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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Update

It’s time for our next 14-day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 for the United States. We use the Worldometers aggregators data set to make our projections of future total infections and deaths since it includes data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Military, Federal Prisons and the Navajo Nation.

14-day moving averages of SARS-CoV-2 Deaths and Infections in the USA

11/21/2011/07/2010/24/2010/10/209/26/209/12/208/28/208/14/20
Average deaths per day1,286*8917547287878239631,050
Average infections per day154,945**90,07559,15545,24640,65739,95143,88454,597
*395 more deaths per day than 11/07/20 **64,870 more infections per day than 11/07/20

In the United States, SARS-CoV-2 deaths have increased for the third time in a 14-day period after decreasing in each of five previous 14-day periods. There were 395 more deaths per day in the last 14 days. In the last 14 days, the number of infections has increased by 64,870 infections per day. Deaths per day will continue to increase at least over the next 8 to 10 weeks. On 11/20/20, 204,179 new infections occurred in the United States, another new daily record for infections. There were also 1,999 deaths and 22,789 serious or critically ill patients in our hospitals on 11/20/20.

As of 11/20/20 we have had 260,331 deaths and 12,277,827 SARS CoV-2 infections in the United States. This represents 21.2% of the infections and 18.9% of the deaths in the world from SARS-CoV-2. We have had 2,169,236 new infections in the last 14 days. We are adding one million infections every 7 days. Each million infections usually results in at least 20,000 deaths. On 11/20/20, thirty five states had greater than 100,000 total infections and 29 states had greater than 2,000 total deaths. Only 58 other countries have greater than 100,000 infections and only 51 countries have more than 2,000 deaths.

We have a new President-elect and Vice President-elect that are making the pandemic a first priority after Inauguration on January 20, 2021. Testing, contact tracing, wearing masks, social distancing, and washing our hands frequently should no longer be political issues. These are non-pharmaceutical interventions used by most successful countries and some states to protect their citizens and their economies. New Zealand, Taiwan, and Australia are three countries that have done this successfully. In the United States, Maine, Vermont, and Hawaii are doing a better job handling the pandemic than many of our states. The pandemic problem is overwhelming our health care delivery system in many states. Unless things change before Inauguration Day on January 20, 2020 (61 days away) we could by our predictions have an additional 9,451,645 SARS-CoV-2 infections and another 78,446 deaths. If our infections per day and deaths per day continue to increase these numbers will, once again, be underestimations of the problem.

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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Update

It’s time for our next 14-day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 for the United States. We use the Worldometers aggregators data set to make our projections of future total infections and deaths since it includes data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Military, federal prisons and the Navajo Nation.

11/07/2010/24/2010/10/209/26/209/12/208/28/208/14/207/31/20
Average Deaths per day*8917547287878239631,0501,070
Average Infections per day**90,07559,15545,24640,65739,95143,88454,59766,748
*137 more deaths per day than 10/24/20 14-day period
**30,920 more infections per day than 10/24/20 14-day period

In the United States, SARS-CoV-2 deaths have increased for the second time in a 14-day period after decreasing in each of five previous 14-day periods. There were 137 more deaths per day in the last 14 days. In the last 14 days, the number of infections per day has increased by 30,920. Deaths per day will continue to increase at least over the next 8 to 12 weeks. On 11/06/20, 132,540 new infections occurred in the United States, another new daily record for infections. There were also 1,248 deaths and 18,303 serious or critically ill patients in our hospitals on 11/06/20.

As of 11/06/20, we have had 242,230 deaths and 10,058,586 SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States. This represents 20.2% of the infections and 19.4% of the deaths in the world from SARS-CoV-2. On 10/24/20, 29 states in the United States had greater than 100,000 infections and 26 states had greater than 2,000 deaths. On 11/06/20, 32 states have greater than 100,000 infections and 28 states have greater than 2,000 deaths. Only 57 other countries have greater than 100,000 infections, and only 45 countries have more than 2,000 deaths.

As of 10/24/20, in the United States, 2.642% of the population has had a documented SARS-CoV-2 infection. California was ranked 33rd in infection percentage at 2.270%. In North Dakota, 4.716% of the population was infected (ranked #1) and in South Dakota 4.205% of the population was infected (ranked #2). As of 11/06/20, in the United States, 3.038% of the population has had a documented SARS-CoV-2 infection. California was ranked 36th in infection percentage at 2.44%. In North Dakota 6.77% of the population was infected (ranked #1) and in South Dakota 5.95% of the population was infected (ranked #2). On 11/06/20, Texas became the first state to record over a million total infections. They had 9,239 infections and 124 deaths on 11/06/20, bringing their total infections to 1,007,155 and total deaths to 19,154. 3.47% of Texas residents have had an infection. Probably greater than 90% of the people in the USA have not had their first SARS-CoV-2 infection.

We have a new President-elect and Vice President-elect today. Testing, contact tracing, wearing masks, social distancing and washing our hands frequently should no longer be political issues. These are non-pharmaceutical interventions used by most successful countries and some states to protect their citizens and their economies. New Zealand, Taiwan, and Australia are three countries that have done this successfully. In the United States, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Hawaii and Oregon are doing a better job handling the pandemic than many of our states. The pandemic problem is about to overwhelm our health care delivery system in many states. Unless things change before Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021 (75 days away) we could, by our predictions, have 6,755,625 new SARS-CoV-2 infections and another 66,825 deaths. If our infections per day and deaths per day continue to increase, these numbers will be underestimations of the problem.

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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Projections

It’s time for our next 14-day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 for the United States. We use the Worldometers aggregators data set to make our projections of future total infections and deaths since it includes data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S Military, federal prisons and the Navajo Nation.

14-day moving averages of SARS-CoV-2 Deaths and Infections

10/10/209/26/209/12/208/28/208/14/20
Average deaths per day728*7878239631,050
Average infections per day45,246**40,65739,95143,88454,597
*59 fewer deaths per day than 9/26/20 **4,589 more infections per day than 9/26/20

In the United States, SARS CoV-2 deaths have decreased in each of the last five previous 14-day periods. There were 59 fewer deaths per day in the last 14 days.  However, in the last 14 days the number of infections has increased by 4,589 infections per day. Deaths per day should increase over the next 2 to 3 weeks.

As of 10/09/20 we have had 218,647 deaths and 7,894,478  SARS CoV-2 infections in the United States. This represents 21.3% of the infections and 20.4% of the deaths in the world from SARS-CoV-2. Twenty-four states in the United States have greater than 100,000 infections, and 26 states have greater than 2,000 deaths. Only 43 other countries have greater than 100,000 infections and only 41 countries have more than 2,000 deaths.

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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Projections

It’s time for our next 14-day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 for the United States. We use the Worldometers aggregators data set to make our projections of future total infections and deaths since it includes data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S Military, federal prisons and the Navajo Nation.

 14-day moving averages of SARS-CoV-2  deaths and infections

9/26/209/12/208/28/208/14/207/31/20
Average Deaths Per Day7878239631,0501,070
Average Infections Per Day40,65739,95143,88454,59766,748
*36 fewer deaths per day than on 9/12/20 **706 more infections per day than 9/12/20

In the United States the SARS-CoV-2 deaths have decreased in each of the last four previous 14-day periods. There were 36 fewer deaths per day in the last 14 days. However, in the last 14 days, the number of infections has increased by 706 infections per day.

As of 9/26/20 we have had 208,440 deaths and 7,244,184 SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States. This represents 22% of the infections and 21% of the deaths in the world from SARS-CoV-2. Twenty-two states in the United States have greater than 100,000 infections and 26 states have greater than 2,000 deaths. Only 37 other countries have greater than 100,000 infections and only 38 countries have more than 2,000 deaths.

Our new projections for the United States are that by October 4, 2020, we will have had 214,696 total deaths and 7,569,440 infections.

Our new projections for the United States are that by November 4, 2020, we will have had 239,093 total deaths and 8,829,807 total infections.

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Monterey County California SARS-CoV-2 update 9/06-9/19/20

In the last 14 days (September 6 – September 19, 2020), 9,289 RT-PCR assays for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) were performed and 996 were positive for an average of 10.60% positive tests per day. We have had 9 deaths in 14 days, an average of 0.643 deaths per day. We have now had a total of 9,467 infections in our county; 10.52% of these infections have occurred in the last 14 days of the pandemic. At our current rate of new infections, 71 per day for the last 14 days, we will reach 10,000 total infections in 8 days. 41 new patients were hospitalized in the last 14 days bringing the total to 549; 7.46% of the total hospitalizations have occurred in the last 14 days. Our hospitalization rate is averaging 2.93 patients per day for the last 14 days. To date, 67 of the 549 patients have died (12.20%). We are not controlling the infection in Monterey County. If our rate of hospitalizations and death rate remain constant, we will reach a total of 100 COVID-19 deaths in our county between 11/3/20 and 11/09/20. If we can get the number of infections down below 1% to 3% per day, we might have a chance to control the pandemic and the deaths per day in our county. 

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SARS-CoV-2 Projections 9/14/20

It’s time for our next 14-day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) for the United States. We use the Worldometers aggregators data set to make our projections of future total infections and deaths, since it includes data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Military, federal prisons, and the Navajo Nation.

14-Day Moving Averages of SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Deaths

9/12/208/28/208/14/207/31/207/17/20
Average Deaths per day823*9631,0501,070714
Average Infections per day39,951**43,88454,59766,74861,512
*140 fewer deaths/day than 8/28/20 **3,933 fewer infections/day than 8/28/20

The SARS-CoV-2 infections and subsequent deaths have decreased in each of three previous 14-day periods. In the last 14 days, the number of infections has decreased by 3,933 infections per day, and average deaths per day have decreased by 140 deaths per day.

As of 9/11/20 we have had 197,177 deaths and 6,636,247 SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States.

Our new projections for the United States are that by October 4, 2020 we will have had 211,283 total deaths and 7,507,249 infections.

Our new projections for the United States are that by November 4, 2020 we will have had 241,734 total deaths and 8,972,116 total infections.

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Monterey County California SARS-CoV-2 Update

In the last 14 days (August 23-September 5, 2020), 10,812 RT-PCR assays for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) were performed and 1,146 were positive for an average of 10.60% positive tests per day. We have had 6 deaths in 14 days or an average of 0.428 deaths per day. We have now had a total of 8,439 infections in our county; 14.3% of these infections have occurred in the last 14 days of the pandemic.  77 new patients were hospitalized in the last 14 days, bringing the total to 507; 15.18% of the total hospitalized patients have occurred in the last 14 days. To date 58 of the 507 patients have died (11.43%). We are not controlling the infection in Monterey County and our hospitalization rate is averaging 5.5 patients per day the last 14 days.  If we can get the number of infections down below 1 to 3% per day we might have a chance to control the pandemic in our county. 

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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Projections

It’s time for our next 14-day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) for the United States. We use the Worldometers aggregators data set to make our projections of future total infections and deaths since it includes data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Military, federal prisons and the Navajo Nation.

14-Day Moving Averages of SARS-CoV-2 Deaths and Infections

8/28/208/14/207/31/207/17/20
Average deaths per day963*1,0501,070714
Average infections per day43,884**54,59766,74861,512
*87 fewer deaths per day than 8/14/20 **10,713 fewer infections per day than 8/14/20

The SARS-CoV-2 infections and subsequent deaths were decreasing in each of two previous 14-day periods. In the last 14 days, the number of infections has decreased by 10,713 infections per day and average deaths per day has decreased by 87 deaths per day.

As of 8/28/20 we have had 185,901 deaths and 6,096,235 SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States. Our new projections for the United States are that by October 4, 2020, we will have had 222,383 total deaths and 7,719,943 infections. We also project that by November 4, 2020, we will have had 252,949 total deaths and 9,101,347 total infections.

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14-Day Moving Average Projections for COVID-19

It’s time for our next 14-day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 for the United States. We use the Worldometers aggregators data set to make our projections of future total infections and deaths since it includes data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S Military, Federal Prisons and the Navajo Nation.

                           14-Day Moving Averages of SARS-CoV-2  Infections and Deaths

8/14/207/31/207/17/20
Average Deaths Per Day1,0501,07072420 fewer deaths per day compared with 7/31/20
Average Infections Per Day54,59766,74861,51212,157 fewer infections per day compared with 7/31/20

The SARS-CoV-2 infections and subsequent deaths were increasing in each of two previous 14-day periods. In the last 14 days, the number of infections has decreased by 12,157 infections per day and average deaths per day has decreased by 20 deaths per day.

As of 8/14/20 we have had 171,535 deaths and 5,476,266 SARS CoV-2 infections in the United States.

Our new projections for the United States are that by October 4, 2020, we will have had 225,085 total deaths (a decrease in projected deaths from 226,297 total deaths) and 8,260,713 infections (a decrease in projected infections from 9,044,509 total infections).

Our new projections for the United States are that by November 4, 2020, we will have had 257,635 total deaths and 9,953,220 total infections.

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COVID-19 Update (8/1/20)

It’s time for our next 14 day moving average determinations and projections for infections and deaths from SARS-CoV-2 for the United States. (Data via Worldometers.)

14 day moving averages of SARS-CoV-2  Average increase per day (last 14 days)

7/31/207/17/20   Change in deaths/infections per day
Average Deaths per day  1,070714356 extra deaths per day
Average Infections per day66,74861,5125,236 extra infections per day

The SARS-CoV-2 infections and subsequent deaths are still increasing in each of the last two 14 day periods in the United States with no signs of improvement.

As of 7/31/20, we have had 156,747 deaths and 4,705,889 SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States.

Sadly our projections for the United States are that by October 4, 2020 we will have had 226,297 total deaths and 9,044,509 total infections.

Sadly our projections for the United States are that by November 4, 2020 we will have had 259,467 total deaths and 11,113,697 total infections.