posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 11:57 PM
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: putnam6
Where does that Rt place get its data? Is it more reliable?
From the website
Where is your data coming from?
We currently source both positive and total case counts from covidtracking.com. From their FAQ: "Almost all of the data we compile is taken directly
from the websites of state/territory public health authorities."
That again was from when the website first went live. Below is some things I noticed about Hawaii, and of course an opinion or 3 but the data from
Hawaii's Health Department backs it up
14 day trend for the state's new cases looks flat but the source says *The Hawaii Data Collaborative is not affiliated, associated, or officially
connected in any way with the State of Hawaii Department of Health; their COVID-19 webpage can be accessed at the link here.
Just another tid bit from Hawaii's actual health department Current Situation in Hawaii
Updated 8/25/2020: We have seen several recent case clusters surrounding social activities such as break room gatherings, work pot-lucks, and other
social gatherings. We suspect and in some cases have confirmed these cases are related to inconsistent mask-wearing and lack of physical
There have been 7,260 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. Of those cases, 6% have required hospitalization and 6,738 (93%) were residents.
That's like 300 and change people hospitalized since the beginning and while I understand that may tax your hospitals that along with other factors
make Hawaii an outlier. Still with a population of 1.4 million that's not a lot of cases.
At 51 COVID deaths for the year in Hawaii, it's not even the top 10 cause of death 4 times as many drug overdoses 4 times as many from kidney disease
6 times as likely to die from chronic lower respiratory disease,500 times likely to die of heart disease. Ergo you ain't likely to catch the COVID in
Hawaii and if you do you are likely to survive