Showing posts from October 29, 2020

October 29: The slow increase in NOVA continues. We have set a record for 7 day average cases

  Daily Status, October 29 Reminder:  Any sections that are unchanged since yesterday are grayed out.     I try to update every day between 11:00 and 12:00; however, because my updates are based on when the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) updates, it takes some time to analyze and collate the data. In addition, because I have my own health issues, there will be days when the update is late or is not published at all.     The one thing to remember is that 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. 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 your nostrils, you are not wearing it right.