The 2/1/2021 numbers bring an apparent uptick in Texas, but it’s just a data reporting issue. It’s due to a backlog of cases that all got reported yesterday. Absent that, we remain on a slow crawl toward normalcy.
I think I’ll just present the numbers in this post, and talk about them in the next.
That’s enough to perturb the South Central regional number, but not the national number.
U.S. and six regions
When I graph this in raw case counts, the national line above (blue) looks like the rate of decline is slowing down. But it’s not. The way to see that is to graph it in logs, where constant growth rates graph as straight lines, as below.
And so, things remain on a slow slide toward normalcy.