This is a case update from the last week. For the US and California, confirmed case numbers continue to improve. In San Diego, we seem to be having a small bump in cases right now, after a consistent fall since late July. My friend Brit Colanter who works at San Diego County Public Health tells me that there was an outbreak at SDSU in the last few weeks. 444 cases so far and 1 hospitalization.
I just got back from a trip to a hospital lab in Rochester, New York, helping them expand their COVID testing. As much as we can grumble about conditions here in California, they are even more strict in New York. New York has a quarantine program going for residents of some states, including California! I was required to check in with Contact Tracing every day, and stay in my hotel room when I wasn’t at the lab. So I was kind of under house arrest!
I have a new appreciation for Door Dash and other delivery people working out there today. So thanks to all of you who are working hard to bring needed items to those who can’t leave their house! You have important work right now!
Don’t fear, but be smart!
PS. I’ve heard a rumor that many African nations are having official events to pray for the US. Many thanks to my African readers for your prayers. We certainly need them!