July 15, 2020
Recently Oprah Winfrey posted the following statement on Instagram:
I completely agree with this statement. I believe that some of us have become desensitized to the fact that people continue to die daily from Covid-19. Most states across the United States continue to report a daily increase in Covid-19 cases, and deaths. We continue to fight a losing battle against Covid-19!
All states have daily reports of their numbers in infections and deaths. It is worthy to note that those numbers may not include the probable cases. Probable cases refer to those that do not test positive in a diagnostic test but might have tested positive in a different form of test like an antibody or serologic test. Probable cases also could refer to cases that were never tested but exhibited the factors consistent with a COVID-19 infection, like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases.
Another fact that has emerged during this pandemic is the difficulty in getting a test. There are long lines that last hours at most testing centers across most states. The lucky people with medical insurance are able to get tested if they meet certain guidelines.
The most important fact about Covid-19 is that it does not discriminate. It does not matter how old you are, how rich or poor, wether you have insurance or not, or what is the the color of your skin. Anyone can be infected, and die from Covid-19.
The following are the latest Covid-19 reports in some of the states across the United States:
Utah reported seven additional COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, and 413 new cases, below the seven-day rolling average of 589, the second consecutive day below that average.
Coronavirus in Arizona on July 15: More than 3,200 new cases, 97 new deaths reported Wednesday
There have been 131,354 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,434 deaths reported in Arizona as of Wednesday morning.
CORONAVIRUS IN GEORGIA | LATEST NUMBERS FOR JULY 15
- As of 3 p.m., there have been 3,091 deaths in Georgia, an increase of 37 since the previous day. Over the last 14 days (7/2-7/15), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 18.86 deaths each day. Over the previous 14-day period (6/18-7/1), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 18.
- There have been 127,834 cases confirmed in Georgia, an increase of 3,871 since the previous day. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 3,114.07 new cases a day. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 1,729.
- There have been 14,102 total patients hospitalized in Georgia during the pandemic, an increase of 417 since the previous day according to the Department of Public Health’s cumulative total. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in new patients was 201.93 new patients a day. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 123.71.
COVID-19 update – July 15: Illinois adds over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, state announces resurgence prevention plan.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced1,850 new confirmed casesand five new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19,no additional confirmed deaths and five new probable deaths. There are currently1,560 hospital beds occupied by patientswho have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19, and206 of those patients are currently on ventilators.
I encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines. Remember that all the safety measures are meant to keep us all safe. Please do not forget to wear a mask, and wash your hands. I encourage you to keep up with the latest reports about Covid-19 in your area.
Please take a minute to share in the comments how your life has been directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for sharing!