Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Thread - 2021 Breaking News

Delta moves faster and I think we’re seeing multiple waves, so the pattern is a bit different, but I’m pretty sure we’re seeing the Sturgis effect as part of the explanation.

On the map below, drag the slider where it says “Last 60 days” all the way to the left, which is near the start of the Sturgis rally. You’ll notice that South Dakota has one of the lowest daily case counts in the country. Then start dragging it slowly to the right and watch what happens to South Dakota, but more importantly, to the states around it and even some of their neighbors as you work your way forward through the timeline.

I’m cross-posting this question from the 'Raffe.

Question: if a COVID patient lives in one state, but dies in a hospital in another state, which state will count as having this death? I was thinking about how Idahoan COVID patients are having to go to Washington and Oregon hospitals because their own hospitals in Idaho are overflowing. If they then die in Seattle or Portland, will it up the count in those states or their own home state?

On the technical notes page for Provisional Death Counts, the CDC says:

Death data, once received and processed by National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), are tabulated by the state or jurisdiction in which the death occurred. Death counts are not tabulated by the decedent’s state of residence.

That’s a strong way to put it, and 100% accurate.

238,004,527 total cases
4,857,470 dead
215,148,971 recovered

In the US:

45,135,620 total cases
732,477 dead
34,577,516 recovered

Yesterday’s numbers for comparison:

That question is why I prefer the Washington Post map which shows stats at a county level. Lots of states have low numbers at one end and high numbers at the other. The same boundary question exists for states, but the detail is better.

238,369,151 total cases
4,863,092 dead
215,502,869 recovered

In the US:

45,179,209 total cases
733,058 dead
34,630,654 recovered

Yesterday’s numbers for comparison:

Paper claiming heart inflammation for 1 in 1000 vaccinated people withdrawn due to fatal flaws.

New cases in Hawaii are on a downtrend, and here on the island of Oahu bars and restaurants have just gotten the green light to serve alcohol until midnight instead of having to stop at 10pm like before.

Good news, everyone! <hic!>

My stepsister’s kid had myocarditis that was associated with his vaccination, requiring hospitalization.

How is he? I hope he recovered.

238,662,406 total cases
4,867,525 dead
215,859,212 recovered

In the US:

45,204,373 total cases
733,575 dead
34,664,963 recovered

Yesterday’s numbers for comparison:

Thanks. He seems to be okay.

Over the weekend we had new record (7-day average) daily highs in reported cases in

Vermont (238)

Maine (696)

Both much lower than most other states highs, but a disturbing trend.

There are cases on the upswing threatening new highs in Montana and Idaho. They’re rising in other states, too, but nowhere near record levels yet.

Hawaii is almost to its goal of 70% of the population fully vaccinated with the figure standing at 69.3% as of yesterday. And while 77.5% of the population has received at least one shot, they said on the TV news that we are the first state to reach 90% of the eligible population having one shot.

Way to go, Hawaii!

Huh, this puts Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, and Vermont ahead of Hawaii for % of population with at least one dose. Maybe they have fewer kids, so Hawaii has a higher % of those eligible:

A parent in Wisconsin is suing her son’s school district after they eliminated mask requirements and covid mitigation measures, and the son tested positive.

Good. If they’re afraid of being sued for having mask mandates (and some of them may be), make it clear to them that they can be sued for not having them just as well (and on better grounds) as for having them.