Our Response to COVID-19: Information
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July 8, 2020 -- The US lead the world again today with the highest 24 hour record passing the 60,000 mark, a staggeringly high number for a single country in a single day, and a first anywhere in the world during this pandemic, while Brazil reached its second highest daily toll and India blew past 25,000 daily cases, also for the first time in its battle against the deadly disease. Many other countries set new records today: the Philippines, confirming its loss of control, Iraq, Mexico, Argentina, and Indonesia. The world ended with its second highest day, just 1,000 cases shy of the record set a week ago on the first day of July. The trend is confirming that it only takes 5 days for the world to add a million new coronavirus cases. Today was the first day above 12 million and the world will pass 13 million on Sunday. If this trend continues, we may reach 17 million cases at the end of the month, on the day we mourn the 650,000th global victim of COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 Global cases: 12,162,352 (+214,179)
  • COVID-19 Global deaths: 551,971 (+5,424)
  • COVID-19 Global death rate: 4.54%
  • COVID-19 Global tests* (est.): 261,091,942 (+2,686,679) 
  • COVID-19 Global positivity rate: 4.66%
  • COVID-19 Global single-day positivity rate: 7,97%

*: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.
Argentina data:

  • 87,030 cases (+3,604) PEAK
  • 1,694 deaths (+50)
  • death rate: 1.95%
  • 423,782 tests
  • positivity rate: 20.54%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 39,67%
Mexico data:

  • 275,003 cases (+6,995) PEAK
  • 32,796 deaths (+782)
  • death rate: 11.93%
  • 668,804 tests
  • positivity rate:40.16%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 43.00%
India data:

  • 769,481 cases (+25,571) PEAK
  • 21,144 deaths (+491)
  • death rate: 2.75%
  • 10,473,771 tests
  • positivity rate: 7.34%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 9.73%
Iraq data:

  • 67,442 cases (+2,741) PEAK
  • 2,779 deaths (+94)
  • death rate: 4.125%
  • 637,227 tests
  • positivity rate: 10.58%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 21.40%
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 blew past its recent record registering 61,792 new cases in one day, the first time above 60,000.

Yet again, Texas set both a new deaths and a new cases watermark as it released the nation's worst tally for the last 24 hours of the relentless COVID-19 pandemic ravaging across its population and across America. The national explosion of the deadly infections is stunning, considering that on June 15, we ended the day with 20,886 cases, and are now reporting three weeks later, almost three times as many infections in one day. As we noted yesterday, harder days are ahead of us as death counts lag behind infections by a few weeks. Although we are already seeing more deaths in many states, with Texas and California setting new fatality records today, we know that the numbers will keep climbing weeks after we reach the peak of the current aggressive spread. We know this because we all saw this in April and May, just a few weeks ago. It almost feels like all of our initial efforts of sheltering in place have been squandered, although the slog did provide enough time for us to build up hospital capacity and stocking of essential medical supplies to help us through this renewed and emboldened viral attack on our country. Today's stunning record didn't just come from Texas and California: many other states, big and small, set new records or near peaks; Tennessee was one of them.
Texas data:

  • 229,551 cases (+10,131) PEAK
  • 2,942 deaths (+119) PEAK
  • death rate: 1.28%
  • 2,526,940 tests
  • positivity rate: 9.08%
  • 1 day positivity rate: 18.12%
Tennessee data:

  • 17,220 cases (+858) PEAK
  • 404 deaths (+5)
  • death rate: 1.25%
  • 391,881 tests
  • positivity rate: 4.39%
  • 1 day positivity rate: N/A
In California
COVID-19 killed 150 Californians today, setting a new 24 hour record. In the last 7 days, California has confirmed 56,420 new infections and the coronavirus has killed 549 of our neighbors.
During his daily noon briefing, Governor Newsom announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations have gone up 44% since 14 days ago, while the ICU load has also gone up 34% during the same period. Our state's hospital capacity is not threatened at this time, thanks to our increased capacity work over the last few months. To date, California has distributed 201 million procedure masks and 79 million N-95 masks. Additionally, 232 million procedure masks and 46 million N-95 masks are available today in California. As a country California's cumulative cases count would rank 8th in the world, ahead of the UK, below Spain, which it will pass tomorrow evening, when we pass 300,000 infections in the Golden State.

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: 296,075 (+8,490)
  • COVID-19 California deaths: 6,713 (+150) PEAK
  • COVID-19 California death rate: 2.27%
  • COVID-19 California testing: 4,996,175 individual tests
  • COVID-19 California positivity rate: 5.93%
  • COVID-19 California single-day positivity rate: 8.51%
In the Central Valley
The Madera County Department of Public Health announced this evening that 73 more of our county's residents were confirmed infected with COVID-19 today and that the virus had killed one more patient, bringing our county total 857 cases and 8 deaths. Madera county has added 316 new cases in the last seven days, growing 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 886 new infections and 17 new COVID-19 deaths in the central valley. COVID-19 has killed 377 residents from our area, and the local infections total 23,683. Fresno county leads the 7 counties with 7,281 cases (+357) with 3 more fatalities revealed today.

Tulare county announced a heavy toll today of 9 new COVID-19 deaths.

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, 2,539 tests, 1.22 +% (positivity rate)
  • COVID-19 Merced: 1,702 cases (+79), 12 deaths (+1), 17,385 tests, 9.79 +%
  • COVID-19 Madera: 857 cases (+73), 8 deaths (+1), 11,555 tests, 7.42 +%
  • COVID-19 Fresno: 7,281 cases (+357), 84 deaths (+3), 76,954 tests, 9.51 +%
  • COVID-19 Tulare: 5,298 cases (+123), 148 deaths (+9), est. 46,885 tests, 11,30 +%
  • COVID-19 Kings: 2,755 cases (+38), 37 deaths, 20,499 tests, 13.44 +%
  • COVID-19 Kern: 5,759 cases (+216), 87 deaths (+3), 76,928 tests, 7.49 +%

7 counties together

  • COVID-19 7 counties cases: 23,683 cases (+886)
  • COVID-19 7 counties deaths: 377 deaths (+17)
  • COVID-19 7 counties death rate: 1.59%
  • COVID-19 7 Counties tests: 252,385 (est.)
  • COVID-19 7 Counties positivity rate: 9.38%
From our hearts to yours,

Fredo and Renee Martin
Workingarts Marketing, inc.

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