THE OVERALL SUMMARY - March 18, 2023

Overall COVID in the USA and Grant County NM and Silver City NM improved; but NM cases rose.
US week on week Covid cases fell 19.7%, and positivity (CDC resumed reporting) also fell
US COVID week on week 7 day average hospital beds in use fell, admissions fell [page 8, 25]
US FLU cases and admissions fell. RSV cases fell.
NM week on week cases rose 2.8% this week, hospital bed usage rose, and positivity rose [page 13, 14, 24]
Grant County Week on Week cases fell 34.4% [page 5, 16, 22]


Grant County Week on Week cases fell 34.4% [page 5, 16, 22]
Covid Silver City week on week cases fell 23.5%, Bayard cases fell, and Hurley was mostly level [page 17, 18]
GRMC bi-weekly covid ED visit percentages as of 03/14/23 (nmdoh most recent data) FELL [page 20]
GRMC bi-weekly admissions as of: 03/12/23 (nmdoh most recent data) FELL, was 2 in last 7 days [page 20]


NM week on week cases rose 2.8% this week, hospital bed usage rose, and positivity rose [page 13, 14, 24]
Covid weekly deaths 03/17/23: Grant County 1, Luna 0, Dona Ana 2, Sierra 0, Catron 0, Hidalgo 1 [page 15]
Covid weekly cases 03/17/23: Grant County 20, Luna 9, Dona Ana 101, Sierra 3, Catron 0, Hidalgo 3 [page 15]
NM ages 50-74 are more likely to have breakthrough cases than the over 75 age group 03/13/23 [page 30]


AZ beds fell, CO beds rose, TX beds fell [page 24]
AZ cases rose, positivity fell. CO cases fell, positivity fell. TX cases fell, positivity fell. [page 9, 10, 11, 12]


COVID: [page 7]
* USA Covid this week: cases:149,955 (-20%), admissions:18,515 (-7%)
* USA Covid last week: cases:186,793, admissions:19,985
INFLUENZA AND RSV: [page 38, 39, 40]
* USA FLU weekly cases for 03/11/23 fell 14% case count was: 745 (data sometimes revised) [page 39]
* USA RSV weekly cases for 03/11/23 fell 57% case count was: 350 (data sometimes revised) [page 40]
* USA weekly new cases: Covid: FELL Flu: FELL
* USA weekly hospital admissions: Covid: FELL Flu: FELL
* USA weekly hospital beds in use: Covid: FELL


NOTE: US COVID positivity is back to reporting for states as well as the USA as a whole
NOTE: VACCINATION DATA as well as VARIANT DATA can be seen [page 27]

03/13/23: Blood clots occurring post covid
03/13/23: Comparing myocarditis from vaccines versus from covid itself
03/13/23: The winter COVID wave that wasn't: Why the US didn't see a surge
02/27/23: A condition called POTS rose after covid, but patients can't find care
02/26/23: COVID-19 admissions up in 21 states. Western states are seeing some of the largest increases.
02/13/23: The 20% Medicare cut coming for hospitals, less testing? fuel a covid surge?

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