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Year-Over-Year Comparison Chart, August 11

By August 17, 2022Commentary

2022 continues to look like its own thing, which almost certainly is an artefact of home testing and incidental hospitalization testing.  There is a lot of CV-19 out there.  So what is the appropriate reaction.

Dave’s notes:

  • Fig. 1: New Daily Covid Cases: New daily cases have been rising very slightly since early July, and now perhaps are levelling off again.
  • Fig. 2: Estimated Active Covid Cases: We are simply showing the number of people who test positive in a 10 day period as an estimate for how many people may be actively infected at any one time, since the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) stopped reporting the number of people No Longer Needing Isolation.
  • Fig. 3: Covid ICU Admissions: Average daily Covid ICU admissions have been in a band between 5 and 10 admissions per day since early May.
  • Fig. 4: Covid Non-ICU Admissions: Average daily Covid Non-ICU admissions have been remarkably consistent, having been in a band between 50 and 70 admissions per day since early May.
  • Fig. 5: Covid ICU Beds in Use: Covid ICU beds in use have also been remarkably consistent, between 30 and 50 beds in use since early May.
  • Fig. 6: Covid Non-ICU Beds in Use: Non-ICU Covid hospital beds in use have increased slightly in the past several weeks, reaching a high of 428 beds in use, the highest since the tail end of the Omicron wave last winter.
  • Fig. 7: Covid Deaths: Deaths attributed to Covid have decreased slightly in the past week, but reporting lags make it difficult to know if the recent decline will end up being revised higher.
  • All data is taken from the Minnesota Department of Health Situation Update for COVID-19 web page .
  • All data is shown as 7 day running averages.

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  • JT says:

    It would be interesting to see 2022 overlaid with the ‘historical’ flue season hospitalizations and deaths if that data is available.

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