When showing COVID data, why not separate what is related to Covid, not Covid and total.
Ventilators used, Ventilators available is shown, but what % of ventilators are used for COVID and what % is non Covid
Emergency and hospital rooms, same break outs
See Alaska numbers
Saw these numbers yesterday and found them interesting. O.44% of Alaska's population is currently listed as positive for Covid-19. (3,280)
0.003% of Alaska's population is currently in the hospital for Covid-19. (27 - Note: This number has DECLINED despite assurances it was going to increase dramatically to justify the new hunker down.)
0.8% of the total current positive Covid-19 tests are hospitalized. Read it again. 0.8% positives went to the hospital.
0.003% of Alaska's population has died from Covid-19. (23)
About the overwhelmed hospitals:
596 out of 1400 hospital beds statewide are empty.
815 out of the 842 occupied beds are non-Covid patients.
260 out of the 286 available ventilators are unused.
23 out of the 26 ventilators currently in use are by NON-Covid patients.
77 out 163 ICU beds are empty. There is no current published data on how many Covid patients are in ICU.
99.2% of the positive cases experience moderate, mild, or no symptoms whatsoever. 99.2%.
This is a new and highly contagious respiratory infection. Normal, reasonably healthy immune systems experience some minor illness and fight it off just like every other pathogen we encounter on a daily basis. A very small fraction of the population has a greater risk just as they do with all other respiratory infections.
All of these numbers came from the Alaska DHSS website as of today. High risk individuals as well as those uncomfortable with ANY amount of risk for this disease should take extraordinary precautions to prevent exposure.