COVID-19: March 17, 2020

COVID-19: March 17, 2020

Personal impact:

  • Trying to take in all the news is like putting your face into an open firehose. And yesterday, I tried.

  • Slept very fitfully last night. Woke up exhausted. Feeling very down today.

  • Looked at news and twitter less today.

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Local impact:

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Source Old Count New Count Increase of Time
CDC 3,487 4,226 739 4:00 pm update
J.H.Univ. 4,442 5,894 1,452 5:13 pm update
NYT 4,115 5,303 1,188 3:20 pm update


Where? Old Count New Count Increase of Deaths Time
Statewide 136 196 60 4 5:30 pm update
Orleans 94 136 42 4
Jefferson 21 35 14
St. Bernard 2 2
Lafourche 2 2
Terrebonne 2 3 1

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  • According to a study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers said the virus that causes COVID-19 remains infectious in the air for up to three hours,
    on copper for up to four hours,
    on cardboard for up to 24 hours,
    and on plastic and stainless steel for up to three days.

  • Coronavirus Growth in Western Countries: March 16 Update

Almost everyone is still on the Italian growth path. The big exception is Spain, which is in terrible shape, and the UK and Sweden, which continue to be a little under the Italian trendline. The United States remains almost perfectly on the Italian trendline, and there’s really no reason to think we can get off it before the next two or three weeks at the earliest.

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A Chart Q&A: Where is the Coronavirus Pandemic Headed?

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  • People are saying we’re nine days behind Italy, so… the USA will pass 30,000 cases on Thursday, March 26.

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