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aFicIoNadoS

Posted 6:58 pm, 09/20/2020

Oh crap, this is not good. This will be like the airline wars of 96 all over again when some of those stewardesses on Continental figured out I passed them the clap after I got stuck in the same hotel as some US Airways crews during a blizzard. ValueJet was the only airline I could fly on for 6 months.

wonderingthrough

Posted 4:28 pm, 09/20/2020

LOL Fins,


Are you the one who spread it from the Kappa Deltas to the Chi Omegas?

aFicIoNadoS

Posted 1:58 pm, 09/20/2020

Oh crap... I didn't know that about the Kappas. Wondering, do you know where I can get tested on a Sunday?

wonderingthrough

Posted 12:12 pm, 09/20/2020

Tabs,


Yes, Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga saw drops in active case counts this morning of 2, 1 and 4 respectively. Watauga did see and increase of 14 to 833 total cases and an increase of 38 in the number of people quarantined.

The Watauga increases may be related to the cluster of infections in ASU's Thunder Hill Residence Hall reported on September 17 and the outbreak in the Kappa Delta sorority reported on September 18. As of September 20, according to the Watauga Democrat, there were 97 people associated with ASU (96 students, 1 instructor) currently confirmed infected and of the 833 total Watauga COVID-19 cases, 447 are connected with ASU,

Tabs

Posted 11:31 am, 09/20/2020

Glad to see our numbers in Ashe are trending in the right direction......I hope it continues. I saw we were down to 5 active cases this morning.

wonderingthrough

Posted 1:00 pm, 09/19/2020

COVID-19 Summary Week Ending 9/19/2020


Nationally, there were 284,356 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 6,877 COVID-19 related deaths added for the week ending 9/19/2020. This is an increase of about 30.5% (86,861) from the 197,504 cases added for the week ending 9/12/2020. The number of COVID-19 related deaths were up even more sharply. The number of deaths rose 35.2% (2,422) in week to week comparison. The mortality rate does show some improvement though as it did drop 0.04% (2.94%) from 9/12/2020 (2.98%).


In North Carolina, the number of confirmed cases did surpass 190,000 (190,973) to end the week with an increase of 8,687 cases. This was up 7.53% (654) from the week ending 9/12/2020. The number of deaths was flat though with NC recording 184 COVID-19 related deaths for both the week ending 9/19/2020 and the week ending 9/12/2020. The mortality rate for NC did creep up 0.02% over the past seven days from 1.66% on 9/12/2020 to 1.68% on 9/19/2020. The number of active cases in NC is down 9.3% (2,102) on 9/19/2020 when compared to 9/12/2020.


Locally, Watauga County continues to see increased COVID-19 activity due primarily to the return to campus of ASU students and a nursing facility outbreak. Watauga's total case count increased by 52 during the past seven days and as of 9/19/2020 has 137 active cases, 5 deaths, 819 total cases and 234 in quarantine. Wilkes County also saw 52 cases added over the past week and as of 9/19/2020 has 47 active cases, 33 deaths and 1,143 total cases. Ashe County added 10 cases over the past week and as of 9/19/2020 has 7 active cases, 2 deaths, 248 total cases and 27 quarantined. Alleghany added 3 cases over the past week and as of 9/19/2020 has 4 active cases, no deaths, 215 total cases and 15 quarantined.

wonderingthrough

Posted 12:07 pm, 09/12/2020

COVID-19 Summary Week Ending 9/12/2020


Nationally, the COVID-19 new case count was down markedly this week. Over the past seven-day period, according to JHU, the US added 197,504 new COVID-19 cases compared to 239.248 cases the previous seven-day period. The number of COVID-19 related deaths were also lower in a week to week comparison with 4,455 deaths being reported for the week ending 9/12/2020 and 4,991 for the week ending 9/5/2020. This led to a slight drop in the US mortality rate from 3.00% to 2.99%.


In North Carolina, the drop in the COVID-19 new case count was even more dramatic when comparing the last two weeks. For the seven-day period ending 9/12/2020, there were 6,471 new cases reported which is a decrease of 29% when compared to the 9,177 new cases reported for the week ending 9/5/2020. NC COVID-19 related deaths also decreased 14% from 156 for the week ending 9/5/2020 to 134 for the week ending 9/12/2020. Although the number of deaths did drop, the reduced number of new cases did lead to an increase in the NC mortality rate by 0.02% to 1.66% for the week. The number of NC active cases decreased by 4,431 from 27,042 reported on 9/6/2020 to 22.611 reported on 9/12/2020.


Locally, Watauga and Wilkes continue to vie for the most active cases with Ashe a solid third and Alleghany bringing up the rear. Watauga did record their first three COVID-19 related deaths (Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center) and the number of Coronavirus linked deaths in Wilkes increased to 29. Driven largely by Appalachian State students, Watauga added 67 cases between 9/6/2020 and 9/12/2020. According to the Watauga Democrat, there is a cluster of cases around the wrestling team currently. Over the same period, Wilkes added 25 cases, Ashe added 10 and Alleghany added 4.


Ashe currently shows 15 active cases and 34 quarantined.


Alleghany added 3 cases this morning to make a total of 6 active cases with an additional 6 persons in quarantine.


Watauga added 5 cases to bring their active case count to 78 but the number in quarantine did drop by 2 to 118.


Wilkes is showing 74 active cases as of this morning.

wonderingthrough

Posted 3:53 pm, 09/07/2020

Current US COVID-19 Case Count

6,277,847 (+29,403) total cases | 188,941 (+368) deaths | 280,225 (-4,984) cases added last 7 days (40,032.14 cases per day) | 5,339 (+163) deaths last 7 days (762.71 deaths per day) | 3.01% (-0.01%) mortality rate | 1.899% (+0.008%) of US population confirmed infected


Current NC COVID-19 Case Count

176,901 (+1,086) total cases | 28,127 (+1085) active cases | 2890 (+1) deaths | 10,774 (+55) cases added in NC last 7 days (1,539.14 cases per day) | 188 (-9) deaths last 7 days (26.86 deaths per day) | 1.63% (-0.01%) mortality rate | 1.675% (+0.001%) of NC population confirmed infected


Current Local COVID-19 Cases Count

Ashe 22 (+1) active cases | 230 (+2) total cases | 2 deaths (-) | 62 (-4) quarantined

Alleghany 3 (+1) active cases | 209 (+1) total cases | 0 (-) deaths | 2 (-) quarantined

Watauga 88 (+4) active cases | 605 (+12) total cases | 0 (-) deaths | 123 (-4) quarantined

Wilkes 104 (-) active cases | 1,066 (-) total cases | 26 (-) deaths


Trends

Both the US and NC new case counts were below average today. The 29,403 new cases added this morning was the fewest since 7/1/2020 when 7,641 new cases were added. Whether this is an aberration due to the Labor Day holiday or a slowdown in the spread will become apparent over the next few days. NC reported a single COVID-19 related death this morning. The last time there was only 1 COVID-19 death in 24 hours was way back on 3/31/2020.


Locally, Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga added active cases to their counts today. As mentioned yesterday, Watauga continues to be the most active within the Appalachian Health Region. According to the Watauga, the ASU COVID-19 count now shows 60 active cases among the student population.


Wilkes has not updated their numbers since 9/4/2020.

wonderingthrough

Posted 12:31 pm, 09/06/2020

Current US COVID-19 Case Count:

6,248,444 (+45,961) total cases | 188,573 (+796) deaths | 285,209 cases added last 7 days (40,744.14 cases per day) | 5,502 deaths last 7 days (786.43 deaths per day) | 3.02% (-0.01%) mortality rate | 1.891% (+0.014%) of US population confirmed infected


Current NC COVID-19 Case Count:

175,815 (+1,562) total cases |27,042 (+1,512) active cases | 2889 (+30) deaths | 10,739 cases added last 7 days (1,534.14 cases per day) | 197 deaths last 7 days (26.14 deaths per day | 1.64% (+0.01%) mortality rate | 1.674% (+0.014%) of NC population confirmed infected


Current Local COVID-19 Case Count:

Ashe 21 (-3) active cases | 228 (+6) total cases | 2 (-) deaths |66 (-8) quarantined

Alleghany 2 (-2) active cases | 208 (+2) total cases | 0 (-) death(s) | 2 (-3) quarantined

Watauga 84 (+2) active cases | 593 (+5) total cases | 0 (-) death(s) | 127 (-6) quarantined

Wilkes 104 (-) active cases | 1,066 (-) total cases | 26 (-) deaths


Trends:

The US mortality rate decreased by 0.01% to 3.02%. At the current infection and mortality rates, the US total number of cases should be around 7.3 million with around 200,000 deaths by the first week of October.


In North Carolina, the number of new cases added over the last day was down 480 compared to the previous day, however the mortality rate did tick up 0.01% to 1.64% which is the highest since 8/27/2020. Also, according to JHU, the number of active cases in NC (27,042) was up 1,512. At the current infection rate and mortality rate, NC will probably end September with over 210,000 total cases and around 3,500 deaths.


It appears that Watauga County is continuing to see consistent virus activity with increases to the active case count and total case count. According to the Watauga Democrat Online, as of September 3, ASU had 193 confirmed cases among students, 48 were active. In total, ASU has recorded 259 cases among students (193), employees (25) and subcontractors (41).


Ashe and Alleghany Counties saw decreases in the number of active cases and number of individuals in quarantine while the cumulative total number of cases increased which would probably indicate the rate of transmission is 1 or lower.


Wilkes County has not updated their COVID-19 information since 9/4/2020.

wonderingthrough

Posted 11:53 am, 09/05/2020

Current US (9/5/2020) COVID-19 Case Count:

6.202.483 (+51,382) total cases | 187,777 (+971) deaths | 282,813 cases added last 7 days (40,401.86 cases per day) | 6991 deaths last 7 days (998.71 deaths per day) | 3.03% (-0.01%) mortality rate | 1.877% (+0.016%) of US population confirmed infected


Current NC (9/5/2020) COVID-19 Case Count:

174,253 (2,052) total cases | 25,530 active cases | 2.839 (+36) deaths | 11,762 cases added last 7 days (1,680.29 cases per day) | 156 deaths last 7 days (22.29 deaths per day) | 1.63% (-) mortality rate | 1.660% (+0.020%) of NC population confirmed infected


Current Local COVID-19 Case Count:

Ashe 24 (-) active cases | 222 (-) total cases | 2 (-) deaths |74 (-) quarantined

Alleghany 4 (-) active cases | 206 (-) total cases | 0 (-) death(s) | 8 (-) quarantined

Watauga 82 (-) active cases | 564 (-) total cases | 0 (-) death(s) | 133 (-) quarantined

Wilkes 104 (-) active cases | 1,066 (-) total cases | 26 (-) deaths


Trends:

The 51,382 cases added to the US case count was the largest one day increase since 57,673 cases were added on 8/22/2020. The US mortality rate (3.03%) dropped to its lowest level since 4/7/2020 (2.98%). It peaked on 5/16/2020 at 6.06%.


The NC seven-day average increase of new cases (1680.29) is the highest since 8/15/2020 (1716.43). The NC mortality rate continues to hover around 1.63%. It had peaked on 5/13/2020 at 3.84%. On 8/3/2020, it had dropped to 1.58% (lowest since 4/6/2020 -1.53%).


Locally, Wilkes County continues to show the most virus activity of the surrounding counties. Of the 26 COVID-19 related deaths Wilkes County has recorded, 12 were from the Westwood Hills facility.


While the Appalachian Health data indicates Alleghany is seeing the lowest amount of virus activity, when population density is factored in, Alleghany has the highest number of cases per 100,000 population of the four counties. Alleghany is averaging 1846.71 cases per 100k, Wilkes is averaging 1554.91 cases per 100k, Watauga is averaging 847.26 cases per 100k and Ashe is averaging 804.16 cases per 100k.


While all four counties showed increases in the cumulative total number of cases, the number of active cases remained flat for most of the week. This is a promising sign that the transmission rate continues to be around 1 meaning an infected person is only passing the virus to one other person.

wonderingthrough

Posted 4:09 pm, 09/04/2020

As of this morning (9/4/2020), according to JHU, the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 case count in NC increased by 1,648 cases to 172,201.


As of this afternoon, Appalachian Health is reporting:

Ashe County 24 (+6) active cases | 222 (+9) total cases | 74 (-19) quarantined | 2 (-) deaths

Alleghany County 4 (-1) active cases | 206 (+1) total cases | 8 (+2) quarantined

Watauga County 82 (+1) active cases | 564 (+11) total cases | 133 (-10) quarantined


Wilkes County Health is reporting:

Wilkes County 104 (-11) active cases | 1,060 (+7) total cases | 26 (-) deaths


From JHU US Sick Map:

Johnson County TN 428 total cases | 1 death

Grayson County VA 225 total cases | 8 deaths

Mathilda

Posted 2:00 am, 09/04/2020

Almost everyone has COVID. The CDC said if you have had a cold recently, you can have COVID. The testing has been unreliable. Look at what the CDC erased from their website. But, hey. Stay scared, and hope we are too! Whatever you do, do NOT question any of this!

wonderingthrough

Posted 9:15 pm, 09/03/2020

As of this morning in NC, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 1,129 to 170,553.


Locally, as of this afternoon, Ashe County active case count increased by 2 to 18 while the total number of cases increased by 3 to 213. Alleghany's active case count remained at 5 while the total number of cases in Alleghany increased 1 to 205. Watauga County saw 6 new active cases added, bringing their current active case count to 81 and the total number of cases increased by 7 to 553. Wilkes County's numbers remain at 1053 total cases, 115 of them currently active and 26 deaths.


The number of people quarantined in Ashe did drop by 12 to 93, Alleghany still has 6 people in quarantine and Watauga's quarantine number dropped 4 to 147 people.

underdog2

Posted 7:16 pm, 09/02/2020

Fins I heard they will be county in the county they are in school in. Remember they get to vote in our legislature elections and put a democrat in Raleigh with their liberal votes. So they cant have it both ways.

aFicIoNadoS

Posted 7:02 pm, 09/02/2020

Do you know how college students are being counted? Are they still being counted in the county they technically reside in, or are they now being counted where they are living?

wonderingthrough

Posted 6:42 pm, 09/02/2020

As I previewed last night, the NC new case count was markedly higher this morning as 2,115 cases were added to the 167,309 total cases from 9/1 bringing this morning's total to 169,424.


Wilkes Health is reporting two additional COVID-19 related deaths from the Westwood Hills facility today. The two patients were in their 70s and 80s and had underlying health issues. This brings the total deaths in Wilkes to 26 (12 related to the Westwood Hills outbreak).

Ashe County continues to show 16 active cases although an additional case was added to the cumulative total bringing it to 210. Alleghany continues to show 5 active cases and 204 total cases. Watauga's active case total dropped 1 to 75 while the total number of cases increased by 5 to 546.

Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga report 105, 6 and 147 people respectively as quarantined.

Wilkes County reported 115 (+4) active cases and 1053 (+7) total cases today.

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wonderingthrough

Posted 10:16 pm, 09/01/2020

Fins,


You are correct. To get an accurate idea of the effect and spread of the virus, the cumulative case count must be considered along with the number of active cases. Several times I have seen the number of active cases remain static or decrease even while the cumulative total number of cases increased which would indicate the recovery rate is exceeding the rate of infection, which is best case. When both the cumulative total and the active totals increase at the same time, the infection rate is exceeding the recovery rate.

The NC new case count was down a bit this morning (1,182) but looks to be up above 2,000 for tomorrow.

Locally, Ashe County still shows 16 active cases but the total number of cases is up 4 at 209. Alleghany remains at 5 active cases and 204 total cases. Watauga saw its active case number jump 20 to 76 while the total number of cases increase by 31.

Ashe quarantined numbers increased by 16 to 97, Alleghany still shows 6 quarantined and Watauga's quarantined numbers dropped 7 from 128 to 121.

Wilkes recorded another death bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 24. Wilkes Health Department is showing 111 active cases which is an increase of 1, and an increase in total cases of 14 to 1046

aFicIoNadoS

Posted 10:38 pm, 08/31/2020

Wondering, it should be pointed out that the changes that you are listing of cases for each county are net changes. Meaning that just because the active cases is less than the number of active cases last report, it doesn't mean there are no new cases. It means that there were more recoveries than new cases since the last report.

wonderingthrough

Posted 9:07 pm, 08/31/2020

Just a quick update of the local case counts:


Ashe 16 (-2) Active | 205 Total | 2 deaths | 73 Quarantined
Alleghany 5 (-1) Active | 204 Total | No deaths | 6 Quarantined
Watauga 56 (-8) Active | 510 Total | No deaths | 128 Quarantined
Wilkes 110 (+3) Active | 1032 Total | 23 (+1) deaths

23 death in Wilkes is reported to have been on 8/31. Decedent was in 70s, resident of Westwood Hills Nursing Home with underlying health condition.

wonderingthrough

Posted 11:30 am, 08/30/2020

Current US Statistics as of 8/30/2020:


5,963,235 (+43,635) Confirmed Cases | 182,786 (+761) Related Deaths | 3.07% (+/-0.0%) Mortality Rate | 1.804% (+0.013%) of Population Confirmed Infected | 41,765.71 (+943.42) 7 Day Avg New Cases Per Day


Current NC Statistics as of 8/30/2020

:

165,076 (+2,585) Confirmed Cases | 2,683 (+31) Related Deaths | 1.63% Mortality Rate (+/-0) | 1.572% (+0.024%) of Population Confirmed Infected | 1,633.71 (+122.14) 7 Day Avg New Cases Per Day


Current Local Case Count by County:


Ashe 16 (+1) Confirmed Active Cases | 2 (+1) Related Deaths | 11.43 (-0.28) 7 Day Average Number of Active Cases | 202 (+4) Total Confirmed Cases | 81 (+52) Currently Quarantined | 0.990% Mortality Rate (+0.485%)


Alleghany 9 (-3) Confirmed Active Cases | 0 Related Death | 11. 71 (-2.26) 7 Day Average Number of Active Cases | 204 (+/-0) Total Confirmed Cases | 7 (+3) Currently Quarantined | 0% Mortality Rate


Watauga 71 (+0) Confirmed Active Cases | 0 Related Death | 60.14 (-11.15) 7 Day Average Number of Active Cases | 504 (+6) Total Confirmed Cases | 146 (+31) Currently Quarantined | 0% Mortality Rate


Wilkes 107 (+1) Confirmed Active Cases | 22 (+1) Related Death | 120.57 (-2.86) 7 Day Average Number of Active Cases | 1,017 (+9) Total Confirmed Cases | - Currently Quarantined | 2.16% (+0.08%) Mortality Rate


Trends:


The US added 292,360 new cases for the week and recorded 5,977 COVID-19 related deaths and will probably reach six million cases tomorrow. California and Texas continue to pace the state counts with NC continuing to hold ninth place about 26,000 cases behind New Jersey. Alaska, Maine, Wyoming and Vermont are all vying for the fewest number of cases.


Yesterday North Carolina recorded the largest daily increase in new cases (2,585) since the 2,603 added on 7/25. NC added 9,963 COVID-19 cases the past week and recorded 152 COVID-19 related deaths.


Locally, Ashe and Wilkes each reported another COVID-19 related death. Wilkes Health said the Wilkes patient was in their 40s and no details was given for the Ashe patient. The Ashe and Wilkes active case count increased 1 respectively, while Watauga held at 71 and Alleghany dropped 3 to 9 active cases. The quarantine count in Ashe increased by 52 (I have been hearing some rumors about a childcare facility in the county being exposed) and by 31 in Watauga which could indicate a mini-surge in cases in the near future.

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