Coronavirus Statistics To Start The Month

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County ended October 2020 with 856 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC today the county sits at 890 which is a change of +34.
  • Ohio ended October 2020 with 215,697 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC today the state sits at 219,000 which is a change of +3,303.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert”. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 5, 2020. As the county is on a trajectory towards meeting the CDC threshold for “high incidence” of coronavirus spread the chance of us getting away from that are slipping away.

It appears that work will continue in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions. I am not sure what the exact contours of all that will be at this time. All we can do is move forward.

A Suggestion: NaNoWriMo

November is the time when there is the creative writing project known as NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a fifty thousand word creative fiction piece in one month. In many ways it gives people a chance to let their imaginations unfurl stories that are bunched up in confined spaces.

In England and elsewhere November is also a time of lockdown presently. My morning weekday newspaper USA TODAY provides plenty of updates from across my country and across the planet in the matter with one report after another. The fatigue is quite real.

Alongside what we are doing during the Hirsute Hippo cycle I do suggest folks take the time to create works of fiction. Sticking to routine can be good in many ways but it can also drive you nuts. It is okay to feel like this is the darkest timeline. Pulling yourself out of that and taking positive steps forward is something we can all attempt to do, though.

I will suggest writing in CommonMark and keeping your formatting to a minimum in your original manuscript. Why? You could then most easily go from then after some editing of the text and format it for Kindle Direct Publishing, LeanPub, Smashwords, or another outlet. With some careful tinkering with the CommonMark and some nice use of LuaLaTeX you can even make a ready copy to make a print version for the various marketplaces.

Every development cycle we tell the story of Ubuntu and its various flavours. With this year being such a challenged year on so many fronts perhaps we all have additional stories to tell. Who will write the novel, novella, or novelette (said lengths being defined by the Nebula Awards in word counts) that will speak to our Ubuntu realm? I imagine those stories exist and with as exciting as this year has been some of us could have creative releases to start 2021 with perhaps.

No special tools are required. As to an editor I will say that I used Visual Studio Code to write the last novelette. Nothing fancy or sophisticated is required if you stick to CommonMark.

Good Luck & Good Hunting.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 2, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-01 890 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC today the county sits at 917 which is a change of +27.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-01 219,000 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC today the state sits at 221,909 which is a change of +2,909.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert”. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 5, 2020. It appears likely that we will be designated a “high incidence” county at the next gubernatorial press conference which is anticipated on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Work shall continue in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 3, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-02 917 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-03 the county sat at 927 which is a change of +10.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-02 221,909 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-03 the state sat at 226,138 which is a change of +4,229.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert”. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 5, 2020. It appears likely that we will be designated a “high incidence” county at the next gubernatorial press conference which is anticipated on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Work shall continue in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 4, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-03 927 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-04 the county sat at 946 which is a change of +19.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-03 226,138 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-04 the state sat at 230,209 which is a change of +4,071.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert”. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 5, 2020. It appears likely that we will be designated a “high incidence” county at the next gubernatorial press conference which is anticipated on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Work shall continue in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 5, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-04 946 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-05 the county sat at 993 which is a change of +47.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-04 230,209 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-05 the state sat at 235,170 which is a change of +4,961.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Work shall continue in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions.

Video Operations Continue

Our county continues at the red alert stage while the state is hitting disturbing records relative to the coronavirus crisis. Ohio itself is clocking daily new cases on par with Hungary.

Even if services are resumed at West Avenue Church of Christ we shall continue video operations. This situation is deteriorating. Equipment was purchased to try to allow for an easier time in production. Hopefully I get my sermon written in time to produce tonight.

Videos shall be posted to the Facebook page of Erie Looking Productions for the time being. This may transform into more routine video podcasting with downloadables. That will take time to implement, though.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 6, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-05 993 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-06 the county sat at 1,034 which is a change of +41.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-05 235,170 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-06 the state sat at 240,178 which is a change of +5,008.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Work shall continue in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 7, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-06 1,034 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-07 the county sat at 1,085 which is a change of +51.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-06 240,178 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-07 the state sat at 245,727 which is a change of +5,549.
  • The total increase in cumulative cases for Ashtabula County for the week is +229.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Work shall continue in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 8, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-07 1,085 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-08 the county sat at 1,138 which is a change of +53.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-07 245,727 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-08 the state sat at 250,268 which is a change of +4,541.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Work continues in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 9, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-08 1,138 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-09 the county sat at 1,189 which is a change of +51.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-08 250,268 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-09 the state sat at 254,974 which is a change of +4,706.
  • Ashtabula County has exceed the “high incidence” threshold in just two days of cases alone this week.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change is Thursday, November 12, 2020.

A special press conference was sponsored by Governor Mike DeWine featuring medical leaders from across the state. There is an unprecedent spike in hospital admissions connected to the coronavirus crisis. Hospitals may be in dire straits in two to three weeks. It was also stated that a lockdown is not necessarily concerned prudent at this time as it would not bring sufficient benefit compared to the costs incurred.

Work continues in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions. Implementation will soon be required.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 10, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-09 1,189 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-10 the county sat at 1,238 which is a change of +49.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-09 254,974 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-10 the state sat at 261,482 which is a change of +6,508.
  • Ashtabula County has now had 153 cases reported in just three days. There were 229 cases reported in all of the prior week.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change per normal data release schedules is Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Today’s press conference by Governor Mike DeWine was not held. A special address will be made to the state on Wednesday at 5:30 PM local time. The Governor intends to speak to the current state of the crisis and where we go from here.

Work accelerates in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions. Implementation will soon be required.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 11, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-10 1,238 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-11 the county sat at 1,301 which is a change of +63.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-10 261,482 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-11 the state sat at 267,356 which is a change of +5,874.
  • Ashtabula County has now had 216 cases reported in just four days. There were 229 cases reported in all of the prior week.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change per normal data release schedules is Thursday, November 12, 2020.

A special address will be made to the state tonight at 5:30 PM local time. The Governor intends to speak to the current state of the crisis and where we go from here. Further updates will be posted to this site following the gubernatorial address.

Work accelerates in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions. Implementation will soon be required.

After The Gubernatorial Address

Governor DeWine spoke tonight. WJW Fox 8 posted a round-up on what he said. In short he will be revising his mask order to toughen it up relative to the retail sector, will be issuing revised orders as to certain types of mass gatherings, and if things do not improve by the 19th he is strongly considering resuming the closure of bars, restaurants, and fitness centers. Laura Hancock at Cleveland.com also wrote a piece discussing the address. The Governor reminded the state that unless otherwise exempted by a separate order the mass gatherings prohibition remains in full force and effect prohibiting more than 10 people gathering. I can only note that the enforcement of that order has been horrifyingly bad.

The next press conference scheduled by the governor is set for 2 PM local time on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The usual data dump is expected at that time. The odds of Ashtabula County getting reduced in alert level on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System are astronomically slim.

Churches are not necessarily restricted by the mass gatherings prohibition at this time. The enactment of House Bill 272 by the Ohio General Assembly codified a provision to be effective as of December 16th stating:

(A) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of the Revised Code, no public official shall issue an order to close all places of worship in the state or in a geographic area of the state.

(B) As used in this section:

(1) “Place of worship” means a building or grounds where activities of an organized religious group are conducted.

(2) “Public official” means any elected or appointed officer, employee, or agent of the state or any political subdivision, board, commission, bureau, or other public body established by law.

A mass gathering restriction that limits the number of people who can be in a church building at one time is not the same thing as a closure, though. The State of Ohio has not yet ever ordered churches to be closed during the pandemic. What further actions may be taken is something that cannot be predicted.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 12, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-11 1,301 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-12 the county sat at 1,344 which is a change of +43.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-11 267,356 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-12 the state sat at 274,457 which is a change of +7,101.
  • Ashtabula County is now 30th out of 88 on the high incidence ranking.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change per normal data release schedules is Thursday, November 19, 2020.

A decision will likely be made by the governor next week on the 19th as to whether or not bars, restaurants, and other venues will be shuttered.

A new dashboard to view cases by postal code can be found at the state coronavirus website.

Work accelerates in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions. Implementation will soon be required.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 13, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-12 1,344 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-13 the county sat at 1,446 which is a change of +102.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-12 274,457 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-13 the state sat at 282,528 which is a change of +8,071.
  • Ashtabula County is now 30th out of 88 on the high incidence ranking chart of counties.
  • Ohio had more than Switzerland’s 6,739 but less than Romania’s 9,489 new case reports today.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change per normal data release schedules is Thursday, November 19, 2020. The map is becoming increasingly useless as most counties are now red on it. What will become more usable will be the ranking chart showing case incidence per one hundred thousand.

A decision will likely be made by the governor next week on the 19th as to whether or not bars, restaurants, and other venues will be shuttered. If this trajectory continues it seems highly likely he will do so. Nothing is certain, though.

A new dashboard to view cases by postal code can be found at the state coronavirus website.

Work accelerates in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions. Implementation will soon be required.

Church Services Today

Frankly the coronavirus crisis is out of control in Ohio as evidenced by this article posted on Cleveland.com relative to The Plain Dealer.

In recognition of this there were new services posted online to YouTube this morning. It is expected that this shall continue for the time being. The coronavirus situation will not magically disappear at the start of December as people are hoping and vaccine distribution will take some time as noted by BBC News as recently as this morning.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 14, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-13 1,446 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-14 the county sat at 1,497 which is a change of +51.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-13 282,528 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-14 the state sat at 290,243 which is a change of +7,715.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change per normal data release schedules is Thursday, November 19, 2020. The map is becoming increasingly useless as most counties are now red on it. What will become more usable will be the ranking chart showing case incidence per one hundred thousand.

A decision will likely be made by the governor next week on the 19th as to whether or not bars, restaurants, and other venues will be shuttered. If this trajectory continues it seems highly likely he will do so. Nothing is certain, though.

A new dashboard to view cases by postal code can be found at the state coronavirus website.

Work accelerates in terms of response measures at Erie Looking Productions. Implementation will soon be required.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 15, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-14 1,497 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-15 the county sat at 1,543 which is a change of +46.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-14 290,243 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-15 the state sat at 298,096 which is a change of +7,853.
  • Stats normally dip on the weekend and come back up on weekdays. This should not be considered any trend toward things getting better. It was not all that long ago that Ashtabula County ran a streak of having only 0-3 new cases reported per day.

The county continues at the third level of alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System which is otherwise referred to as “Red Alert” with the added “high incidence” designation. The soonest that that can change per normal data release schedules is Thursday, November 19, 2020. The map is becoming increasingly useless as most counties are now red on it. What will become more usable will be the ranking chart showing case incidence per one hundred thousand.

A decision will likely be made by the governor next week on the 19th as to whether or not bars, restaurants, and other venues will be shuttered. If this trajectory continues it seems highly likely he will do so. Nothing is certain, though.

A new dashboard to view cases by postal code can be found at the state coronavirus website.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 16, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-15 1,543 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-16 the county sat at 1,600 which is a change of +57.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-15 298,096 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-16 the state sat at 305,364 which is a change of +7,268.
  • Stats normally dip on the weekend which includes Mondays. This should not be considered any trend toward things getting better. It was not all that long ago that Ashtabula County ran a streak of having only 0-3 new cases reported per day.

Governor Mike DeWine is expected to speak on Tuesday about his slowdown instead of shutdown plan according to WJW Fox 8. The press conference is anticipated to begin at 1900 UTC and can be followed via Ohio Channel.

A video presentation may follow that evening from Erie Looking Productions on its interim channel on YouTube concerning whatever Governor Mike DeWine may be pleased to announce.

Holiday Book Sale

There are days that Facebook frankly drives me batty with how it tries to combat disinformation and misinformation. The innocent get swept up in their efforts too. Posting a link with explanatory text results in something that cannot be properly shared now as somebody who attempts to share it ends up sharing only the link but not your explanatory text.

That’s why this blog post is written. It is self-contained and explains the situation. Hopefully the title is enough to indicate what is happening. The print versions of the first story and the second story got sale pricing for the holiday season. They make cute stocking stuffers and are nice, fun reads.

I am working on the third story. It is a harder one to write. The United States Space Force is finally being stood up concretely in real life. Frankly the shape it is taking is weird. The mission it is undertaking is far less than some people dreamed up. The thanks can go to Congress for strangling something as it is being born. The incoming Biden administration does not really have any policies announced relative to Space Force so it is questionable as to its survival. The third story is focusing on what an actual mission would look like in our current reality at the least.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 17, 2020

Based upon data from the Ohio Department of Health available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards cross-referenced with the the visualization by Johns Hopkins University at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/39007.html the following can be noted:

  • Ashtabula County had on 2020-11-16 1,600 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-17 the county sat at 1,678 which is a change of +78.
  • Ohio had on 2020-11-15 305,364 cumulative coronavirus cases reported. As of the reporting cutoff of 1900 UTC on 2020-11-16 the state sat at 312,443 which is a change of +7,079.

Governor Mike DeWine announced at his Tuesday press conference a curfew that will go into effect on Thursday that will run for 21 days covering the hours of 10 PM to 5 AM. The text of the relevant order is not yet available. The next press conference is anticipated to begin at 1900 UTC pm Thursday and can be followed via Ohio Channel.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 18, 2020

I am not updating the running log of coronavirus numbers here today. Fox 8 News in Cleveland reported that the Ohio Department of Health has been having problems today. They posted incomplete numbers. After being four hours late they stopped at six and a half thousand cases, posted that, and advised that they still had several thousand cases left to verify.

Things are very much out of control now. If we have so many coronavirus cases that we cannot verify them in time to post the results then we have a problem. The other reason it seems likely numbers are excessively high is that Medina, Franklin, and Cuyahoga counties are now under stay-at-home advisories until mid-December in addition to the state-wide curfew that begins Thursday.

We are not at a statewide shutdown yet. Two of our urban population centers virtually executed one in all but name in their local areas, though. This is going to be shifting quickly it seems.

Coronavirus Statistics For November 18-19, 2020

Figures are still not being reported correctly at the Ohio Department of Health. According to the gubernatorial press conference that actually happened on Thursday there are twelve thousand rapid tests that have not been verified yet. The state wants to ensure that they’re actually positive before throwing them into the results. That’s why this is posted a day later as I wanted to wait and see if the Ohio Department of Health caught up on their backlog. Unfortunately they did not.

The provisional counts for Ashtabula County are as follows:

  • November 18th — 1752 (+74)
  • November 19th — 1831 (+79)

These may be adjusted upwards although the backlogged tests may just be dumped into a single day’s numbers causing a huge spike. The majority of those rapid tests are apparently positive but they haven’t been verified. There is no indication as to where they fit into the mix.

The following counties were known to have issued stay-at-home advisories before 11:59 PM on Thursday:

  • Cuyahoga
  • Franklin
  • Medina
  • Montgomery
  • Summit
  • Lucas
  • Hamilton

Further updates later today after the 2 PM data dump by the state which should hopefully occur on time.

Coronavirus Update For November 20, 2020

County-level numbers have not been released today at all. It is a good question if or when the numbers will go up. The state-level numbers were handed out via press release.

The updated list of counties known to have issued stay-at-home advisories includes:

  • Clark
  • Cuyahoga
  • Franklin
  • Lucas
  • Hamilton
  • Medina
  • Montgomery
  • Summit

Nobody is keeping track from the state perspective on all these local declarations. I’m having a rough time tracking them down based on news reports.

Second Coronavirus Update For November 20, 2020

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

  • Yesterday’s cumulative case count of 1831
  • Today’s cumulative case count of 1915
  • One day change in cumulative case count of +84

These numbers are provisional due to the figures still missing.

The updated list of counties known to have issued stay-at-home advisories includes:

  • Ashtabula
  • Clark
  • Cuyahoga
  • Franklin
  • Lucas
  • Hamilton
  • Medina
  • Montgomery
  • Portage
  • Summit

Nobody is keeping track from the state perspective on all these local declarations. I’m having a rough time tracking them down based on news reports. I would not have caught Ashtabula County’s declaration but by random chance seeing something on the Facebook page of Gazette Newspapers of all things.

Online Church Service Update

Earlier today the three health departments of Ashtabula County jointly adopted a stay-at-home advisory much like other counties throughout the state of Ohio have done. While it does not ban church services it does note that gathering together in any social event is inadvisable at this time. Three weeks ago Ashtabula County was at the bottom of the list for coronavirus incidence in a ranking of all of Ohio’s counties. This week we reached the top twenty.

The copy of the advisory posted by the Ashtabula City Health Department can be found here: PDF file

Online video services shall continue. Videos will be posted to the YouTube channel which allows the easiest viewing across the widest variety of platforms. Whether you are watching on a smartphone, computer, or television the YouTube platform presently provides the easiest means of access. Links back to the video will be posted to appropriate groups on Facebook and sharing of the video is encouraged.

The plate is not passed during online services like this. If you feel moved to support the effort then buy a fiction book I have written. With luck I will get the third story finished this month.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.