Showing posts from August 18, 2020

Daily Status, August 18

  Daily Status, August 18: Summary/Situational Awareness Today, across the commonwealth, there were 861 new cases.  Overall, this is low side of recent data but is within 1 standard deviation of the typical.  Regionally, Northern VA's slow increase continues.   The rest of the state is trending down -- with the leader in the decrease being Hampton Roads/Eastern VA.  It is worth noting that, while Northern VA is trending up, our numbers per capita remain lower overall than much of the rest of the state.    The testing numbers across the state remain ok, but not great. Overall, though in the state, North of I64 is doing better than south of I64, both in testing, number positive, and growth.  The brighter yellow regions are mostly south of I64. There is an interesting experiment going on in Blacksburg:  Virginia Tech is testing all students upon arrival at campus, and those results are being attributed to Blacksburg.  That means we can get realistic numbers on the % infected. I am awa