Thursday, April 16, 2020

Is Chicago bending the curve?

[VIDEO] While Mayor Lori Lightfoot seemed to remain doubtful that the stay-at-home order of Gov. JB Pritzker may be lifted. At a press conference yesterday she noted that the curve as far as coronavirus cases are beginning to bend. This was also indicated by Gov. Pritzker during his press conference on Monday noting the same for the rest of the state.

Instead of coronavirus cases doubling every two or three days back in March as Mayor Lightfoot stated in the above video. According to this graph from the city of Chicago COVID-19 data page cases are currently beginning to double every twelve days.

I hope this means that Gov. Pritzker will make some adjustments to the stay-at-home order especially after April 30, 2020. This means we can begin to ease some restrictions and I'm sure most of us would be OK with a gradual easing of the restrictions we've endured for over a month.

I'm sure public health officials will continue to work towards a vaccine or a treatment to insure this coronavirus won't continue to be a threat to the public. Meanwhile I hope you all remain safe and take your necessary precautions.

Here are the state's daily numbers from both Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 1,222 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 74 deaths
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 1346 cases of coronavirus with 80 deaths

While not daily numbers as of Wednesday, April 15 in Chicago there are 10,264 confirmed cases total in Chicago with 386 deaths. In the state the totals are 24,593 confirmed cases with 948 with 89 counties in the state confirming cases.

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