Virus Death Rates at Lowest Level, Secretary Reports

Hospitalizations also at lowest level in two months.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the number of people seeking treatment and dying from COVID-19 is at its lowest point since April.

“We now are seeing deaths at the lowest level in about two months… we’ve been about two weeks with fewer than 1,000 deaths each day… hospitalizations at the lowest level in two months,” Secretary Azar said.

Cases have been increasing around the country, he said, giving researchers the ability to pinpoint and investigate the causes in specific regions.

“And while we’re seeing cases increase, those case increases are happening in about 10 counties around the country, and they can be for any number of reasons and we’re deploying teams out there to get to the bottom of them,” he said.

He added that the average age of people contracting the virus has fallen. “That’s a really good sign,” he said. “That means reaching a lot of people with additional testing and we may be actually pulling in asymptomatic cases.”

He said he personally is visiting multiple locations in west Michigan today to learn about steps being taken in the ongoing battle there against the coronavirus.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Azar, members of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force, and others looking to track the movement of the virus infections across the nation.
  • For researchers from the Health and Human Services Department across the country working to ascertain specific causes for increases in cases in some regions.
  • For recovery of those still hospitalized with COVID-19, and for families who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.

Sources:  Newsmax, MichiganLive


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