Steve Thode is our Covid numbers cruncher. He has a sobering report of recent Covid-19 deaths here in Pa.
Today [Wednesday], DoH reported an additional 181 new deaths from COVID. That brings the 7-day total to 514 new deaths, of which 19 were among LTCF residents and 495 were among non-LTCF [nursing home] residents.
That's the largest 7-day total number of new deaths since February 23, and, the largest 7-day number of new deaths among non-LTCF residents since February 5.
Unfortunately, over the 7 past days, there have been 4 COVID deaths in NorCo and 1 in Lehigh.
Now, 96% of those dying from COVID are non-LCTF.
This is why I still mask up when I visit a store, even though one fellow yelled at me for doing so a week ago.
It ain't virtue signalling. It's common sense.