October 22: The COVID case growth continues, albeit slowly

Daily Status, October 21Reminder:  any sections that are unchanged since yesterday are grayed out.  
I try to update this every day between 11:00 and 12:00.  However, my updates are based on when the Virginia Department of Health updates; it takes some time in analyze and collate the data.  In addition, because I my own health issues, there will be days when the update is late or does not happen.  
For the week of 10/19, there will be no update on Friday, 10/23.  
The one thing to remember is the day-to-day changes are minor. Any trend takes several days to identify, and I will be looking at the data daily (that is easy), but may not update the blog.
One thing that is immensely personal to me is I need to avoid COVID-19.  Like, I do not know my mortality risk exactly, but last week, I thought my Infection mortality rate was 5-10%.  With active cancer, that doubles, to 10-20%.  So if you see me in town, wear a  mask.  I try to avoid challenging people, but maybe it is time. If I can see yo…