For the past couple of months, COVID-19 had just about disappeared from out nation’s headlines. Not any longer.
The remarkably contagious Delta variant has the quantity of bacterial infections soaring in all 50 states. The Tokyo Olympic Online games will be played in front of empty seats athletes from across the entire world have tested positive, together with a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and two members of the men’s basketball team. The New York Yankees lineup appears to be like a insignificant league squad’s, thanks to 6 infections on the team.
Clearly COVID-19 stays a serious challenge in the United States and throughout the earth. Ocean County isn’t immune.
The Ocean County Well being Section reported 109 new good situations on Monday. Now, the department’s figures are considerably inflated on Mondays due to the fact they incorporate instances from Saturday and Sunday as nicely as Monday. And sure adequate, only 27 new good instances have been documented on Friday, July 16. But 51 new circumstances ended up noted past Thursday, 19 on Wednesday and 22 on Tuesday. The overall for the 7 days of July 13 via July 19 was 228 new optimistic cases, an ordinary of around 32 circumstances a day.
Assess that to the 7 days of June 22 to 28, just 3 weeks prior. All those figures have been respectively 14, 14, 16, 38 and 44 for the weekend moreover Monday for a complete of 126 conditions in the 7 days, an average of 18 for every day.
Genuine, the figures seem to be minuscule compared to the week of Feb. 2 as a result of 8, when COVID-19 was at complete throttle. The respective figures in Ocean County then had been 223, 217, 338, 347, 362, 330 and 114 for a full of 1,931 new optimistic cases. The daily regular that 7 days was just limited of 276 new circumstances, and so many have been being documented that the OCHD had to update figures every day.
So, the sky isn’t slipping COVID-smart in Ocean County this July, at the very least not when when compared to February. Nonetheless, the amount of positive check outcomes has nearly doubled in three weeks. COVID-19 might be down, but sad to say it is not out. —R.M.