Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday
- 1,272 new tests
- 183 new cases
- 10 fewer hospitalizations
- 7 more deaths
I’m not sure that the bed count is useful this time as the data comes from only 62% of hospitals reporting. In any case, we can see that there is still significant empty bed space both in regular beds and in ICU beds.
There is usually a second update to the numbers during the day, but there wasn’t one today. I take that as a good sign. It’s Sunday, so I suspect people had some time off. Why is that a good sign? Because if they were truly panicked, no one would get even a minute off, and no one would have gotten away with a bed census reflected less than 2/3rds of the hospitals in the state.
Again, here are some links if you need help.
- NC DHHS has income assistance – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/low-income-services
- NC Dept of Employment Security has unemployment – https://des.nc.gov/
- Suicide prevention help for gun owners – https://walkthetalkamerica.org/