I woke up a little snotty and sniffly this morning. I'm hoping it's just allergies, as spring is springing here fast.
Tomorrow the US will pass China in cases per capita.
Canada's number of cases are up 20%. Italy up 15%. (Both absolute numbers, not per capita.) Canada's per capita cases are only 53% of the US's.
Two-thirds of worldwide cases are now outside China.
Italy's death rate has reached 8.3% of confirmed cases. Worldwide this number is now 4.0%. US is less than half that, but elsewhere it started out relatively low, too, and then increased as people were sick long enough to die. I suspect the large initial increase in the US was because the disease happened early in that nursing home in Washington state, which was just bad luck. But it'd be nice if the US death rate stays at its relatively low level.
The US edges closer to Italy: