Color code makes absolutely no sense:
- the color code allows Bismarck/Mandan and Fargo to hide in the shadows of Dickey (no deaths); LaMoure (no deaths); Pembina (no deaths); and two additional counties with but one death: Walsh; Mercer.
- total deaths in North Dakota associated with Covid-19: 345
- Bismarck-Mandan (Burleigh/Morton counties): 106
- Fargo (Cass County): 78
- Dickinson (Stark County): 25
- Minot (Ward County): 20
- Grand Forks: 14
- Bakken (WMS/MNT/MCK/DUN counties): 21
Deaths per million population:
- North Dakota: once near the bottom of the list (good) has now moved to #24 (bad), worse than New Mexico, Ohio, California, and Minnesota; three new deaths reported in last 24 hours;
- South Dakota: still about where it has always been (but slightly worse), at #35. The difference between North Dakota (445) and South Dakota (323) is not trivial: no new deaths reported in last 24 hours;
- Wisconsin: surge in cases, but not deaths; #42 for deaths per million (good), at 252; with seven new deaths in last 24 hours, this could change;
- I don't know: does North Dakota have four to six major centers of population vs only two in South Dakota? Was Lutheran Services more active/successful in North Dakota relocating refugees from the Mideast compared to their activities in South Dakota? University differences between North Dakota and South Dakota? Are masks the problem?
WHO: lock downs not the answer.
Iran: number of cases surge; shatters single-day record; economy hit; country stats here;
Top ten, deaths per one million, throw out San Marino, Andorra. The Mideast is way over-represented by number of cases per million, but not so with regard to total deaths per million. With the latter, the Americas are way over-represented:
- Peru: 1,006
- Belgium: 877
- Bolivia: 708
- Brazil: 707
- Spain: 704
- Chile: 695
- Ecuador: 688
- USA: 663
- Mexico: 647
- UK: 630
Italy? Ranked #13, 598 deaths per million.
Vatican: reported this morning -- four Swiss guards test positive.
North Texas: indications that Dallas / Ft Worth are experiencing a new surge in cases;
- number of cases surging in Europe
- number of cases rising in US, but deaths trending toward 50% of pandemic high
- increasing number of young, healthy folks deliberately exposing themselves to Covid-19