Showing posts from October 7, 2020

Daily Status, October 7: Good numbers...though some hints of White House impacts

  Daily Status, October 7 Reminder:  any sections that are unchanged since yesterday are grayed out.   Because Public policy should be based on science and data, I endorse Joe Biden for President. Situational Awareness The COVID-19 data reported by the Virginia Department of health on October 7, 2020 (based on data collected on October 6 th  by 5 PM) shows that the commonwealth added 509 COVID-19 cases, which is one and 1/2 standard deviations below the 3-week average of 826 cases per day.   Over the last seven days, Virginia reported 5420 cases, or 774 cases per day on which works out to 9.2 cases/100K people. This is down from 12 cases/100K several weeks ago, but above the 9 cases per 100K from 1 week ago.  This suggests the decrease we are seeing for the last few weeks has has slowed.   The trends over the last three weeks, though, do still show a  decrease, with the case load decreasing at 1.5%/per day, 10.5% per week. Only 39 of the new cases were associated with colleges, mostly