@cosullivan I didn't know it was raining down there!
@gemlog oh yeah, both sides of the border. Having an herbal tisane and awaiting pie.
@cosullivan That's crazy! You poor woman!
@gemlog Not every US state can have the same successes containing the contagion our province can. i should see what states are doing better per capita. i know NL, MB and PE plus territories have lower numbers per capita than us.
The US patrol police and the Covid-19 checkpoints were absent when we came up yesterday.
@cosullivan Isn't it frustrating having to look up population numbers and convert the number of cases/deaths to per capita - i.e. something actually a decent means for comaparison? Grrr.
I'm more fortunate than you in this regard. The northern health region in BC comprises 600k km^2 and we have 0 hostpitalized, 0 in icu and have had 0 deaths from covid. Same as Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. Of course, we only have 300k people in our area too so... 0.5 people per km^2 ;-)
@gemlog some sites already have per capita numbers posted. My health region is 'the worst' for the province with 11 hospitalizations, 2 of those in ICU out of 166 active cases. i still have to be careful, but I am happy to openly geocache in good weather.
@cosullivan I know, some do, but the newspapers are the worst for posting alarmist and entirely useless absolute numbers with no regard for the size of the population.
Here's a decent one of deaths worldwide per one million population as of July 1, 2020, by country https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/
Per 100k seems more common though, but easy to shift the decimal in your head.
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