COVID Bits

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  • U.S. mortality rate: 52 deaths per 100,000 people. New Zealand mortality rate: 0.45 deaths per 100,000 people.
  • 94,352: The number of ventilators that have been produced for the federal government’s stockpile since the start of the pandemic.
  • Statewide: 25 percent of hospital beds and 21 percent of ICU beds are available.           Tampa Bay: 23 percent of hospital beds and 18 percent of ICU beds are available.
  • Hillsborough tourist tax collections for July: $1.56 million. In July 2019: $2.5 million.
  • In the U.S., 4 million schoolchildren do not have internet access at home.
  • A recent Gallup Poll found that one third of people would not get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s ready—even if it were free.
  • The S&P 500 recently closed at an all-time high (3,508.01). Too bad the stock market is not the economy.
  • 38: The number (so far) of MLB games postponed because of positive tests with Miami, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincinnati and New York (Mets).

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