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US & PA Coronavirus Update: 7.10.20

US COVID-19 Update 7.10.20

(Reported by each state on 7.9.20)

The US reported 63,264 new cases on July 9th – a new daily record – with concerning surges being seen across the South.   Texas (11,612) , California (9,924), and Florida(8,935) account for almost half of the country’s new cases.

US Daily Summary

Although a small portion of this increase may be attributed to July 4th festivities, we likely won’t see infections from July 4th for another few days.  The cases reported on July 9th are likely from infections that were transmitted between June 25 – July 2.  

For more information, check out my interactive heatmaps and graphs for the US by clicking on one of the links (menu on mobile) below: 

PA Update 7.10.20

UPDATE 7pm The PA Department of Health reported 875 new cases today on their website and on the PA COVID-19 Dashboard.  However, the agency publicly announced 1,009 new cases were reported today.   I’m not sure where the discrepancy lies, but I’m going to keep the data as officially reported (for now anyway).  I apologize for any confusion.  

The PA Department of Health reported 875 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the state total to 93,876.   Many of these new cases came from western and central PA, which reopened before the Philly suburbs.  Allegheny county, which went green five weeks ago today on June 5, reported 141 – the most in the state. 

After several weeks of steadily decreasing, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations appear to slowly be trending upward, with 656 current patients at the time of this posting.  Although we obviously don’t want anyone to be hospitalized with this, a slow rise is encouraging.  The main reason we stayed home was to flatten the curve and prevent our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.   

To monitor the rate of change in hospitals and ultimately help keep an eye on how quickly they are filling, I’ve created a new chart showing the daily change in the total number of hospital patients.  Please note that this is not the same thing as new hospitalizations, which is the number of new patients admitted each day.  PA has not released data on new hospitalizations, discharges, or hospital deaths. 

Click here to see more PA coronavirus data – including breakdowns of testing and hospitalizations by county –  through interactive charts and maps.  

Please note these visuals reflect data as reported by the PA Department of Health, which may differ slightly from than the data reported by JHU in the MLM US COVID-19 Tracker. 

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As always, stay well~

Bridgid

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