April 7, 2020

UPDATE: The Report for April 8 will INCLUDE the City of San Diego, and the city will be included in every report after that.

  1. There was a somewhat larger increase in deaths in SD County – 17. But, as the county has made clear, there is typically a lag time between the actual time of death and when it is reported. The mortality rates for CA, SD County, and the US are all very close to each other – slightly over 2%. The death rate for world cases is running just under 5%. This may be affected by inadequate testing in many countries.
  2. The doubling rate for Encinitas and Carlsbad is over 15 days. For the county, it’s running around 12 days. This is a much better situation than for the US as a whole, where the rate is just over a week.
  3. As predicted, deaths in the US were high for one day – more than 3,000. Almost 13,000 people in the US have died so far.
  4. Testing in CA continues to improve. Today it was a 332 per 100,000 people – a better than 400% increase in the last 5 days. The US rate is double that – 622 – largely driven by New York at almost 1,800 cases per 100,000 people.

About these reports. I post these every day for my community where I live – Encinitas and Carlsbad. To make the report readable and my time manageable, I limit the number of localities I present on the report. The city of San Diego is not on the report – I know that. It’s not because I think Encinitas and Carlsbad are “where it’s at”; it’s because I live there.

I started posting these on Reddit because they do have information about the county, state, and nation that I thought people might like to see. If there is someone who would like to post a similar daily report that centers on the city of San Diego, that would be great. If you want to use my spreadsheet as a starting point, I’m happy to share it. Just DM me.

If you don’t want to see these on Reddit, just downvote. If I find there’s a negative score overall, I’ll stop posting; it’s that simple. I’m not here to antagonize anyone.

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