Coronavirus Update For December 1, 2020

There was no press conference today.

  • The cumulative case count for November 30th was 2573
  • The cumulative case count for December 1st is 2630 (+57)

The processing backlog may get dropped and all those tests may get dumped into the state’s stats in one drop. That may create a data wobble.

Our hospitalizations continue to climb in the county.

Coronavirus Update For November 30, 2020

Thus ends November?

  • The cumulative case count for November 28th was 2473
  • The cumulative case count for November 29th was 2515 (+42)
  • The cumulative case count for November 30th is 2573 (+58)

Data keeps getting updated from the backlog. There are data issues in terms of speeed in processing updates.

Cumulative gain for November happens to be +1717. That results in an average of 57 new cases reported per day.

Coronavirus Update For November 28, 2020

One days of data was reported today.

  • The cumulative case count for November 27th is 2404
  • The cumulative case count for November 28th is 2473 (+69)

This gives us for the entirety of the week a gain in Ashtabula County of +492 or a reported average of +70.3. Presently the smoothed numbers “per 100,000” show Ashtabula County’s incidence numbers as being on par with Cuyahoga County’s. That’s kinda bad. The chart showed incidence in Lake County as being 2nd out of 88 counties.

Coronavirus Update For November 27, 2020

Two days of data was reported today.

  • The cumulative case count for November 25th was 2283
  • The cumulative case count for November 27th is 2404 (+121)

That is from a holiday period so it is likely to be on the low side. So far this week we have posted a gain of +423. Starting with the 15th and moving forward we have posted a gain of +907.

Life Eight Months After The Event

Having listened to the most recent episode of Ubuntu Podcast I suppose I could run down the same topic the guys did. Mark, Alan, and Martin discussed: “We discuss things we’ve been doing during lockdown.” Specifically they’ve been talking about turning off during the Age of Coronavirus. They speak from the UK experience. Life has been a bit different here on my side on the pond in the USA.

One of the problems with “The Event” is that I was still dealing with the aftermath of surgery in December 2019 and follow-ups that continued through to the end of May 2020. That messed with life a bit. Yes, lockdown did happen but I had to leave the house to get to in-person medical appointments for doctors to continue to lay hands on me at the time. The early part of the summer was me getting used to life after all the follow-ups were done. Re-adapting to how to speak and how to eat can be exciting! Following onward from that has been a slow process of things opening back up and things only truly opened back up when it became time for the school year to begin. That left only two months or so for semi-normal life up to now.

Much like Martin my listening to podcasts has been rather curtailed. How my days are spent has changed immensely. The listening opportunities simply are not there. There are normally four specific podcasts that I listen to weekdays. They’re all start-of-day news programs, though, that accompany my breakfast time. Such programs include Public News Service, CBC News: The World This Hour, NPR News Now, and The Wake Up from Cleveland.com who bury its RSS feed address here. Anything else I listen to is time-permitting.

I have been curating a film festival at home. Since the start of “The Event” we’ve watched the entire available television runs of Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries, and Republic of Doyle in addition to Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

When the weather was okay I had been running the chihuahua in the park. I had been fording the Ashtabula River at points. Weather had not been very cooperative and is not cooperative now. Parks were closed until about the point where schools re-opened in late August/early September.

Church has been messy. Churches in the United States have been tied up with coronavirus issues. Superspreader events have been connected to church choirs. My congregation is small enough to not have a choir but it is still caught under the various orders in place. Churches were never closed but the elders did suspend services. When we resumed I led logistics on our “drive-in services” in May. In-person services in the building in June got weird and I started making visitations of other churches for a while. Some Disciples of Christ congregations were visited and one of the instrumental Christian Church/Churches of Christ congregations was visited for a while. Visitations continued while the preacher at my regular church kinda went down odd paths revisiting coronavirus in services as well as President Trump’s election campaign. The calls to congregants to take off their masks to show they’re not afraid crossed a line.

I have been conducting filmed services for posting online for about a month now. Posting to YouTube is not my preference. The goal is to transition that over to video podcasting so that I have better control over the distribution and infrastructure. Filmed church services do not need monetization so putting them on YouTube is just an expedient at the moment. Vimeo remains a sketchy option that I do not feel comfortable utilizing since it is not friendly to end-users.

I have been writing. Two short stories are done and posted to Amazon for sale in print form as well as Kindle ebook. I did try to use a somewhat more free EPUB vendor but nobody ever bought from them. People have in fact purchased copies from Amazon and the purchase are apparently not by family. That still boggles me. The third story remains in progress and is shaping up nicely.

That’s life right now outside worrying about the coronavirus. I do not intend to “battle shop” on Black Friday. That madness is a quick way to get infected with the coronavirus. Plans for Christmas shopping for family are looking to be modest this year.

Yes, I do have a life outside the coronavirus but it is pretty constrained right now. Things may improve. I do have things to be justifiably worried about in the coronavirus crisis at the moment as I get told in therapy way more than I like.

Coronavirus Update For November 26, 2020

Cleveland.com reports that the Ohio Department of Health will not be reporting numbers today. Today’s numbers will be lumped into Friday’s numbers. That is a data quality issue for those interested in day to day reporting.

Holidays happen, I suppose.

Coronavirus Update For November 25, 2020

County-level numbers remain reportedly incomplete but new ones are up. Detailing what we have involves:

  • The cumulative case count for November 24th is 2232
  • The cumulative case count for November 25th is 2283 (+51)

Overall Ohio posted a gain of 10,835. That puts the state on par in terms of new cases with Mexico for single day new cases reported. No, not the state of New Mexico but the country of Mexico.

Lake, Lorain, and Montgomery counties were advanced from red to purple on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. A video was posted to YouTube by me explaining that since we did not have a press conference from the governor. Fox 8 had reaction from officials in Lake and Lorain counties. News 5 Cleveland noted 10 out of the 11 counties placed on the purple watch list today are in the Akron and Cincinnati regions which shows how bad things are getting. Cleveland’s new single day confirmed cases of 333 are on par with what the entire country of Saudi Arabia reported during that same single day period.

This is getting really, really bad.

Coronavirus Update For November 24, 2020

County-level numbers remain reportedly incomplete but new ones are up. Detailing what we have involves:

  • The cumulative case count for November 22nd is 2047
  • The cumulative case count for November 23rd is 2157 (+110)
  • The cumulative case count for November 24th is 2232 (+75)

These numbers are provisional due to the figures still missing. The missing figure are rapid tests. Those are done locally at State Road Occupational Medical Facility to the best of my knowledge. Once their positives get verified along with the rest of the state’s positives we should see a steep jump upwards.

We are holding at twelve counties with stay-at-home advisories issued. Although the two counties it straddles (Butler and Warren) do not have advisories issued, the city of Middletown apparently has issued its own advisory to its residents. Apparently the suburb of Cincinnati did this on Monday.

During the gubernatorial press conference on Tuesday it was announced that due to the holiday on Thursday there would be no press conference that day. The data releases that would be made that day would instead be made on Wednesday. There will be no press conference on Wednesday. The question of whether or not Lake County hits purple on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System gets resolved in an unremarked data drop Wednesday it seems.

Sliding Toward A Holiday

On a couple Telegram channels I have been radio silent for a couple days. I’ve gone silent elsewhere too. There has been a reason for this.

The health departments of Ashtabula County issued a stay at home advisory on Friday late in the day. Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible. There is also a statewide curfew in effect running from 10 PM to 5 AM each day.

This has required some hurried changes in operational circumstances. Twelve counties in Ohio have issued advisories and they general expire in mid-December. While compliance is notionally voluntary there is discussion of switching to enforced orders if this does not work out.

I now have to get a sermon written as well as a service planned so that “stay at home” services can be filmed. Considering that I am having to make hand-me-down analog tech do what I want this is not simple. That I am working out of my garage also compounds the level of difficulty.

Writing continues although I am definitely not meeting the NaNoWriMo usual daily word count goals. My target is to have a new novelette to go up on Kindle Direct Publishing at the start of December. Eventually I will get a Minimum Working Example posted as to how I am putting this together in LaTeX.

There was a project to launch a linear streaming video channel for the arts in my local area. Right now we have many multiple uncoordinated efforts strewn across YouTube. With YouTube’s upcoming Terms of Service changes it does seem like the risk of uncontrolled inappropriate mid-roll advertising is increasing. This matter is on hold at the moment as other players in the project are having to handle more pressing matters due to the rapidly worsening coronavirus situation locally.

A few other plates are spinning at the moment too. In the end that’s why I’ve been a bit quiet. A holiday or two may be coming up but it is not shaping up to be a vacation for me.

Coronavirus Update For November 22, 2020

County-level numbers remain incomplete but today’s batch are up. Detailing what we have involves:

  • The cumulative case count for November 20th was 1915
  • The cumulative case count for November 21st was 1981 (+66)
  • The cumulative case count for November 22nd is 2047 (+66)

These numbers are provisional due to the figures still missing. The missing figure are rapid tests. Those are done locally at State Road Occupational Medical Facility to the best of my knowledge. Once their positives get verified along with the rest of the state’s positives we should see a steep jump upwards.

We are holding at twelve counties with stay-at-home advisories issued.

Current church services are posted at this spot on YouTube.

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