Saturday, November 07, 2020

President-Elect Joe Biden & Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris Give Historic Acceptance Speeches | Environmental & Social Justice Groups Lay Out Agendas | CoViD-19 Updates

First things first: deep breath. Today numerous outlets called the election for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, which sent the country and the world into a frenzy, and Biden and Harris made powerful speeches to accept the nominations. The current administration is acting exactly as expected and refusing to concede while also insisting that they will "begin prosecuting" their lawsuits on Monday. As I warned Nova earlier this week, no matter what happened with the election, the next 3 months could prove to be the most excruciating of this presidency and of the pandemic.
Still it was an exciting day. I had been up all night and when I did finally fall asleep, it was to people honking and noisemaking throughout my neighborhood. I snoozed in and out of the afternoon (lady cramps can be debilitating even during happy times) and I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm, but we're still in the middle of a pandemic. I'm not 100% sure, but looking back at old charts, today's total of 540 new cases, even with a previous testdump, is our highest number since August 7th, our hospitalizations are over the county's trigger, and businesses might want to prepare for next week's possible closures. I tried to fiddle with the numbers again but I still think I'm not doing the right math, but if I am, we're definitely sliding back, even with the adjustment factor. Maybe going out in large, chanting groups isn't exactly the way to fight the pandemic even though we're all ecstatic. Lots of news and reading today, though I'm sure you've already drank in your fill of information and punditry today. 

  • Election/Political News:
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • 5,863 New Cases/956,957 Total Cases (0.6% increase)
    • 73 New Deaths/17,939 Total Deaths (0.4% increase)
    • 3.3% 14-day test positivity rate
  • San Diego County Stats
    • State Data:
      • 484 New Cases/59,143 Total Cases
      • 3 Deaths/907 Total Deaths
      • 8.7 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 10/24, Assessed on 11/4. Unadjusted Case Rate Using Linear Adjustment)
      • 3.2% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 10/24, Assessed on 11/4)
      • 5.3% Health Equity Positivity (Based on week ending 10/10, Assessed on 10/27)
    • County Data:
      • San Diego County COVID Update - County News Center
      • 540 New Cases/59,656 Total Cases 
      • 1 New Daily Deaths/908 Total Deaths
      • 4% Daily Test Positivity/3.6% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/3.2% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 7.4 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 10/24, Assessed on 11/4. County is reporting unadjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons. 
      • Case Investigation is 96%
      • 6 New/33 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
      • Increasing Hospitalizations: 17.6% (This is above the trigger. "Hospitalizations" have changed definition: before, anyone hospitalized for COVID-19 more than 2 weeks was no longer counted as hospitalizations. Now they do, so the niumbers are not a complete picture on new hospitalizations necessarily, but counting all accurately.) 
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