Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Week by week: COVID-19 cases in New York State


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 8/10: 6,563,646 -- a one-week increase of 480,872 compared to 455,625 on 8/3.  

New York continues to flatten the curve, although there has been a slight uptick in new cases in each of the past 3 weeks.
  • Aug 4-10:          4,493 (down slightly from previous week
  • Jul 28-Aug 3       4,499 (down 10% from previous week)
  • July 21-27:          5,018 (down 1% from previous week)
  • July 14-20:          5,063 (up 5% from previous week)
  • July 7-13:            4,814 (up 2% from previous week 
  • Jun 30-Jul 6:       4,719  (up 6% from previous week)
  • June 23-29:         4,442  (down 1% from previous week)
  • June 16-22:         4,544  (down 18% from previous week)
  • June 9-15:           5,545  (down 28% from previous week)
  • June 2-8:             7,688  (down 23% from previous week)
  • May 26-June 1:   9.947  (down 2.4% from previous week)
  • May 19-25:        10,193 
  • May 12-18:        14,516
  • May 5 -11:         19,002
  • Apr 28-May 4:   17,057
  • April 21 -27:      44,484
  • April 14- 20:      52,481
  • April 7-13:        64,342
  • Mar 31-Apr 6:    45,622





COVID-19 deaths in New York State were projected to peak on April 9. Total projected deaths:  15,518.  (NPR)  As of 8/10, New York has recorded 25,172 deaths.




Deaths reported:
  • As of March 16 -          7
  • As of March 23 -      114
  • As of March 30 -   1,218 (+1,104)
  • As of April     6 -   4,758  (+3,540)
  • As of April   13 - 10,056  (+5,298)
  • As of April   20 - 14,347  (+4,291)
  • As of April   27 - 17,303  (+2,956)
  • As of May      4 - 19,415  (+2,112)
  • As of May    11 - 21,640  (+2,225)
  • As of May    18 - 22,729  (+1,089)
  • As of May    25 - 23,488  (+   659)
  • As of June      1 - 23,959  (+   471)
  • As of June      8 - 24,299  (+   340)
  • As of June    15 - 24,579  (+   280)
  • As of June    22 - 24,739  (+   160)
  • As of June    29 - 24,842  (+   103)
  • As of July       6 - 24,913  (+     71)
  • As of July     13 - 24,989  (+     76)
  • As of July     20 - 25,056  (+     67)
  • As of July     27 - 25,117  (+     61)
  • As of Aug       3 - 25,172  (+     55)
  • As of Aug     10 - 25,204  (+     32) 

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Arizona.  (8/10/2020)
Arkansas.  (8/6/2020)
California.  (8/9/2020)
Connecticut.  (8/7/2020)
Florida.  (8/10/2020)
Georgia.  (8/10/2020)
Idaho.  (8/9/2020)
Illinois.  (8/4/2020)
Indiana.  (8/8/2020)
Iowa.  (8/1/2020)
Kansas.  (8/6/2020)
Kentucky.  (8/6/2020)
Louisiana.  (8/8/2020)
Maryland.  (7/29/2020)
Massachusetts.  (8/10/2020)
Michigan.  (8/4/2020)
Minnesota.  (8/6/2020)
Mississippi.  (8/10/2020)
Montana. (8/7/2020)
Nebraska.  (8/6/2020)
Nevada.  (8/5/2020)
New Jersey,  (7/28/2020)
New York.  (8/11/2020)
North Carolina.  (8/9/2020)
North Dakota.  (8/9/2020)
Ohio.  (8/1/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (8/4/2020)
South Carolina.  (8/5/2020)
South Dakota.  (7/30/2020)
Tennessee.  (8/7/2020)
Texas   (8/8/2020)
Utah.  (8/4/2020)
Virginia.  (8/7/2020)
Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
West Virginia.  (8/4/2020)
Wisconsin. (8/10/2020)








































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New York Times website screenshot (7:39 p.m. on 3/27/2020)


New York Times website screenshot (5:15 p.m. on 3/26/2020)

Related reading:
3 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital.  (The New York Times, 3/25/2020)

Elmhurst, a 545-bed public hospital in Queens, has begun transferring patients not suffering from coronavirus to other hospitals as it moves toward becoming dedicated entirely to the outbreak. Doctors and nurses have struggled to make do with a few dozen ventilators. Calls over a loudspeaker of “Team 700,” the code for when a patient is on the verge of death, come several times a shift. Some have died inside the emergency room while waiting for a bed. 
A refrigerated truck has been stationed outside to hold the bodies of the dead.
A White House official is troubled by the rate of infection in New York.  (The New York Times,
Dr. Birx added that 28 percent of tests for coronavirus in the region were coming up positive, while the rate is less than 8 percent in the rest of the country. 
“To all of my friends and colleagues in New York, this is the group that needs to absolutely social distance and self-isolate at this time,” Dr. Birx said. “Clearly, the virus had been circulating there for a number of weeks to have this level of penetrance into the general community.” In epidemiology, the attack rate is the percentage of a population that has a disease. New York State now has an attack rate similar to that of Italy. 

Trump expressed outrage at having to ‘close the country’ to slow the virus.  (The New York Times,
Even as nations from Britain to India declare nationwide economic lockdowns, President Trump said he “would love to have the country opened up, and just raring to go, by Easter,” less than three weeks away, a goal that top health professionals have called far too quick. 
“I think it’s possible, why not?” he said with a shrug. 
Participating in a town hall hosted by Fox News on Tuesday, he expressed outrage about having to “close the country” to curb the spread of the coronavirus and indicated that his guidelines on business shutdowns and social distancing would soon be lifted. 


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