August 19 Report


We will be hitting the road today, so a short update only.

While reported deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. jumped back up to 1,349 after this weekend’s lull, cases grew by only 43,226 over the past 24 hours, a rate well below the 7-day moving average.  This brings the totals to 171,800 deaths and just shy of 5.5 million cases.

As expected, the number of global cases exceeded 22 million for the first time, growing by 253,000 to 22.17 million.  The number of deaths climbed by about 7,000 to 781,753.