Our COVID-19 situation is not good.
Media reporting on the issue is not good either.
This headline is from a local news broadcast on April 18, 2019:
The story contained this:
In addition to the man’s death, officials are reporting 23 new positive cases of the virus, bringing the total in the county to 505. There are now 25 hospitalized patients and ten who are in the ICU. Seven of the ten ICU patients are on ventilators, according to the City. The number of hospitalized patients is an improvement from Friday when 38 patients were hospitalized.
I have not found a source that has published a day-by-day accounting of the number of new cases so I had to look up each day individually. Here is what I found:
- Day New Cases
- April 13 46
- April 14 47
- April 15 58
- April 16 31
- April 17 23
Let’s hope that the trend continues. For the benefit of our local media dictionary.com defines soar this way: increase rapidly above the usual level.
We deserve better