Saturday, June 6, 2020

Week by week: COVID-19 cases in Texas UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 6/5:  1,061,576 -- a one-week increase of 168,301 compared to 159,913 on 5/29.

New cases week by week:
  • May 30-June 5:  (10,607; up 40% from previous week)
  • May 23-29:  (7,557; down 8% from previous week)
  • May 16-22:  (8,251)
  • May 9-15:  (8,589)
  • May 2-8:  (7,380)
  • April 24 - May 1:  (6,324)
  • April 17-23:  (5,435)




COVID-19 deaths in Texas are projected to peak on April 28.  Total projected deaths:  2,350.  (NPR)   As of 6/5, Texas has reported 1,788 deaths.

Deaths reported:
  • As of March 20 -          5
  • As of March 27 -        23
  • As of April     3 -        90 (+  67)
  • As of April   10 -      226 (+136)
  • As of April   17-       428 (+202)
  • As of April   24 -      593 (+165) 
  • As of May      1 -      816 (+234)
  • As of May      8 -   1,004 (+188)
  • As of May    15 -   1,272 (+268)
  • As of May    22 -   1,440 (+168)
  • As of May    29 -   1,626 (+186)
  • As of June      5 -   1,788 (+162)

Related posts:
Alabama.  (6/1/2020)
Arkansas.  (6/4/2020)
California.  5/31/2020)
Connecticut.  (6/5/2020)
Florida.  (6/1/2020)
Georgia.  (6/1/2020)
Idaho.  (5/31/2020)
Illinois.  (6/2/2020)
Indiana.  (6/6/2020)
Iowa.  (6/6/2020)
Kansas.  (6/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (6/4/2020)
Louisiana.  (6/6/2020)
Maryland.  (6/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (6/2/2020)
Michigan.  (6/2/2020)
Minnesota.  (6/4/2020)
Mississippi.  (6/1/2020)
Nebraska.  (6/4/2020)
New Jersey,  (6/2/2020)
New York.  (6/2/2020)
North Carolina.  (5/31/2020)
North Dakota.  (5/31/2020)
Ohio.  (6/6/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (6/2/2020)
South Carolina.  (6/3/2020)
South Dakota.  (6/4/2020)
Tennessee.  (6/5/2020)
Texas   (6/6/2020)
Virginia.  (6/5/2020)
Washington State.  (5/28/2020)
West Virginia.  (6/3/2020
Wisconsin.  (6/5/2020)


Related reading:
Coronavirus Cases Surge In Texas Panhandle As State Continues To Reopen.  (NPR, 5/18/2020)
Texas is launching a new wave of reopenings this week, with gyms, office spaces and nonessential manufacturers allowed to open with some limitations and safety protocols. Many public health experts have warned that states such as Texas are acting too quickly.



Dear ABC13 Houston,

Texas just had its biggest weekly increase in COVID-19 cases with 8,589.  It also just registered its largest number of COVID-related deaths for 1 week.

Best,

Retiring Guy






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Week by week: COVID-19 cases in Ohio


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 6/5: 446,195 -- a one-week increase of 76,305 compared to 62,090 on 5/29.

New cases week by week:
  • May 30-June 5:  (3,292; down 13% from previous week)
  • May 23-29:  (3,772; down 3% from previous week)
  • May 16-22:  (3,840)
  • May 9-15:  (3,938)
  • May 2-8:  (4,373)
  • April 24-May 1:  (3,574)
  • April 17-23:  (6,062) 
  • April 10-16:  (3,229)



COVID-19 deaths are projected to peak in Ohio on April 14.   Total projected deaths:  716.  (NPR)  As of 6/5, Ohio recorded 2,355 deaths.


Deaths reported:
  • As of March 20 -        1
  • As of March 27 -      19
  • As of April     3 -      91 (+  72)
  • As of April   10 -    231 (+140)
  • As of April   17 -    418 (+187)
  • As of April   24 -    690 (+272) 
  • As of May      1 - 1,002 (+312)
  • As of May      8 - 1,306 (+304)
  • As of May    15 - 1,591 (+285)
  • As of May    22 - 1,872 (+281)
  • As of May    29 - 2,131 (+259)
  • As of June      5 - 2,355 (+224)

Related posts:
Alabama.  (6/1/2020)
Arkansas.  (6/4/2020)
California.  5/31/2020)
Connecticut.  (6/5/2020)
Florida.  (6/1/2020)
Georgia.  (6/1/2020)
Idaho.  (5/31/2020)
Illinois.  (6/2/2020)
Indiana.  (6/6/2020)
Iowa.  (6/6/2020)
Kansas.  (6/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (6/4/2020)
Louisiana.  (6/6/2020)
Maryland.  (6/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (6/2/2020)
Michigan.  (6/2/2020)
Minnesota.  (6/4/2020)
Mississippi.  (6/1/2020)
Nebraska.  (6/4/2020)
New Jersey,  (6/2/2020)
New York.  (6/2/2020)
North Carolina.  (5/31/2020)
North Dakota.  (5/31/2020)
Ohio.  (6/6/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (6/2/2020)
South Carolina.  (6/3/2020)
South Dakota.  (6/4/2020)
Tennessee.  (6/5/2020)
Texas   (5/30/2020)
Virginia.  (6/5/2020)
Washington State.  (5/28/2020)
West Virginia.  (6/3/2020
Wisconsin.  (6/5/2020)


Week by week: COVID-19 cases in Louisiana UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 6/5:  420,786 -- a one-week increase of 62,869 compared to 43,219 on 5/29. 

New cases week by week:
  • May 30-June 5:  (3,187; up 70% from previous week)
  • May 23-29:  (1,877; down 39% from previous week)
  • May 16-22:  (3,088)
  • May 9-15:  (2,982)
  • May 2-8:  (2,114)
  • April 24-May 1:  (2,562)
  • April 17-23:  (3,031) 
  • April 10-16:  (3,865)
  • April 3-9:  (8,956)
  • March 27-May 2:  (7,551)


COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana were projected to peak on April 7. Total projected deaths:  946.  (NPR)   As of 6/5, Louisiana has recorded 2,801 deaths.

Deaths reported:
  • As of March 20 -        12
  • As of March 27 -      119 (+107)
  • As of April     3 -      370 (+251)
  • As of April   10 -      755 (+385)
  • As of April   17-    1,213 (+458)
  • As of April   24 -   1,601 (+388)
  • As of May      1 -   1,927 (+326)
  • As of May      8 -   2,227 (+300)
  • As of May    15 -   2,448 (+221)
  • As of May    22 -   2,668 (+220)
  • As of May    29 -   2,766 (+  98) 
  • As of June      5 -   2,801 (+  35)


Related posts:
Alabama.  (6/1/2020)
Arkansas.  (6/4/2020)
California.  5/31/2020)
Connecticut.  (6/5/2020)
Florida.  (6/1/2020)
Georgia.  (6/1/2020)
Idaho.  (5/31/2020)
Illinois.  (6/2/2020)
Indiana.  (6/6/2020)
Iowa.  (6/6/2020)
Kansas.  (6/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (6/4/2020)
Louisiana.  (6/6/2020)
Maryland.  (6/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (6/2/2020)
Michigan.  (6/2/2020)
Minnesota.  (6/4/2020)
Mississippi.  (6/1/2020)
Nebraska.  (6/4/2020)
New Jersey,  (6/2/2020)
New York.  (6/2/2020)
North Carolina.  (5/31/2020)
North Dakota.  (5/31/2020)
Ohio.  (5/30/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (6/2/2020)
South Carolina.  (6/3/2020)
South Dakota.  (6/4/2020)
Tennessee.  (6/5/2020)
Texas   (5/30/2020)
Virginia.  (6/5/2020)
Washington State.  (5/28/2020)
West Virginia.  (6/3/2020
Wisconsin.  (6/5/2020)

Related reading:

Trio of gun right bills breeze through Louisiana House with veto-proof majority; see how they voted.  (nola.com, 5/22/2020)


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Related posts:
Arkansas.  (4/29/2020)
California.  (4/26/2020)
Connecticut.  (5/1/2020)
Florida.  (4/29/2020)
Georgia.  (5/1/2020)
Idaho.  (4/29/2020)
Illinois.  (5/2/2020)
Indiana.  (5/1/2020)
Iowa.  (4/28/2020)
Kentucky.  (4/30/2020)
Louisiana.  (5/2/2020)
Maryland.  (4/29/2020)
Massachusetts.  (5/2/2020)
Michigan.  (5/2/2020)
New Jersey,  (5/2/2020)
New York.  (5/2/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (5/2/2020)
South Dakota.  (4/30/2020)
Tennessee.  (5/1/2020)
Texas (5/2/2020)
Washington State.  (4/30/2020)
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Related reading:
CDC: Mardi Gras quickened spread of coronavirus in Louisiana; canceling was never recommended.  (nola.com, 4/11/2020)
A report issued by the nation’s top health agency this week says Mardi Gras likely accelerated the spread of the new coronavirus in Louisiana, but the agency conceded it did not advise anyone in the U.S. to consider canceling large events until more than two weeks after the famed New Orleans street party. 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, issued Friday, supports claims made by Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell that the country’s leading medical experts never warned them to cancel parades or other large Carnival gatherings because of the deadly respiratory sickness.

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96 coronavirus-related deaths reported across Orleans, Jefferson parishes.  (nola.com, 3/28/2020)
Saturday's spike in cases represents the biggest 1-day jump in total numbers the state has had so far, likely due to the increase in testing availability. Health officials on Friday confirmed 2,746 cases and 119 deaths from COVID-19 in Louisiana. 
The number of hospitalized patients increased to 927 patients and the number of people on ventilators increased to 336. The number of people on ventilators was up by 24% compared to Friday. 
Orleans Parish remains the state's coronavirus epicenter with 1,298 cases and 70 deaths, although the parish's share of cases in the state continues to shrink as the virus' spread continues. The virus has now spread to 56 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana, up from 54 a day earlier.


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Related reading:
'It's like a war zone': Fighting coronavirus, limited ICU beds, bracing for chaos in New Orleans. (3/24/2020)
Coronavirus cases grew faster in Louisiana than anywhere else in the world: UL study.  (3/24/2020)
Louisiana governor requests major disaster declaration as state battles coronavirus.  (3/24/2020)
New Orleans has some of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the U.S. -- yet it's overlooked.  (3/23/2020)


Week by week: COVID-19 cases in Iowa UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 6/5:  180,663 -- a one-week increase of 33,343 compared to 27,070 on 5/29. 

New cases week by week:
  • May 30-June 5:  (2,226, down 8% from previous week)
  • May 23-29:  (2,422; down 2% from previous week)
  • May 16-22:  (2,465)
  • May 9-15:  (2,592)
  • May 2-8:  (3,573)
  • April 24-May 1:  (3,439)
  • April 17-23:  (2,213) 
  • April 10-16:  (834)




Related posts:
Alabama.  (6/1/2020)
Arkansas.  (6/4/2020)
California.  5/31/2020)
Connecticut.  (6/5/2020)
Florida.  (6/1/2020)
Georgia.  (6/1/2020)
Idaho.  (5/31/2020)
Illinois.  (6/2/2020)
Indiana.  (6/6/2020)
Iowa.  (6/6/2020)
Kansas.  (6/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (6/4/2020)
Louisiana.  (5/30/2020)
Maryland.  (6/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (6/2/2020)
Michigan.  (6/2/2020)
Minnesota.  (6/4/2020)
Mississippi.  (6/1/2020)
Nebraska.  (6/4/2020)
New Jersey,  (6/2/2020)
New York.  (6/2/2020)
North Carolina.  (5/31/2020)
North Dakota.  (5/31/2020)
Ohio.  (5/30/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (6/2/2020)
South Carolina.  (6/3/2020)
South Dakota.  (6/4/2020)
Tennessee.  (6/5/2020)
Texas   (5/30/2020)
Virginia.  (6/5/2020)
Washington State.  (5/28/2020)
West Virginia.  (6/3/2020
Wisconsin.  (6/5/2020)



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It's a bloomin' festival of backscratching in Iowa!





Recently, the number of new cases per week in Iowa has grown from 994 to 2212 to 3459 to 3573.   Heckuva job, Kimmy!



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Related reading:
More than half of Iowa's COVID-19 deaths are among long-term care facility residents.  (Des Moines Register, 4/13/2020)
The total deaths from the highly contagious virus rose to 43 in Iowa, as of Monday morning. Of those, about 53% were residents of long-term care facilities, Reynolds said. Over the weekend, Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids announced that 14 of its residents had died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. 
Older people are considered at particular risk for the disease, with mortality rates increasing among older demographics, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People aged 85 and older have mortality rates as high as 27%, according to the report. For people aged 65 to 84, the mortality rate is between 3% and 11%.
Iowa issues 'shortage order' over lack of protective medical equipment.  (Des Moines Register, 4/10/2020)
Iowa Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter acknowledged that “people are scared,” and said the state is doing everything it can to stock up on supplies. Some health care facilities have already been operating on extended-use guidelines for protective equipment, in part prompting the statewide order. 
“Unfortunately, we're in a position where, like many states and countries across the globe, we are preparing for a time when we might not have enough of these supplies,” Reisetter said. 
Iowa's COVID-19 hot spot: A look at the Cedar Rapids nursing home struggling with 84 coronavirus cases.  (Des Moines Register, 4/8/2020)
Linn County has the most reported COVID-19 cases in the state, and at least 84 of them can be traced to a one-story nursing home here, where 110 patients and 125 workers are struggling to withstand a pandemic. 
Heritage Specialty Care has been walled off from the public, its elderly residents segregated, its staff members donning protective gowns, gloves, masks and goggles ever since the coronavirus infiltrated in late March. 
The nursing home, which sits at the edge of a 1970s-era residential neighborhood in southwest Cedar Rapids, is the biggest hot spot in Iowa for a contagion that has no cure and that hits people 60 and older the hardest.
Iowa marks its deadliest coronavirus day yet; a 57% jump.  (Des Moines Register, 4/5/2020)
The governor has not scheduled press conferences to speak about cornonavirus over the weekend. She continued to defend her call Friday despite a unanimous vote by the Iowa Board of Medicine that she issue a stay-at-home order.
Adult toy shop Romantix remains open in Iowa after state closes many nonessential stores.  (Des Moines Register, 4/3/2020)
But Romantix, which bills itself as the "premier adult toy retailer in Des Moines," is still selling sex toys, lingerie and adult DVDs. 
Reynolds' order does not explicitly mention adult entertainment stores, so the stores, which operate in cities from Des Moines to Sioux City, are legally allowed to remain open. 
COVID-19 'outbreak' strikes Cedar Rapids long-term care facility, Gov. Kim Reynolds confirms.  (Des Moines Register, 3/30/2020)]
Heritage Specialty Care, the long-term care center in Cedar Rapids where two employees tested positive for COVID-19 early last week, is now the source of an "outbreak," with 21 cases of the highly contagious coronavirus tied to the center.

Iowa counties where Heritage Specialty Care facilities are located.


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Related Des Moines Register articles:
64 new COVID-19 cases in Iowa; more Guard troops activate; ISU lab equipment to aid in testing.  (3/28/2020)
Gov. Kim Reynolds: Iowa is already under 'equivalent' of stay-at-home order to fight coronavirus.  (3/25/2020)
Iowa day cares: You want us to stay open? We need supplies.  (3/23/2020)
Iowa mayors urge Reynolds to issue a coronavirus stay-at-home order.  (3/23/2020)