Our Response to COVID-19: Information
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June 16, 2020 -- There is no other way to say it: today was a bad day on planet earth, with many COVID-19 spikes in multiple geographies; Brazil, Bangladesh, and Iraq reported their highest numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, many other countries reported high numbers, while a sudden spike in deaths brought a daily total (+6,909) that more than doubled the Sunday evening report; in fact, it was the worst fatality report since April 29, when the coronavirus took 10,226 lives away from devastated families across the globe.

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  • COVID-19 Global cases: 8,256,659 (+144,082)
  • COVID-19 Global deaths: 445,957 (+6,907)
  • COVID-19 Global death rate: 5.40%
  • COVID-19 Global tests (est.): 116,342,919 (+1,676,097) 
  • COVID-19 Global positivity rate: 7.24%

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Brazil data:

  • 928,798 cases (+37,242) PEAK
  • 45,456 deaths (+1,338)
  • death rate: 4.89%
  • 1,628,482 tests
  • positivity rate: 57.03%

India data:

  • 354,161 cases (+11,135)
  • 11,921 deaths (+2,006) PEAK
  • death rate: 3.74%
  • 5,921,069 tests
  • positivity rate: 5.98%

Bangladesh data:

  • 94,481 cases (+3,862) PEAK
  • 1,262 deaths (+53)
  • death rate: 1.34%
  • 533,717 tests
  • positivity rate: 17.70%

Iraq data:

  • 22,700 cases (+1,385) PEAK
  • 712 deaths (+60)
  • death rate: 3.14%
  • 380,005 tests
  • positivity rate: 5.97%

Brazil ignored the warnings. Now, while other countries fret over a second coronavirus wave, it can’t get past its first.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Weeks ago, when this seaside metropolis had recorded fewer than 10,000 cases of the novel coronavirus and there still appeared to be time, some of Brazil's most respected scientists made their last-ditch appeal. The country had reached a pivotal juncture... READ MORE
Global Forecast
In the US
The trend we have seen in the southern states is becoming a raging spread with two already worrisome states literally doubling their new daily cases overnight, establishing new peaks to their curve and fueling the US return above the 25,000 daily mark. Texas (+214%) uncovered more COVID-19 cases today than anywhere else in the nation, while establishing a new daily record. Arizona exceeded yesterday's report by 236%, also stamping its new daily top mark. Florida also reached a new watermark and Oklahoma, the site of the next Presidential campaign rally this coming Saturday, also topped its record.

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  • COVID-19 USA cases: 2,208,240 (+25,309)
  • COVID-19 USA deaths: 119,129 (+847)
  • COVID-19 USA death rate: 5.39%
  • COVID-19 USA testing: 25,706,987 individual tests
  • COVID-19 USA positivity rate: 8.59%
Florida data:

  • 80,109 cases (+2,783) PEAK
  • 2,996 deaths (+58)
  • death rate: 3.74%
  • 1,461,297 tests
  • positivity rate: 5.48%
Texas data:

  • 95,792 cases (+4,412) PEAK
  • 2,062 deaths (+46)
  • death rate: 2.15%
  • 1,522,434 tests
  • positivity rate: 6.29%
Arizona data:

  • 39,097 cases (+2,392) PEAK
  • 1,219 deaths (+25)
  • death rate: 3.12%
  • 479,102 tests
  • positivity rate: 8.16%
Oklahoma data:

  • 8,645 cases (+228) PEAK
  • 363 deaths (+4)
  • death rate: 4.20%
  • 263,882 tests
  • positivity rate: 3.28%
Surge in coronavirus cases linked to more Texans in their 20s getting sick, officials say
Texans under the age of 30 are testing positive for the new coronavirus at a higher rate than previously seen since the pandemic began, contributing to a recent surge in the number of cases in the state, Gov. Greg Abbott said during a press conference Tuesday.

Data from several counties and health experts confirms the trend in younger people testing positive across Texas.

"There are certain counties where a majority of the people who are tested positive in that county are under the age of 30, and this typically results from people going to bars," Abbott said during the conference. "That is the case in Lubbock County, Bexar County, Cameron County."

Abbott said that it’s unclear why more young people are contracting the virus, but he speculated that it could be from increased activity over Memorial Day weekend, visits to bars or other types of social gatherings.... READ MORE
In California
California surpasses 5,000 coronavirus deaths amid spike in cases
California surpassed 5,000 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus over the weekend, with the nation's largest state seeing a marked uptick in confirmed cases.

As of Sunday, California's health department had reported 148,855 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and 5,063 deaths. Sunday’s update marked a week-over-week increase of 20,940 cases, the highest in the nation. READ MORE

California's coronavirus spread is not slowing down: today's new cases report was only 359 cases lower than the Golden State's top mark established 11 days ago. We also lost 86 of our neighbors to the deadly disease.

  • COVID-19 California cases: 158,980 (+3,383)
  • COVID-19 California deaths: 5,204 (+86)
  • COVID-19 California death rate: 3.27%
  • COVID-19 California testing: 2,937,755 individual tests
  • COVID-19 California positivity rate: 5.41%
In the Central Valley
The Madera County Department of Public Health announced that 24 more of our county's residents are infected with COVID-19, bringing our local cases to 250, with one new fatality. Yesterday's data was readjusted on the Madera graph to reflect the details from the last three days. Today's combined coronavirus cases from the 7 local counties added 412 new infections and 6 new fatalities in Kern, Kings, Madera, and Fresno counties. The 7 counties together have reported 11,606 infections and 229 covid deaths since the first cases appeared in the California central valley during the first week of March 2020.
Madera + 6 local counties

  • COVID-19 Mariposa: 17 cases (+1 yesterday), 1 death
  • COVID-19 Merced: 470 cases (+61), 7 deaths
  • COVID-19 Madera: 250 cases (+24), 4 deaths (+1)
  • COVID-19 Fresno: 2,788 cases (+82), 57 deaths (+2)
  • COVID-19 Tulare: 2,798 cases (+134), 98 deaths
  • COVID-19 Kings: 1,831 cases (+26), 8 deaths (+2)
  • COVID-19 Kern: 3,452 cases (+85), 54 deaths (+1)

7 counties together

  • COVID-19 7 counties cases: 11,606 cases (+412)
  • COVID-19 7 counties deaths: 229 deaths (+6)
  • COVID-19 7 counties death rate: 1.97%
From our hearts to yours,

Fredo and Renee Martin
Workingarts Marketing, inc.

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