Nationwide, carnage movin' on up: Nationwide, our daily deaths are still nowhere near where they were in mid-April.
But our daily deaths are rapidly movin' on up!
Statistical blips caused by the lengthy July 4 weekend are now long behind us. Based on the Washington Post's numbers, this is the way the average number of daily deaths has risen in just the past week:
Daily deaths from coronavirusBefore the reporting glitches caused by the July 4 weekend, the average number of daily deaths stood at 546.3 (June 26-July 2).
Rolling 7-day average, nationwide
July 9-July 15: 696.9
July 10-July 16: 704.1
July 11-July 17: 720.4
July 12-July 18: 742.4
July 13-July 19: 747.4
July 14-July 20: 763.0
July 15-July 21: 799.7
Just that fast, we've moved all the way back to 800.
As you can see from Kevin Drum's graphic, coronavisus deaths have virtually been stamped out elsewhere, including in Europe—in Germany, Italy, France. The last two countries were very hard hit when the pandemic began.
In Japan, South Korea, Australia and them, they've had very few deaths at all. Over here, we're once again movin' on up. Don't tell Kayleigh McEnany! Do not tell Dr. Birx!