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Daily Status, 9/14: Outside of colleges, things look good.

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Daily Status, Sept. 14Reminder:  any sections that are unchanged since yesterday are grayed out.
Situational AwarenessFirst of all, parts of the state do not really test and/or report on weekends.  Since the data I analyze was reported to the VDH in the 24 hours ending at 5 pm the prior day, the numbers are typically low on Sunday and Monday.  And the lower numbers seem to be regional.  Overall, the weekend numbers (released on Sun and Monday) are averaging 83% of the weekday numbers.  Today is no exception.  The colleges look somewhat better, but that probably is a result of the weekend reporting.
The most frightening aspect of today's report is the continued evidence that college-aged people in college towns are infecting the broader community, in particular the senior citizens. So far, it is most present in the New River Health District (VT & Radford), and the Central Shenandoah Health District (JMU).  
With that said, it It looks like some colleges are either getting a handle…