This is a case update. We’ve been seeing a definite trend upward in cases in the past week for the US, California, and San Diego County. It’s not a huge number of new cases, but there is definitely an upward trend.
In the graphs today, I’m showing a logarithmic graph for the US since the beginning of the pandemic, and a linear graph for cases since the start of the Fall peak last October. Logarithmic graphs are useful since they emphasize small numbers and are more useful when numbers become low, but they do make small numbers look deceptively high. So I’m showing both today so you can get a more full picture of the Delta Variant peak that we’re seeing right now. It’s significant, but not huge.
According to endcoronavirus, regions in the West and Midwest of the US are particularly impacted right now, with Arkansas, Louisiana, Nevada and Colorado perhaps being the most hard hit. Remember that in the endcoronavirus map, a red county means that cases are increasing, but total cases may still be low. For the Montanans reading this, new case numbers are still quite low in Montana, except for small rises in a few places, like Billings, Bozeman, and Missoula.
Deaths are not increasing in the US yet, but are increasing in California.
Worldwide, numbers are far below the most recent India Variant peak, but are increasing in some areas scattered across the globe, like Russia, Cuba, Senegal, and Burma. The Delta/India Variant peak is over for many countries including India.
Don’t fear, but be smart,