WPCNR CORONA VIRUS REPORT. From New York State Covid Tracker. Observation & Analysis By John F. Bailey. August 14, 2022 UPDATED GRAPHIC 9:22 A.M. August 15,2022 EDT:
In the week August 7, ending Saturday August 13, 1,664 persons tested positive for covid, down 19% (398 LESS NEW CASES) from last week. It was the first 4th straight week of significant declines in 16 weeks.
Last week July 31 through August 6, Westchester had 2062 new cases of covid (Lab confirmed tests). that decline was 20%. The week of July 17 to 24, recorded 2,360 new cases, down from 2,512 cases July 10 to 16, a decline of 3%. On the week The 4 weeks in a row are a positive sign..
After Friday’s infections were reported as 214 new cases of 2,964 tested Friday, Saturday figures followed that trendline, recording only 189 cases below the 263 cases recorded a week ago Saturday.
The County found 1,664 new covid cases a week 237 new infections a day compared compared to 2062 (295 new covid cases a day) last week ( July 31 through August 6), this represents a 19% decline in infections, following a 20% decrease in cases last week.
A fourth straight week of decline was the first time this phenomena has happened since April 1.
More significantly, the infection rate despite the low number of tests (PCR –lab certified tests averaged 2,816 tests a day for the 6 days previous to Saturdat he 16,896 tests yielded 1,475 new cases through Friday for an infection rate of 8.7% down from last week when 2,052 infections in 21,065 PCR LAB TESTS resulted in a a 9.7% infection rate. The Westchester infection rate in the week just completed was 7%
Another takeaway is the midweek surge in infections that has been observed by this reporter for the last sixteen weeks. The week ending yesterday saw new positives decline significantly from last week on Thursday and Friday down 100 THURSDAY AND 37 on Friday, the first time the midweek surge has not been sustained 4 days.
WPCNR attributes this to persons taking at home tests, seeing a positive and coming in to verify they are positive to a PCR Lab testing clinic or venue, after showing symptoms.
Nevertheless this may be the first positive semi control of the spread of covid in 3 and a half months.