Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Updates Regarding Covid-19 Testing, Hospitalizations, and Deaths.

By Timothy Gamble

According to the latest updates cy the CDC,  5,593,495 Americans have been tested for the Covid-19 virus so far, with more than 100,000 additional tests being performed every day. In New York, the largest epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, over 825,000 people have been tested for Covid-19.  In California, over 550,000 people have been tested. Florida ranks third in testing, with over 350,000 people tested for Covid-19.

These tests have confirmed 988,469 cases of Covid-19 across the United States. A significant majority of those tested do not test positive for the  coronavirus. Among those who do test positive, 128,673 people required hospitalization. 

Nationally, there have been 56,253 deaths from Covid-29, according to the CDC. Deaths from Covid-19 peaked at 10,610 for the week ending 4-11-2020. The most recent week, ending 4-25-2020, saw only 461 deaths.

Information on Covid-19 death rates in the United States are very preliminary at this point, but experts put the probable death rate from Covid-19 at between 0.3% and 0.9%. By comparison, the death rate from seasonal flu is typically around 0.1%. However the death rate from SARS is 9.6%, and the death rate from MERS is 34.4%.



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  1. Hi Tim, thank you for your sites! With today's post on COVID-19 I respectfully disagree with your numbers of virus death rate. Please consider Mike Adams and his website (math and science seem well thought out). He recently showed how overall deaths for March and April 2020 are more than double than the prior time-frames in 2015-19. Something is killing more Americans at a heightened rate! Thanks, Dave from Texas.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Dave. I hope folks will check out Mike Adam's website: www.healthranger.com

    As I said, any numbers are very preliminary at this point - definately subject to change as more becomes known about this pandemic. What I hope folks get from the numbers in my article is that this is more deadly than the flu (at least 3X to 9X more deadly, but likely no where nearly as deadly as SARS or MERS.


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