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Year-Over-Year Charts, March 30

By April 4, 2022Commentary

You can really see how low all events have sunk, with no sign of a spring bump yet.  Partly reflects the fact that people are simply not going to get tested if they don’t feel sick, which is the way this should have been handled from the start.  Dave’s notes:

  1. Fig. 1: Average tests per day are now declining at a decreasing rate, perhaps approaching a leveling off, now averaging 15,781 tests per day.
  2. Fig. 2: New daily cases per day now appear to have leveled off at a rate of 373 cases per day. Last year at this time Minnesota was just starting to rise into the small Spring wave of cases.
  3. Fig. 3: Active cases now also appear to have leveled off, currently at 3,621 cases.
  4. Fig. 4: Covid ICU admissions per day have bounced off the low of 3 admissions per day, and are now at 5 admissions per day.
  5. Fig. 5: Covid Non-ICU admissions are level, or nearly so at 21 admissions per day.
  6. Fig. 6: ICU Covid hospital beds in use continue to decline slowly, now at 35 ICU beds in use.
  7. Fig. 7: Non-ICU Covid hospital beds in use continue to fall, but still lag the drop in cases and admissions. The current average is 226 beds in use.
  8. Fig. 8: Deaths attributed to Covid continue to drift generally lower to an average of 5.6 deaths per day. Reporting of deaths can still be somewhat variable, so the averages shown on this chart may rise slightly as reporting becomes more complete.
  9. For this version of the yearly comparison charts the date axis is formatted to display from July 1 to June 30, for 20220-2021 and 2021-2022. Data prior to July 1, 2020 is not shown.
  10. For all charts the last 7 days of data is excluded to avoid charting incomplete data. For the deaths chart data from the last 14 days is excluded. Note however that reporting by MDH has been lagging more than usual since January, and they are still adding cases from before Feb. 1. Even though the volume of cases has fallen with the end of the Omicron surge, MDH’s reporting has not returned to the lengths of time seen before Omicron.
  11. All data is taken from the Minnesota Department of Health Situation Update for OCVID-19 web page and from the Response and Preparation web page
  12. All data is shown as 7 day running averages.

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  • JT says:

    Looks like good evidence that Omicron was more contagious but less aggressive / lethal. It would be great to see the masses thumb their collective noses and the bullshit testing protocols once and for all.

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