New cases may have stabilized, at least temporarily. But new hospitalizations and new deaths continue to rise, just as we're about to reopen the industrial-sized petri dishes known as schools across Colorado.
If you see people claiming COVID is less dangerous than human trafficking like in the image above, you're looking at a QAnon conspiracy meme.
New cases and positive tests are up. So are new hospitalizations and, unfortunately, new deaths are now clearly up above the previous lows. Plus a detailed look at positivity percentage and deaths by date of death vs. date of illness onset.
If people had followed public health guidelines we'd be able to reopen schools. But they didn't, and now we can't. The data shows why.
This is a response I wrote to a woman who said "Once you catch them stacking the death rate like that you can't trust anything they say."
COVID-19 cases are up and now hospitalizations are too. At the rate we're going, it's only a matter of weeks until Colorado will have to go into lockdown again.
Here's another response I wrote to an anti-masker comment on one of Colorado Governor Jared Polis' Facebook page.
Observations and analysis from the 7/2/2020 COVID-19 dataset and previous weeks including the rise of new hospitalizations and analysis of temporal relationships between data series. And more.
The rate of new cases in Colorado is increasing again. New hospitalizations are flat and expected to start increasing again. Deaths are presently and thankfully few compared to even a month ago, but will start climbing when hospitalizations increase.