April 5. Ventilators Are a Last Resort

April 5.  Ventilators are a last resort.

Watching CNN, they said that the Coronavirus patients that go onto ventilators stay on them for three weeks.  Only 30% survive their complications after that.  They also said that 15% of those with the Coronavirus enter hospitals.  Dr. Fauci said that perhaps up to 50% of who catch the Coronavirus are asymptomatic.  Trump pushed the speculative hydrochloroquine with Z-pack, but it can cause complications, including heart arrhythmia.

Worldwide, there have been 1.20 million cases, and 64,774 deaths.  The US has 8,496 deaths, of which 3,564 are from New York, including 2,624 from New York City.

California has 322 deaths, and Los Angeles County has 119 deaths.

Here is the April 5 chart of Domains, Cases, and Percent Increases from yesterday.

Domain Cases Percent Increase
US 312,146 12.3%
NY 114,174 10.8%
NJ 34,124 14.1%
MI 14,225 11.6%
CA 13,897 11.1%
LA 12,496 21.4%
MA 11,736 12.8%
FL 11,545 12.4%
PA 10,507 12.6%
IL 10,312 15.8%
WA 7,632 9.5%
TX 6,871 14.0%
GA 6,383 7.0%
CT 5,276 7.4%
CO 4,565 9.4%
IN 3,953 15.0%
OH 3,739 12.9%
TN 3,322 8.3%
MD 3,172 15.0%
NC 2,507 7.3%
VA 2,407 19.6%
MO 2,344 8.9%
AZ 2,236 15.4%
WI 2,128
Canada 14,011 11.7%
Mexico 1,890 12.0%
Brazil 10,360 12.4%
Los Angeles County 5,277 15.6%
Orange County 786 10.5%

Louisiana is again very high at 21.4%, and so is Virginia at 19.6%.  A lot are around 15%, including Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Arizona, and Los Angeles County.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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