Orange County's 14-day Average Daily Cases Surpassed 1,300.
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
The U.S Latest Trends
As of Dec 8, the U.S reached 15.2 million cases, a 2 million increase since our last report. Last week's number shows a decline in daily cases, which is encouraging, but the daily cases have jumped sharply since then. The 7-day average went from 162,066 cases/day to 207,066 cases/day (27.8% increase) within one week. The U.S is experiencing a wave within the largest wave since the start of the pandemic. With the current vaccine distribution timeline, the initial phase of vaccination might only minimize the impact of a small population rather than preventing the spread of the outbreak.
In the last week's report, we noticed the cooling down of some hot spots, which is consistent with the declining number of daily cases reported at that time. This week, we witness an overall increase in case rates across the United States.
California Latest Trends
Source: https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/ . Additional markings were performed. Note: The above figures show the number of new cases by day in the State of California. The light blue boxes are the actual count, whereas each data point on the lines represents the 7-day average of new cases.
As reported in the California COVID-19 Database, the rate at which the daily cases are increasing has almost doubled since last week, increased from 12,221 cases/ day to 23,040 cases/day (88% increase). The current number of daily cases is 1.9 times higher than the highest daily case number reported in July (12,040 cases/ day), and this is not even the peak of the wave yet -- we're merely at the onset of this wave. Followed the continuously increasing daily cases is an upward trend in the death toll. As of Dec 7, California reported 112 new deaths.
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Orange County Latest Trends
Source: https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-coronavirus-cases-tracking-outbreak/orange-county/ (Last Updated Dec. 9)
Source: https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/. Additional markings were performed.
Note: The above figures show the number of new cases by day in the State of California. The light blue boxes are the actual count, whereas each data point on the lines represents the 7-day average of new cases.
Two weeks ago, the county 14-day rolling average of daily cases was 562.8 (cases/day). As of Dec 8, the average has reached 1387.9 (cases/day). The cumulative number of cases went from 78,553 to 90,513 within one week, with 11960 new cases reported. The county reported 56 new deaths over the week, twice the number reported last week. The number of hospitalized patients went up from 664 to 1054, with 30 new patients reported yesterday. The number of hospitalized patients has surpassed the highest numbers reported in the first wave in July. Since the last report, the number of available ICU beds went down from 149 to 111.
Evolving Hot Spots
Note: The table shows the top 11 cities with highest case rates. Cities that have moved up the list are labeled with *.
Consistent with the increase in the cumulative county number of cases, the numbers of total cases and case rates increase across all cities; however, the magnitude of these changes are not the same across different cities resulting in a reordering of the top 11 hot spots.
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