Launching Into 2022 with an Replace on COVID-19

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Pleased New 12 months, everyone. We hope you had an opportunity to spend a while with household and recharge your batteries over the previous few weeks. We right here at “Domo on Information” did—and are able to carry you extra insights from the world of knowledge. We’d love to have the ability to begin 2022 on a optimistic word, however sadly the inflow of COVID-19 instances right here in america is dominating our consideration. So, that’s the place we’ll start.

When you have a look at our COVID-19 Tracker, you will notice that greater than 1 million new instances had been recorded on Jan. 3, and that the worst single day totals for brand spanking new instances for the reason that pandemic started occurred very just lately, as effectively. Ugh. However let’s focus for a minute on just a few knowledge factors associated to these stats, beginning with the excessive variety of instances being reported. Within the following visualizations, you’ll be able to see the variety of instances over time, in addition to a zoomed-in view beginning Dec. 1, 2021:

What’s apparent from the zoomed-in view is the sample of fewer instances being reported on weekends particularly in comparison with Mondays, which appear to be a “catch-up” day. This has been occurring for some time now—however was extra pronounced the final two weeks, because the weekends had been additionally holidays. Because of this, we principally have a look at the seven-day transferring common, which has additionally been growing at a speedy fee over the previous couple of months. What’s attention-grabbing is that, within the final month or so, the speed of recent instances has been growing a lot that by the top of the week the variety of new instances has matched Monday. That might be value monitoring within the present wave.

Now, let’s have a look at instances versus deaths, beginning with a pair quick-but-important factors on the visualization instantly beneath. First, I’ve normalized the axes in order that peak instances and peak deaths throughout the pandemic’s third wave are roughly equal in peak. (That is to assist in the comparisons of deaths relative to instances in every wave over time.) And second, I’ve used the seven-day rolling averages to easy out among the reporting inconsistencies among the many totally different states:

If we analyze the info now, we see how deaths path instances—each in peaks and valleys—by just a few weeks. Moreover, we see that the ratio of deaths-to-cases was a lot larger at first of the pandemic versus some other timeframe. Again then, there was little understanding of the virus, no therapeutics, no vaccines, and hardly any testing accessible. As progress has been made on these fronts, the ratio of deaths-to-cases has gone down. With this newest wave, which appears to be pushed by a brand new variant that seems to be much less lethal than earlier ones, the hope is that the ratio declines much more.

This knowledge will replace each day, so do examine again periodically to see the way it adjustments. And if you’re a Domo buyer and wish to plug into COVID-19 knowledge, get the connector within the Domo Appstore. Thanks, and have a cheerful, protected, and affluent 2022!




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