US Cases may be coming down — but fatalities are still very high
A quick look at this chart reveals that current US average deaths from COVID are over 1600 per day. That’s very high — and in fact numbers not seen since February of this year.
Here’s a similar chart but with real numbers (not per capita). You’ll see back in July — average deaths were about 250 per day.
What’s very odd is that across the rest of the world, most of the epicenter is in Eastern Europe. I can’t think why the US is in the same company as Eastern Europe.
As reported previously, UK is on an upswing of cases (far more than the US) — but due to higher vaccination rates has a much lower level of fatalities per capita.
Hot spots in the USA
Here are the hot spots in the US — expressed as current fatalities per million per day. Pretty much all states are experiencing very high fatality rates. Clearly the numbers spike up in small populations:
The US map doesn’t show a pretty picture (a few good spots in the North East; CA etc)
Texas and Oklahoma have average deaths per day exceeding 150.
Oklahoma is likely a blip — meaning a glitch in collecting data which has suddenly been corrected. It also has a small population of just 4 million. We shall see if the blip theory is correct within a week or so.
As high as Texas is currently, its numbers are trending downwards
Georgia is a pretty large state of 10 million people — its fatality levels are nearing those of January 2021 — but cases have come down quickly.
Tennessee also showing improvement — but still very high
Originally published at http://jf-insights.com on October 23, 2021.