Corona Status Dec 2020
Lars Poulsen - 2020-12-16
The case numbers have risen dramatically, both in the US and locally.
The statewide tightening is very necessary.
You probably won't get vaccinated until late March, so be careful until then!
The National Summary
New infections per day about 200,000 - which is 66.7 per 100,000 population.
Santa Barbara County
Here are local numbers condensed from the county's daily reports.
The columns are:
|Week||New Cases||Infectious||In Hosp||Dead/Week||New/100K
|11/10||40||172|| 9||2|| 7.9|
|11/3 ||22||105||10||3|| 4.9|
That last column is what I use for comparisons between different places.
- The day (Tuesday)
- The number of new positive COVID-19 tests reported for the day
(slightly ajusted to be representative in case of spikes
up or down)
- The number of still infectious cases (people tested positive
and not yet cleared by a negative test)
- The number of people with COVID-19 in our hospitals
- The number of people who died from COVID-19 this week
- The number of new infections per day per 100,000 population
averaged over the last week.
The Short Digest
As you can see, we have a rapid rise in COVID-19 here in Santa Barbara County.
While the numbers are a bit higher in the North County (Santa Maria/Lompoc),
the difference is smaller now than last month. (The above numbers are all county-wide.)
We still have more than half our ICU beds open, but Ventura County has
filled all theirs, so we will probably see them moving patients up here
in the next week.
While we have more sick people, the number of deaths has not gone up.
This will change very quickly, if we do not have ICU beds.
So be very careful. No parties, no driking outside of home, and
wear a mask if you are within 6 feet of people who do not live with you.
Full data December to date
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