Our Response to COVID-19: Information
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June 23, 2020 -- The most infected country in the world, the United States, reported its highest single-day count of new infections today, just shy of 36,000, since the start of the pandemic. After a staggering one day record of 55,209 new cases established last Friday in Brazil, the largest South American country reported a second high mark just north of 40,000 new cases and a sobering count of 1,364 deaths since yesterday. As Mexico suffered another large 7.4 earth quake today in Oaxaca, the country also reported a new COVID-19 peak, while the virus killed 793 of its people. Boosted with yet another near peak in India, the top three infected countries on the small blue dot fueled the world's second highest count of 167,416 new COVID-19 cases and, tonight, 5,540 more families are mourning more victims of the deadly virus. If your government is not going to inform you, here is some advice: until we have a proven vaccine, all we have are mitigation strategies to protect ourselves from this deadly disease: stay home as much as you can, wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands often, and use common sense.

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  • COVID-19 Global cases: 9,352,645 (+167,416) near peak
  • COVID-19 Global deaths: 479,777 (+5,540)
  • COVID-19 Global death rate: 5.13%
  • COVID-19 Global tests (est.): 133,006,129 (+2,109,895) 
  • COVID-19 Global positivity rate: 7.03%

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India data:

  • 456,062 cases (+15,612) near peak
  • 14,483 deaths (+468)
  • death rate: 3.18%
  • 7,137,716 tests
  • positivity rate: 6.39%
Mexico data:

  • 191,410 cases (+6,288) PEAK
  • 23,377 deaths (+793)
  • death rate: 12.21%
  • 501,871 tests
  • positivity rate: 38.14%
Brazil data:

  • 1,151,479 cases (+40,131) near peak
  • 52,771 deaths (+1,364)
  • death rate: 4.58%
  • 2,510,717 tests
  • positivity rate: 45.86%
Bolivia data:

  • 25,493 cases (+1,105) PEAK
  • 820 deaths (+47)
  • death rate: 3.22%
  • 61,455 tests
  • positivity rate: 41.48%
Global Forecast
In the US
The United States set a new COVID-19 pandemic record: 35,992 new cases in 24 hours, while the virus killed 863 more Americans.

As they did yesterday, California and Texas reported new single-day records today. Together, the two gigantic COVID flares contributed 33% of our country's new high watermark of new cases, as the pandemic rages through the southern and western states of our stunned country. All the mitigation measures worked two months ago, but many have relaxed their vigilance and now we are all paying for it. Consider this: today, on the worst day of the pandemic in the United States, our president is holding the only mass indoor event in the nation, a super spreader in the making, in a state that just established yet a new record of new confirmed infections in one day.

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  • COVID-19 USA cases: 2,424,145 (+35,992) PEAK
  • COVID-19 USA deaths: 123,473 (+863)
  • COVID-19 USA death rate: 5.13%
  • COVID-19 USA testing: 29,001,509 individual tests
  • COVID-19 USA positivity rate: 8.23%
  • COVID-19 USA single day positivity rate: 6.00%
Texas data:

  • 125,015 cases (+5,370) PEAK
  • 2,251 deaths (+33)
  • death rate: 1.80%
  • 1,820,865 tests
  • positivity rate: 6.87%
Arizona data:

  • 58,179 cases (+3,593) PEAK
  • 1,384 deaths (+42)
  • death rate: 2.38%
  • 589,754 tests
  • positivity rate: 9.86%
Live updates: Seven states report highest coronavirus hospitalizations since pandemic began
Seven states are reporting new highs for current coronavirus hospitalizations, according to data tracked by The Washington Post — Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas — as the number of infections continues to climb across the South and West. More than 800 covid-19 deaths were reported in the United States on Tuesday, the first time fatalities have increased since June 7.

Texas and California on Tuesday eclipsed 5,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus over a 24-hour span — records in those states. Arizona, Nevada and Missouri also logged new single-day highs. Overall, 33 states and U.S. territories now have a rolling average of new cases that is higher than... Click Here
In California
California Breaks Record For New Daily Coronavirus Cases, Hospitalizations Surge
The California state health department on Tuesday reported a record number of new coronavirus cases. The new daily tally of 5,019 was a big jump from the previous record of 4,230, which was recorded on Monday. Hospitalizations, a confirmation that these are new infections vs. the result of increased testing, also rose to a record of 3,868 total.

Hospitalization totals broke records on both Saturday and Sunday, with 3,702 COVID-19 patients reported in hospital beds. The previous high before the weekend came nearly two months earlier on April 29. That was 3,497 new hospitalizations... CLICK HERE

California obliterated yesterday's single day 5,539 record adding 6,505 new cases today, fully confirming the pandemic is accelerating its spread in the Golden State. Tomorrow, California will have more cases than Germany (a country with over twice California's population).

  • COVID-19 California cases: 190,598 (+6,505) PEAK
  • COVID-19 California deaths: 5,633 (+68)
  • COVID-19 California death rate: 2.96%
  • COVID-19 California testing: 3,496,929 individual tests
  • COVID-19 California positivity rate: 5.45%
  • COVID-19 California single-day positivity date: 7.63%
In the Central Valley
The Madera County Department of Public Health announced this evening that 25 more of our county's residents were confirmed infected with COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing our cumulative cases to 359 in Madera. COVID-19 has killed 280 residents (+9) from our area of the central valley, of which the cumulative documented infections now total 14,403. Tulare county's single day report peaked today with 257 new cases. The 7 counties added 659 new cases, only 4 shy of the June 1 peak of 633. Also noteworthy, 58% of all the cases in the combined 7 counties have been confirmed since Memorial Day, less than a month ago.

Note: The tests information was estimated because Tulare and Merced counties do not explicitly share the data (only occasionally in Merced press releases), however, the positivity rate is available in the Merced County dashboard and the state of California also publishes the Tulare positivity rate, which enabled me to estimate the tests quantities.
Madera + 6 local counties

  • COVID-19 Mariposa: 21 cases (+3), 1 death, 1,813 tests, 0.99 +% (positivity rate)
  • COVID-19 Merced: 710 cases (+49), 9 deaths, est. 11,833 tests, 6.0 +%
  • COVID-19 Madera: 359 cases (+25), 5 deaths, 7,032 tests, 5.11 +%
  • COVID-19 Fresno: 3,672 cases (+287), 70 deaths (+3), 47,259 tests, 7.77 +%
  • COVID-19 Tulare: 3,434 cases (+257) PEAK, 116 deaths (+3), est. 33,250 tests, 10.33 +%
  • COVID-19 Kings: 2,104 cases (+128), 16 deaths (+6), 13,787 tests, 15.26 +%
  • COVID-19 Kern: 3,965 cases (+259), 60 deaths (+2), 48,932 tests, 8.10 +%

7 counties together

  • COVID-19 7 counties cases: 14,403 cases (+659) near peak (663 6/1/2020)
  • COVID-19 7 counties deaths: 280 deaths (+9)
  • COVID-19 7 counties death rate: 1.94%
  • COVID-19 7 Counties tests: 169,395 (est.)
  • COVID-19 7 Counties positivity rate: 8.50%
From our hearts to yours,

Fredo and Renee Martin
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