Fresno currently has 76 cases per 100K, which is a 50% increase since my last update, and it means there are 760 new cases daily (76 per 100K is also 950% over the threshold for placing a county into purple category in the first place). The total death toll has also significantly increased, from 646 to 904 (40% more). Overall, Fresno’s positivity rate is still rising too.
Cases leading to death
Cases per 100K
Fresno’s cumulative COVID-19 statistics
Within a 6-day period, we saw record daily deaths with an average of 32 deaths daily (Fresno’s daily deaths used to be a number between 0-10, before we had such dangerous levels of infections daily). The positivity rate was also 15.9%, with 4.2% of cases leading to death (in contrast to the usually static 1% of cases that lead to death).
January 8th to January 14th
COVID-19 Vaccination update
NOTICE: Kaiser Permanente initially scheduled those over 65 for COVID-19 innoculations, however, due to limited doses, they are being limited to those over 75, again.
Fresno has received 44,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Of course, those significantly at risk, be it from certain working conditions (such as farm workers), or most especially, older people. Initially, California & Fresno’s age eligibility for vaccines was 75+, but as of just this Wednesday, this was lowered to 65+.
Fresno’s COVID-19 situation has significantly worsened since the last time I posted an update 26 days ago. There has been far more deaths and cases proportionate to population than there are tests. With only a 10.5% (49229) increase in testing, there has been a 32.4% (158) increase in deaths, and a 63.4% (24950) increase in cases. These statistics are so negative that the overall positivity rate has jumped 4% (this statistic tends to remain static or barely change).
Cases leading to death
All COVID-19 stats up until today
The positivity rate for the 49,229 new tests since 12/4 is 50.7%. I have no words for how horrifying that statistic is, and I had to double check that to make sure it wasn’t an error. The previous 22.5 positive cases per 100K has more than doubled to 56.2; this makes the 14.6 we had a couple of months ago look pitifully small (Note that the threshold for purple tier is 8 cases per 100k). This means that there are 562 infections daily.
COVID-19 stats from 12/4 to today
And in case you didn’t hear the news, Fresno’s stay at home order will definitely be extended. In addition, Fresno’s ICU capacity is close to zero, with only 13 open beds as of 3 hours ago. The moment Fresno hits zero bed availability, an emergency order will close all retail (such as Wal-Mart) for 5 days (or longer if there is no improvement).
Firstly, some breaking news if you haven’t heard: The Fresno Board of Supervisors had to go into quarantine just yesterday, alongside 30 employees, when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Anyways Since my last update here at Fresnolandia and Gay Central Valley, Fresno has trended in the wrong direction. Fresno entered the purple category again just about 2 weeks ago on October 20th. For comparison sake, on September 18-25, Fresno only had a 3.3% positivity rate in new cases. However, From October 15-22, Fresno had a 5.5% positivity rate in new cases, which equates to a 66% increase in cases. As of right now, the numbers for positivity rate in new cases are lower, but not low enough, hovering at 5%. Despite these numbers, we’re still operating in tier 2 (red category), so long as the numbers don’t get too high and don’t remain that way 2 weeks in a row.