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SICK AND DYING: KINSA Adds South Florida To COVID-19 Watchlist

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — South Florida is now on Kinsa’s COVID-19 watch list — and that’s not a good thing.

Kinsa, which rose to international fame for accurately predicting COVID-19 spread in the early days of the pandemic based on data from its popular digital thermometer, now says South Florida is on the cusp of what may a dramatic case increase. The region is already experiencing significant upticks in infections, deaths and COVID-19 hospitalizations.

From KINSA as of 7 a.m. Friday, November 13, 2020:


“With COVID-19 data from this week showing record case numbers and hospitalizations, Kinsa’s data show no signs of things getting better. 15 states are signalling imminent increases in our early-warning system, including the already hard-hit states of Texas, Missouri and West Virginia. El Paso county in Texas, where cases are already high at 176 cases per 100k residents, is projected to only get worse.

The Midwest and Mountain West haven’t fared well over the last few weeks and there are no indications of case and hospitalization counts plateauing in these regions. Eight counties in Colorado look particularly troubling, according to our forward-looking data that accounts for rate of transmission or Rt. An Rt above one means each person infected with an illness infects more than one other person, suggesting that case counts will grow. We see similar trends in counties in Idaho, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois and others.”


Watchlist

  • Northeastern Arkansas
  • Colorado 
  • Southern FL
  • Boise area, ID 
  • Chicago area, IL 
  • Western Indiana 
  • Wichita area, KS
  • Louisville area, KY 
  • Michigan
  • Missouri 
  • Cleveland & Akron areas, OH
  • Tulsa area, OK
  • Nashville area, TN 
  • Spokane area, WA 
  • Madison area, WI

Many of the downward trends we saw in the rate of transmission of fever-based illnesses in the previous week in places like California, Oregon and Washington have begun to reverse.

The Kinsa HealthWeather map can be found here.


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