “go away like a thing that goes away.” How much more concrete and specific can you get?

        1. In cases where Trump’s words conflict with reality, reality has it wrong. Trump’s word is definitive. And don’t even get me STARTED on the man’s eloquence.

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