Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Current status of Covid in the US--hospitalizations, deaths, and quirky stats from NY

Deaths/day over the past week:  992.  

Hospitalizations related to Covid are at an all-time high at 61,964--Nov 10 was the first time the hospitalization peak in April was surpassed.

Understanding who is dying is not easy.  New York state, where Governor Cuomo was one of 6 governors to demand nursing homes take back Covid-infected patients, claims only 25% of Covid-related deaths occurred in people residing in nursing homes or similar settings, while New Hampshire reports that 81% of deaths occurred in such residents.  Cuomo, who may face legal action over his decision, would benefit by reports of low death rates in this group.

Here are updated death rates/day, averaged over the first week of each month since the start of the pandemic, in the US.

March              3           (daily average February 29-March 7)

April.         1376           (daily average March 31-April 7)

May            1823          (daily average April 30-May 7)

June              788          (daily average May 3-June 7)

July               525          (daily average June 30-July 7)

August        1056          (daily average July 31-August 7)

September     817         (daily average Aug. 31-Sept. 7)

October         666          (daily average Sept. 30-Oct. 7)

November     989         (daily avg Oct. 31-Nov. 7)

data from Covidtracking

1 comment:

Bill said...

Just as there is a distinction between death from Covid versus death with Covid: is anyone beginning to push distinguishing between hospitalization because of Covid versus hospitalization with Covid?