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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:01 PM

4. My county is jaw dropping

Our first case was diagnosed 115 days ago. In the first 114 days we had 20 deaths. Today they reported six.

In June we averaged two new hospitalizations a day. The first eight days of July we averaged four. Today they reported 17.

Our positivity rate quadrupled in the last 16 days or so.

We are definitely in the first wave. I have a graphic I would love to post here to show how horrific our situation is, but I don't have a place to host the picture online to link to it.

It shows a long steady slow climb from the third week of March until about June 12. The rise gets a little steeper and then takes a sharp increase up around June 20. I attribute that to the madness of reopening our state and county over Memorial Day weekend. The lag time in feeling symptoms and getting test results makes that about right.

That sharp slope has not abated since, and still climbing.There is no leveling off whatsoever. I dread what it is going to look like around July 26 when we start seeing the impact of July 4.

And they are talking about opening schools in a month.

Having a hard conversation with my high school senior after dinner tonight. He's not going to have a senior year. We're considering alternatives and reaching out to his preferred conservatories and colleges to seek their input. We're writing the end of his high school career off and seeing what we can do to get him where he wants to be for the 2021-22 school year.

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