I've been making a little graph just of the total cases, and new ones, in NSW. I can get a better idea of whats happening if I can see it...I guess I am a visual person after all. This is just for my home state. A friend of mine in Springfield Ohio was doing the same thing, its where I got the idea. I haven't yet worked out how to put the numbers for new on the left side of the graph. The last blue dot represents 1791 cases, actual testing is of about 92k people, from a population of millions.
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From this, I can see the numbers of new cases are beginning to slump. I really hope thats down to a reduction in actual cases, and not just an aberration because we don't have nearly enough testing kits.
This is a great resource.
Coronavirus Update (Live): 707,738 Cases and 33,526 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer
Live statistics and coronavirus news tracking the number of confirmed cases, recovered patients, and death toll by country due to the COVID 19 coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Coronavirus counter with new cases, historical data, and info. Daily charts, graphs, news and updates
Of particular note, I like to follow the total cases per million section. World wide we are holding at 90.8 cases per million and 4.3 deaths per million.
We all knew that this week and perhaps two more were going to be really rough as accurate testing and reporting was not going on outside of one or two counties.
Just keep all these things in perspective and enjoy the little things in life. I know myself as a person of faith, I have had hours of panic but prayer and the Holy Spirit have calmed me down.