Covid Curves

There for a while we heard a lot about “flattening the curve” and how important it was. Most of America managed to meet the goal and avoid swamping hospitals with patients and running out of ventilators. While the death toll is tragic, it’s not as bad as it could have been.

Now we watch the curve of overall cases. Hopefully these will peak, then decline. This is happening in many states, as shown by the graphs at

Not all states are “winning.” Including my home state of Oklahoma. The trend (as of June 2, 2020) showed that Oklahoma appeared to peak, then went on a roller coaster ride. Since relaxing the rules the data has shown a recent and disturbing increase.

But hey… we’re doing better than North Carolina! The latest data is available from the Oklahoma State Dept of Health…

Unfortunately there is still no vaccine and the rush to return to “normal” has swept the nation. I hope we don’t see a second spike, that’s even more fatal than the first.

Update June 7, 2020
A resource I recently discovered tracks cases by zip code. Hot spots this week include Guymon, Hugo and (gulp) my neighborhood. The Oklahoma Watch tracker is updated weekly.
Oklahoma Watch: Covid-19 by Zip Code
Oklahoma’s health department has stopped releasing infection data because our health emergency is over.

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