Updated: Jun 27, 2020
Facts Not Opinions has been following Covid-19 since the beginning and like everyone else were hopeful that we had made it through the worst part. The cases in the last 2 weeks have started to trend in the wrong direction. Many people were stating this was the second wave.
“When you have 20,000-plus infections per day, how can you talk about a second wave?” said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health. “We’re in the first wave. Let’s get out of the first wave before you have a second wave.”
Covid-19 Recent Trends
Cases are increasing in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Utah, Nevada, Arkansas, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Washington, West Virginia and Texas.
Cases are decreasing in Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska,, Rhode Island, Washington D.C. New Hampshire, North Dakota, Maine,Illinois and Vermont.
Cases are steady in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Conneticut, Iowa, Kentucky, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Dakota and Guam.
The below map shows current where cases are rising and falling in the U.S.
Coronavirus Hospitalization Trends
Below are two charts that show hospitalization percentage, the first shows overall percentage and the second shows the percentage of Covid-19 patients.
Surge Capacity is an important term during the pandemic and one of the primary drivers of previous shelter in place orders. "Surge capacity is one of the most important components of hospital preparedness for responding to emergencies and disasters. The ability to provide health and medical care during a sudden increase in the number of patients or victims of disasters is a main concern of hospitals." This amount is usually not sustainable, but above the normal capacity.
Case growth is outstripping test growth in all of these states. And Florida has conducted fewer tests this week than last.
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