coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:08 pm

Government Report:

3,012 new cases

24, 166 active cases

98 new deaths
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:24 am

so, florida hit 15,000+ confirmed cases in one day.

That is more cases in one day, than many countries with similar or greater populations, TOTAL since the pandemic started.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:00 pm

Government Report:

2,616 new cases, 317,657 total confirmed cases

24,077 active cases

45 new deaths, 7,024 total deaths (as reported to the civil register in the last 24 hour)

1,931 hospitalized, 341 critical

440 ventilators available

17,467 tests conducted, 1,310,265 total tests completed

positive tests down 15%
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:17 pm

Government Report:

1,836 new cases, 319, 493 total confirmed cases

23,205 active cases

45 new deaths, 7,069 total deaths (as reported to the civil register in the last 24 hour)

427 ventilators available

12,238 tests conducted, 1,322,503 total tests completed

positive tests down 15% in the last 7 days

37% reduction in positive cases in the last 40 days
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by Huelshoff » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:09 pm

The number that the experts in the US are paying a lot of attention to is the per cent positive of new tests. They suggest that a positive rate of 3-6% is desirable. I note that Chile's per cent positive today is 15%, down from 24-25% a coupe of weeks ago, but much higher than 3-6% and about equal to that of Texas right now. This has been stable for the past few days. Is there any reason to think that this statistic is any less relevant for Chile than it is in the US?

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:38 pm

Huelshoff wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:09 pm
The number that the experts in the US are paying a lot of attention to is the per cent positive of new tests. They suggest that a positive rate of 3-6% is desirable. I note that Chile's per cent positive today is 15%, down from 24-25% a coupe of weeks ago, but much higher than 3-6% and about equal to that of Texas right now. This has been stable for the past few days. Is there any reason to think that this statistic is any less relevant for Chile than it is in the US?
except the united states numbers are such bullshit that I don't take any of them seriously.

now all data is being directed to secret databases at the white house, from the CDC.

Florida?

Texas?

yep, I got great confidence in that data.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:43 pm

Government Report:

1,712 new cases, 321,205 total confirmed cases

21,934 active cases

117 new deaths, 7,186 total deaths (as reported to the civil register in the last 24 hour)

1,875 hospitalized, 345 critical

436 ventilators available

12,209 tests conducted, 1,334,712 total tests completed
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by Huelshoff » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:52 pm

admin wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Huelshoff wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:09 pm
The number that the experts in the US are paying a lot of attention to is the per cent positive of new tests. They suggest that a positive rate of 3-6% is desirable. I note that Chile's per cent positive today is 15%, down from 24-25% a coupe of weeks ago, but much higher than 3-6% and about equal to that of Texas right now. This has been stable for the past few days. Is there any reason to think that this statistic is any less relevant for Chile than it is in the US?
except the united states numbers are such bullshit that I don't take any of them seriously.

now all data is being directed to secret databases at the white house, from the CDC.

Florida?

Texas?

yep, I got great confidence in that data.
I don't trust the data either, although I do hope that in both the US and Chile cases, at least, the data are uniformly under-reported, rather than randomly reported.

The per cent positive measure of 3-6% is a goal, though, not the reported number, as I understand it at least. If you can get the per cent positive down in that range, I understand, that suggests that you are doing enough testing to have a good idea about the extent of the infection. I asked the original question because there is talk of reducing the restrictions in the RM in about two weeks, if the numbers continue to improve. I'm all for that personally, since I have been stuck here recovering from knee surgery and I would love to get home to Valdivia where the restrictions have already been relaxed. Yet I see that per cent positive number in the daily report is much higher than the 3-6% goal--14% today. I just wondered if there is any reason to think that the goals here may be different than those in the US, maybe due to the comparatively larger share of the population that has been tested here (7.2% vs. 1% in the US, about the same in Texas), different time of year (winter vs. summer). Idk.

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:59 pm

last week the United States had over a million new cases.

The total for the country hardly budged last month.

Florida this morning it was discovered that most labs are not reporting their negative test numbers. how do you calculate positive rate, when you don't have a negative test number?
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by hlf2888 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:26 pm

Huelshoff wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:52 pm
admin wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Huelshoff wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:09 pm
The number that the experts in the US are paying a lot of attention to is the per cent positive of new tests. They suggest that a positive rate of 3-6% is desirable. I note that Chile's per cent positive today is 15%, down from 24-25% a coupe of weeks ago, but much higher than 3-6% and about equal to that of Texas right now. This has been stable for the past few days. Is there any reason to think that this statistic is any less relevant for Chile than it is in the US?
except the united states numbers are such bullshit that I don't take any of them seriously.

now all data is being directed to secret databases at the white house, from the CDC.

Florida?

Texas?

yep, I got great confidence in that data.
I don't trust the data either, although I do hope that in both the US and Chile cases, at least, the data are uniformly under-reported, rather than randomly reported.

The per cent positive measure of 3-6% is a goal, though, not the reported number, as I understand it at least. If you can get the per cent positive down in that range, I understand, that suggests that you are doing enough testing to have a good idea about the extent of the infection. I asked the original question because there is talk of reducing the restrictions in the RM in about two weeks, if the numbers continue to improve. I'm all for that personally, since I have been stuck here recovering from knee surgery and I would love to get home to Valdivia where the restrictions have already been relaxed. Yet I see that per cent positive number in the daily report is much higher than the 3-6% goal--14% today. I just wondered if there is any reason to think that the goals here may be different than those in the US, maybe due to the comparatively larger share of the population that has been tested here (7.2% vs. 1% in the US, about the same in Texas), different time of year (winter vs. summer). Idk.
I don't find much comfort in any numbers or stats from any sources these days. A fog has obscured factual data, everywhere...

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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by admin » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:40 pm

The U.S. is headed for an even bigger disaster than they already have.

election year, crossed with school starting, combined with unemployment benefits running out, crossed with Trump.

oh, almost forgot, crossed with a pandemic.

It can, and probably will get much worse.
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Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

Post by Huelshoff » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:15 pm

admin wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:40 pm
The U.S. is headed for an even bigger disaster than they already have.

election year, crossed with school starting, combined with unemployment benefits running out, crossed with Trump.

oh, almost forgot, crossed with a pandemic.

It can, and probably will get much worse.
The "crossed with Trump" part may be the most important. His news conference yesterday was beyond bizarre. From the NYT: "He weighed in on China and the coronavirus and the Paris climate change accord and crumbling highways. And then China again and military spending and then China again and then the coronavirus again. And the economy and energy taxes and trade with Europe and illegal immigration and his friendship with Mexico’s president. And the coronavirus again and then immigration again and crime in Chicago and the death penalty and back to climate change and education and historical statues. And more.

“We could go on for days,” he said at one point, and it sounded plausible." Mixed in there were claims that Biden will outlaw windows and destroy the suburbs.

The latest polls have his approval ratings down below 40%. It will get worse.

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