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U.S. sees fewer than 50,000
new COVID-19 cases for 2nd day

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Posted By: StormCnter, 8/4/2020 2:30:05 PM

For the second day in a row, researchers say new COVID-19 cases in the United States have numbered under 50,000. About 45,400 new cases were recorded Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the first time since late June with two straight days under 50,000. There were about 47,500 on Sunday. U.S. cases averaged about 60,000 per day in July. The university has recorded 4.718 million U.S. cases since the pandemic began and 155,400 deaths.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: edgar 8/4/2020 2:52:35 PM (No. 499818)
I read a separate article that stated people who never took a COVID 19 test were being contacted to communicate that they are COVID positive. My brother in law in PA went to get tested. It took much longer than he anticipated to get to the testing stage and he left without being tested. He was contacted a few days later and told he tested positive. What is going on in the USA?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RuckusTom 8/4/2020 2:59:53 PM (No. 499829)
Just before I saw this, I heard on the local sports station that cases are increasing. It'd be nice if everybody could get on the same page as to what is actually going on.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross 8/4/2020 3:02:31 PM (No. 499832)
Don't be misled. That covers the two weekend days when many counties and even a few states do not report. Look for the numbers to be up again today. I hope I will be wrong, but...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: EQKimball 8/4/2020 3:02:51 PM (No. 499833)
I have read that persons identified through tracing as having had significant exposure to someone positive are themselves now counted as “presumptively positive.” If true, that could explain the current “spike.”
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/4/2020 3:41:32 PM (No. 499874)
And, they never seem to report the number of recovered. Generally speaking, anyone who had tested positive at the beginning of July is likely recovered by now. Or, if 60,000 cases per day average times 31 days, that would be 1,860,000 for the month of July. Since we aren't hearing of hundreds of thousands, or even tens of thousands, of hospitalizations, it's more likely under 500,000 active cases with most of those resolving themselves within their 7-14 day period. Didn't Pennsylvania report ZERO deaths yesterday? This should be considered good news.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 8/4/2020 4:17:36 PM (No. 499897)
Listen and you’ll hear every COVID news story start with the dire, fear-mongering words, “COVID cases in the US hit a new record high today.” If yesterday’s cases were the old record high, doesn’t common sense tell you adding new cases today makes a new record high? And tomorrow will be a new record?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/4/2020 4:23:26 PM (No. 499902)
The bean counters will be getting the numbers back up. Got to keep this going.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: cartcart 8/4/2020 4:55:47 PM (No. 499927)
Id there are 50,000 deaths, that means that it is one death per 50,000 states. That seems pretty low. Put another way, it is 50,000 deaths for just one state. I went to a public school so I hope that my arithmetic is correct. I want to be very accurate. I know that this fuzzy logic will be ignored by anyone in the Chicago School system. They can't even read!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/4/2020 6:24:55 PM (No. 500030)
Yea, and about 50% of the positive tests are bogus.
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