COVID-19 Numbers

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%
  • Massachusetts
    • 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.