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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:23 AM

Coronavirus live updates: US death toll rising, 18.7% higher than last week

Source: ABC News

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The deadly impact of the novel coronavirus continues to show no signs of slowing down in the U.S. In the past week, the national death toll grew 18.7%, according to an internal Federal Emergency Management Agency Memo obtained by ABC News. The U.S. COVID-19 death toll, as of Friday morning, now stands at 144,305.

The U.S. reported 1,039 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

A large portion of the new deaths are in the South, where the number of cases and hospitalizations have been on the rise for weeks. The staggering number of cases also means hospital beds are in short supply for several states and cities.

In Alabama, the state is seeing many health care facilities reach capacity as staffing shortages are increasing strains on the system, according to the FEMA memo. COVID-19 patients in Arizona are being transferred to New Mexico because of a lack of beds.



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Georgia cases and deaths are skyrocketing while Governor Brian Kemp continues to fight against mandatory mask directives.

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Reply Coronavirus live updates: US death toll rising, 18.7% higher than last week (Original post)
groundloop Jul 24 OP
progree Jul 24 #1
groundloop Jul 24 #2
progree Jul 24 #13
Wuddles440 Jul 24 #17
progree Jul 24 #18
soothsayer Jul 24 #4
GreenPartyVoter Jul 24 #5
NickB79 Jul 24 #9
GreenPartyVoter Jul 24 #10
NickB79 Jul 24 #12
chowder66 Jul 24 #3
Yeehah Jul 24 #6
qwlauren35 Jul 24 #7
keithbvadu2 Jul 24 #8
dhill926 Jul 24 #15
NickB79 Jul 24 #11
ananda Jul 24 #14
Roc2020 Jul 24 #16


Response to progree (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:29 AM

2. I mentioned that to my trumper daughter in law who of course claims it's simply due to more testing

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:41 AM

13. I know. If we quit testing, the problem would go away. All those people gasping for air?

We could just call it a bad flu season.

Rising hospitalization and ICU rates? Rising deaths?

Same answer. Or maybe Jesus is mad at us.

Rising test positivity rates?

Ooops, forgot, we're not testing so no problem.

Or we're deliberately testing the wrong people to make the results look worse than they are. No wonder Jesus is mad at us.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 01:46 PM

17. Yes!

Her explanation makes perfect sense and offers tremendous promise to solving many of the major healthcare issues in this country. If we perform less testing for diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, STDs, and other such problems, then they will all entirely or nearly disappear - just like the virus! It's a brilliant approach....at least for all the members of the flat earth movement.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:28 PM

18. Just today: The Rise in Testing Is Not Driving the Rise in U.S. Virus Cases, New York Times

The Rise in Testing Is Not Driving the Rise in U.S. Virus Cases, New York Times, 7/24/20
https://news.yahoo.com/rise-testing-not-driving-rise-121309899.html

... An analysis by The New York Times, ... shows the rise in cases far outpaces the growth in testing.

The average number of tests conducted nationwide has grown by 80% since early June, to 780,000 per day. Daily case counts have grown by 215% in the same period.

... These numbers come from an analysis of data from the COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer organization that records the number of tests conducted and cases reported in every state.

... The positive test rate is now over 8% nationally, up from a low of less than 5% in June. That growth is a startling indicator that suggests the outbreak is worsening in a way testing alone cannot explain.


I forget now if this proves that Jesus is mad at us. Or not.

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Response to progree (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:34 AM

4. Yeah, that acceleration is alarming.

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Response to progree (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:33 AM

5. Where will we be 2 weeks from now?

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:04 AM

9. 5.2 million

If the growth rate holds. I figure we'll break the 5 million mark in 10 days.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:05 AM

10. Good lord!!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:08 AM

12. Yeah, I know

It took 99 days to get to the first million.
45 days to get the second.
28 days to get the third.
15 days to get the fourth.

You can see the slope in your head.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:30 AM

3. Also known as.....American's dumbfuckery rising 18.7% higher than last week.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:42 AM

6. Personally....

I'm tired of winning.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:57 AM

7. If this keeps up

Fauci's estimate of 175,000 by August 15th will be correct.

It's just sad.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:59 AM

8. Moving chart of cases

Moving chart of cases


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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:28 AM

15. jesus christ....

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:05 AM

11. It's just because of all the extra testing!

Everyone knows testing just leads to more hospitalizations and deaths.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:42 AM

14. That holiday bounce is here!

And it aint goin away either!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:41 PM

16. Hunker down

this virus smells blood and is going in for maximum shock and awe. Will America even make it through the summer much less election day? not so sure.

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