Our Response to COVID-19: Information
Good evening,

July 10, 2020 -- Two of the top three ranked countries in cumulative coronavirus cases have broken their records, yet again today. The US spiked to over 71,377 single-day COVID-19 cases, which is over 10,000 more cases than were recorded yesterday, while India's feverish climb reached new heights once again, ending the day with 27,728 more infections than the previous day, establishing another record for a third straight day. Mexico overtook the UK and will pass by Spain tomorrow, ending Saturday in 7th position with a near peak daily report of 6,891 new cases; however, for the first time since the start of the pandemic in Mexico, the Mexican government acknowledged this evening that it had been severely under-testing its population and published estimates above its confirmed data, with a staggering 39,529 more suspected cases and 1,863 more deaths. Other countries peaked today, including: Colombia, Iraq, Oman, Guatemala, Indonesia and South Africa almost repeated its phenomenal leap from the previous day (+13,674) with another stunning 12,348 new cases in the last 24 hours. All these peaks or near peaks added to a new global peak of 236,129 new cases, a 12,341 jump ahead from yesterday's gruesome record of 223,129. The world will only take 4 days to leap from 12 million to 13 million cases, one day ahead of last Monday's prediction. The world will likely count over 17 million infections and probably 675,000 related deaths at the end of July.
  • COVID-19 Global cases: 12,622,269 (+236,129) PEAK
  • COVID-19 Global deaths: 562,676 (+5,345)
  • COVID-19 Global death rate: 4.46%
  • COVID-19 Global tests* (est.): 266,924,869 (+2,608,584) 
  • COVID-19 Global positivity rate: 4.73%
  • COVID-19 Global single-day positivity rate: 9.01%

*:incomplete data set
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Note: Please forgive the occasional typos. I write these reports at the end of the work day and I have seen typos creep in undetected by my tired evening eyes. I hope they do not bother you as much as they annoy me.
Colombia data:

  • 140,776 cases (+6,803) PEAK
  • 4,925 deaths (+211)
  • death rate: 3.50%
  • 968,465 tests
  • positivity rate: 14.54%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 29.29%
Oman data:

  • 53,614 cases (+1,889) PEAK
  • 244 deaths (+8)
  • death rate: 0.46%
  • 231,211 tests
  • positivity rate:23.19%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 41.30%
India data:

  • 822,570 cases (+27,728) PEAK
  • 22,144 deaths (+521)
  • death rate: 2.69%
  • 11,024,491 tests
  • positivity rate: 7.46%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 9.78%
Iraq data:

  • 72,460 cases (+2,848) PEAK
  • 2,960 deaths (+78)
  • death rate: 4.09%
  • 661,090 tests
  • positivity rate: 10.96%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 23.63%
The two graphs below illustrate the two phases of the pandemic, as it has evolved in the United States, the most infected country, compared to the rest of the world. The top graph shows the top four European countries which had accelerated their COVID-19 spread ahead of the US COVID-19 explosion. The second graph shows today's top ranked five countries, four of which are failing to control their spread of the coronavirus, while Russia has been plateauing above 6,000 cases for weeks.
In the US
  • COVID-19 USA cases: 3,158,876 (+61,792) peak
  • COVID-19 USA deaths: 134,860 (+888)
  • COVID-19 USA death rate: 4.27%
  • COVID-19 USA testing: 39,479,437 individual tests
  • COVID-19 USA positivity rate: 8.00%
  • COVID-19 USA single-day positivity date: 9.12%

The United States stuns the world with 71,377 new COVID-19 cases in one day, the first time recording above 70,000 cases in any country.

Florida led the staggering national count of new cases with a near peak 11,433 infections. Texas and California did not peak today but together contributed 18,402 confirmations of new cases. Today, 11 more states reported over 1,000 cases, and many announced new peaks: Georgia, Utah, Iowa, Wisconsin, while both Carolinas, Ohio, and Lousiana reported near record days. The United States had not passed the 50,000 one-day infections mark before the first day of July. Today's record was unimaginable a week ago, but, as Dr. Fauci mentioned in an interview earlier this week, 100,000 daily confirmed COVID-19 infections in a single day, in the United States, is no longer out of the question.
Georgia data:

  • 111,211 cases (+4,484) PEAK
  • 2,965 deaths (+35)
  • death rate: 2.67%
  • 1,194,337 tests
  • positivity rate: 9.31%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 15.33%
Iowa data:

  • 34,171 cases (+923) PEAK
  • 743 deaths (+3)
  • death rate: 2.17%
  • 363,012 tests
  • positivity rate: 9.41%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 12.04%
In California
COVID-19 fatalities are accelerating in the Golden State: the coronavirus has killed 507 Californians in the last 4 days. In the 4 previous days, the virus had killed 183 of our neighbors.
Today's tally of new cases in California was second to the peak set on the second day of this month. However, deaths have accelerated and will keep doing so for weeks because, as we have seen in the last few months, rising deaths lag rising infections by a couple of weeks.

To benefit ourselves and our communities, we must drive the curve down, so we can provide and maintain a safe environment to send our kids back to school, to go back to work, and to start being productive again. Until we have a proven vaccine and a cure for COVID-19, we have to implement and observe all the mitigation practices we know we need to support our families, friends, and communities:

  • wear a cloth mask in public
  • practice physical distancing
  • wash our hands frequently
  • clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • respect one another and actively refuse to spread the virus

A simple yet powerful set of tools we can all use to help our communities and ourselves.
California's report for the day:
  • COVID-19 California cases: 312,087 (+8,764)
  • COVID-19 California deaths: 6,952 (+102)
  • COVID-19 California death rate: 2.23%
  • COVID-19 California testing: 5,175,737 individual tests
  • COVID-19 California positivity rate: 6.03 %
  • COVID-19 California single-day positivity rate: 9.01%
In the Central Valley
The Madera County Department of Public Health announced this evening that 21 more of our county's residents were confirmed infected with COVID-19 today (+15 yesterday) bringing our county total 893 cases and 8 deaths. Madera county has added 315 new cases in the last seven days, growing its COVID-19 caseload the fastest of the seven counties -- see graph below.

As they did yesterday, six of the seven local counties reported new cases today, adding up to 808 new infections and 14 new COVID-19 deaths in the central valley. COVID-19 has killed 397 residents from our area, and the local infections total 25,442. Fresno county leads the 7 counties with 7,906 cases (+279) with 1 more fatality revealed today. Other deaths in the last day include 4 in Tulare County, 1 in Kings County, and 8 in Kern County.

This week was by far the worst in both metrics: COVID-19 has infected 5,404 and killed 55 of our neighbors within the 7 counties, that is 10 more victims and 1,291 more infections breaking both categories' records that were reported last week

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: 31 cases, 1 death, 2,669 tests, 1.16 +% (positivity rate)
  • COVID-19 Merced: 1,884 cases (+91), 12 deaths (+1), 18,672 tests, 10.09 +%
  • COVID-19 Madera: 893 cases (+21), 8 deaths (+1), 12,1194 tests, 7.32 +%
  • COVID-19 Fresno: 7,906 cases (+279), 88 deaths (+1), 76,954 tests, 9.85 +%
  • COVID-19 Tulare: 5,678 cases (+169), 152 deaths (+4), est. 48,447 tests, 11.72 +%
  • COVID-19 Kings: 2,855 cases (+32), 39 deaths (+1), 20,812 tests, 13.72 +%
  • COVID-19 Kern: 6,195 cases (+216), 97 deaths (+8), 81,643 tests, 7.59 +%

7 counties together

  • COVID-19 7 counties cases: 25,442 cases (+808)
  • COVID-19 7 counties deaths: 397 deaths (+14)
  • COVID-19 7 counties death rate: 1.56%
  • COVID-19 7 Counties tests: 264,721 (est.)
  • COVID-19 7 Counties positivity rate: 9.61%
From our hearts to yours,

Fredo and Renee Martin
Workingarts Marketing, inc.

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