Public Health

COVID-19 update: We are not at the flat of the curve

For those interested in a global view, the World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Reports are required daily reading. Key notes from the March 19, 2020 situation report:

Seven new countries/territories/areas (African Region [3], Eastern Mediterranean Region [1], European Region [1], and Region of the Americas [2]) have reported cases of COVID-19. • The number of confirmed cases worldwide has exceeded 200 000.

It took over three months to reach the first 100 00 confirmed cases, and only 12 days to reach the next 100 000 [my emphasis].

Some nice visualizations statistics are here.

About half of states in the US have confirmed cases of community transmissions. Likely the other states do as well, but that has not yet been confirmed. Some nice visualizaitons are here. An example:

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University:

The Los Angeles mayor and California governor both have issued a “Stay at home” order.

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