Cary COVID Report – July 15

Cary, NC – It is week 20 of the COVID pandemic in Cary. Infections rates continue to climb in Wake County.

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Wake County Infection Rate

CaryCitizen compiles daily new infections of coronavirus from Wake County COVID-19 Dashboard.

Since our last report on July 1, weekly new infections in Wake County have grown from 991 to 1382 in the two week period that ended this past Sunday, July 12, 2020.

As of July 14, the running total of COVID cases in Wake County is 7,846.

Across the U.S. — Good News for AZ

Two weeks ago, an alarming acceleration of infections in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida was beginning to develop.

This week, Arizona has turned green on the Johns Hopkins chart of U.S. states, indicating their rate of infection is falling. This is heartening news because it shows that, with concerted public action, we can beat down the virus.

Now all eyes are on Florida, where 15,274 news cases were reported on Saturday, July 11 (source: Florida Dept of Health). As a comparison, the nation of Italy reported 234 new cases on Saturday (source: Bing COVID Tracker).

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5 replies
  1. Daisy
    Daisy says:

    What you aren’t showing here is the number of deaths. Yes. People are infected, but they are over it in a week.

    • Mark Neill
      Mark Neill says:

      “…but they are over it in a week…”

      Most of the asymptomatic people are, sure.

      And then there are the people that end up in the hospital for 5 weeks. If those people survive, most of them have what look like are going to be long-term health issues. Fatalities due to Covid-19 are not the only issue, it’s not like, to borrow a dumb comparison, the flu. With the flu, there are usually only rare cases of long term health effects after having and getting over the flu.

      That is not the case here. Sensory loss, respiratory damage, clotting issues, organ damage, inflammation syndromes – there’s a whole lot of ground here between “cured” and “dead”.

      But since you asked – that’s the graph today of NC’s case and death numbers. If you want to know what death numbers will likely trend toward, look back 23 days. That’s the average lead time for cases to migrate into hospitalizations, to worsen, and turn into deaths.

    • Mark Neill
      Mark Neill says:

      Or we could just look at hospitalization numbers, because hospitalizations would happen whether or not we tested anyone.

      NC has recorded new high-water mark numbers of hospitalization for 10 of the last 16 days, since July 1st. The number of people hospitalized has gone up 25% in less than 2 and a half weeks.

  2. Tracy Arbors
    Tracy Arbors says:

    Thanks for posting this. This is a serious issue and Mark has his facts right. Wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance and don’t go anywhere unless it is necessary!

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