A recent Wall Street Journal article discussed potential signs of progress in the battle with COVID-19. The article noted that COVID-19 cases have declined nationally for three weeks in a row, and that over 40% of U.S. residents have now been vaccinated. Additionally, several research groups have projected a sharp decrease in COVID cases by the end of July.
At the start of 2021, it was estimated that 3,000 people a day in the United States were dying from COVID-19, and that 125,000 persons were hospitalized for the virus. While COVID-related deaths are still substantial, the number deaths have declined to 677 per day.
Ventura County’s daily COVID-19 report for May 10 was the first since March 2020 to indicate no new deaths from the virus. Though this news was very encouraging, we cannot let our guard down with the pandemic. Please continue to adhere to COVID-19 precautions. Information about COVID is available at https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/.