Here’s what I have for today. Well, yesterday actually:
- Methuen, MA
- Total Cases: 1054 (up 29 from the last time they shared, 15 days ago)
- Deaths: 61
- Death Rate: 5.79%
- Total Cases: 116,684 (up 502 from yesterday)
- Deaths: 8,580
- Death Rate: 7.35%
- United States
- Total Cases: 4,414,834 (up 84,397 from yesterday)
- Deaths: 150,447
- Death Rate: 3.41%
Five minutes after I posted that Methuen wasn’t sharing numbers anymore, Methuen posted numbers. It had been 15 days and the curve is still pretty flat. Not flat, but flat-ish.
Massachusetts looks bad. Really bad. One day isn’t enough to be a trend, and it’s not time to worry about a negative turn around, but the new infections yesterday (confirmed + probable = the number I wrote above) was almost double the day before. There were also a lot more deaths for a day than we’ve been seeing of late. The numbers are disturbing.
Speaking of disturbing. The United States is a disaster of biblical proportions. To say it is insane is the understatement of the decade. We are getting close to the magic day when there are 100,000 new cases in a single day. 2,149 deaths in one day is a single day record that is massively higher than the record it broke. 150,447 deaths in four months.
And we still don’t have a national plan to combat the virus.