Today’s data report is the first since early April that shows fewer than 1,000 “active”cases, defined with the assumption that the average case lasts 14 days.
The chart of hospitalization projections for this post is extended out to the end of July, by which time the model shows essentially none.
If Rhode Island had taken an approach of masks, hygiene, and social distancing, it isn’t absurd to think the toll of the disease could have been reduced, while also limiting the amount of collateral damage to our economy and to our lives.
At this point, Rhode Island’s COVID-19 situation is improving so rapidly that adherence to minimum space between each stage of reopening is coming to seem obstinate.
And… we’re back down to double-digit daily new cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, according to today’s data release.
Nationally, the narrative seems to be leaning toward a post-rally/riot return to fear of COVID-19, but in Rhode Island, the daily update is pretty humdrum.
Trends in Arizona shouldn’t be taken as the warning sign for Rhode Island some insist it is, and RI isn’t in a position to be lecturing AZ, anyway.
An interesting observation from today’s COVID-19 data release from the RI Department of Health is that the number of positive cases was actually revised down.
If recent protests created a new breeding ground for COVID-19, it would have to stop an accelerating improvement of the results.
The most interesting thing about today’s COVID-19 update for Rhode Island was that yesterday was the single biggest day for testing, but with positive tests staying relatively steady.
Not much was newsworthy in today’s COVID-19 report for Rhode Island, so for a little bit of a hook, note a strange national headline.
The first single-digit hospital admissions day since March was just one of the bits of positive news on the COVID-19 front in today’s report.
Well, we’ll see what effect all the springtime rioting has had on Rhode Island’s COVID-19 situation, but for now, the trends are all in a positive direction.
As COVID-19 improvement continues in Rhode Island, we would do well to start looking for natural experiments and improving our understanding of the virus.
COVID-19 results continue to improve in Rhode Island, even the previously stubborn daily deaths… despite what one news team insists on reporting.
COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates are revealing when looked at by age group, especially with respect to government’s approach to the crisis.
Continuing good news and a few milestones on the COVID-19 front in Rhode Island.
As we claw back our liberty little by little in the months ahead, we must adjust for the degree to which our opinions (and those of our neighbors) can be swayed by the Zeitgeist.
Despite some measure of reopening, not to mention indication that willingness to follow rules is wearing thin, the numbers continue to improve for RI’s COVID-19 epidemic.
Wow, this letter to President Trump from six hundred physicians about the catastrophic health consequences of the needlessly prolonged COVID19 lockdown does not mince words.
More than 600 of the nation’s physicians sent a letter to President Trump this week calling the coronavirus shutdowns a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing negative health consequences” to millions of non COVID patients.
“The downstream health effects…are being massively under-estimated and under-reported. This is an order of magnitude error,” according to the letter initiated by Simone Gold, M.D., an emergency medicine specialist in Los Angeles.
Today’s COVID-19 data release brought more positive news, particularly with hospitalizations, and it brought some questions about what the death numbers are actually showing.
As Ed Achorn reminds us, the Constitution is only as strong as the people’s willingness to enforce it, and too many Rhode Islanders apparently believe our founding document can be waived if they’re scared or can claim that lives will be saved.
With the governor saying we should have shut down the state sooner and the unemployment rate having skyrocketed to its highest recorded number, daily COVID-19 numbers continue to improve.
A Rhode Islander who caught COVID-19 in Wyoming experienced a miraculous recovery from the edge of death after doctors used hydroxychloroquine.
Reviewing updated COVID-19 data by age group, especially in light of recent findings about how many people have already had the disease without reporting it, suggests that we can move more quickly to open up and salvage our summer.
COVID-189 hospitalizations in Rhode Island continue to rise, but the reason continues to be fewer discharges, which returns us to the suspicion that the numbers aren’t really providing the information we really need to know.
The one-day increases in reports of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths aren’t what we want to see, but they aren’t yet an indication of a worrisome trend.
Despite a week’s passing since RI entered Phase 1 of reopening, the numbers continue to improve at an accelerating rate, raising questions about the governor’s decision to slow down.
A brief pause in the rapid decrease of COVID-19 hospitalizations in RI may be clearing out.