The One About… Covid by the Numbers, Day 17

Tonight’s Covid By The Numbers update:

As of 7 p.m., the John Hopkins website reports 364,723 cases in the U.S. That is an increase of 29,199, up from yesterday’s increase of 26,991.

The daily rate of increase was 8.7%, a definite downtick from yesterday’s 12.7%.

The day over day change was 8.2%.

The five-day running average of new cases is 29,841.

The morbidity rate of Covid-19 in the U.S. ticked up again and has now reached 3.0%.

To put these in perspective:Odds of contracting Covid-19: 1 in 893.Odds if infected of recovery: 1 in 19Odds if infected of fatality: 1 in 34

We had another increase in the number of recovered cases. It now stands at 19,346, an 18.9% increase from yesterday. Another sign of a change in the progression of this disease is when we see more cases recovered than newly reported as infected. (For example, cases recovered / new cases = 2080/29199 = .07) . We want a number above 1.0 here.

As always, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be kind to yourself and others.

About D. G. Speirs

D.G. Speirs is a storyteller, novelist and voice actor living in Florida. He keeps searching for better stories to tell, even if he has to make them up himself. His latest novel, THE AGENCY, is now available on
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