US Covid-19 Death Rate Rises Dramatically
Yesterday (July 7), there were 902 recorded deaths from covid-19 in the United States--the first time since June 8 that there were more than 900 deaths in a single day. Source
On July 6, there were only 244 deaths recorded, and for the couple of weeks leading up to that, in general we were looking at 200-400 deaths per day.
Edit, per request from BoBM:
These are daily totals in the United States, per day. The first column of data is total number of positive diagnosed cases, the second column is deaths due to covid-19.
120,610 deaths as of July 7. 119,708 as of July 6. An increase of 902.
Yesterday, also, Florida recorded almost 10,000 new covid-19 cases for the first time ever, and California recorded over 9,000 new cases for the first time ever in a single day. Yes, increased testing is undoubtedly a part of that. However, testing has been at very high levels for at least the past couple of weeks, and positive cases have been increasing every single day.
Florida Cases (but it's 11 short of 10,000 new cases yesterday)
Hospitals in southern California are now at max capacity for covid-19 cases, and they are now shipping patients up to San Francisco to handle the overflow. Florida hospitals are maxed out. I heard from a friend two days ago that Milwaukee hospitals are now maxed out again, whereas about 2 weeks ago the covid-19 areas were relatively empty.
Stay safe everyone. Protect yourself! This is not yet going away . . .