Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 26, 2020 -- as of 2359 GMT

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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

This is the 40th and final report in a series of nightly updates regarding Wuhan Virus numbers in these United States. Starting tomorrow at 1000EST, we will begin reporting on a weekly basis with more in-depth analysis. As of 2359Z, the below charts reflect current U.S. Wuhan virus numbers.

Slide One’s data table shows New U.S. Infections, while its associated graphic shows the trend line over time. Today’s number of new infections reported is 26,378, which is 9,041 fewer than yesterday. The curve in new infections is still moving in the right direction.

Slide Two’s data table shows New U.S. Fatalities and New U.S. Fatalities with New York’s numbers extracted. The graphic on the right shows the trend lines over time. Today, we added 1,155 to the total count of American deaths, raising the total to 55,396. This was 908 fewer than yesterday, which is a blessing and despite the erroneous classification procedures now promoted by the federal government and the fact that New York continues to be an outlier. By showing Fatalities both with and without New York’s numbers, our RedState Readers can compare both lines and draw their own conclusions.


Slide 3’s data table contains the estimated U.S. Wuhan Virus Mortality Rate. The Mortality Rate (M/R) (calculated by dividing the number of reported U.S. Infections into the number of reported U.S Fatalities) remains over 5%. The graphic to the right contains not only the estimated M/R trend line but also the trend lines if, as is currently being reported, the number of infections is significantly larger than first thought. It shows the M/R if we assume for each reported case of Wuhan Virus, there are 1, 10, or 20 other persons out there with it. These numbers will change going forward as we find better, more accurate information to use as the denominator.

For today’s report:

M/R = 5.61%

+1 = 2.81%
+10 = 0.51%
+20 = 0.27%

Analysis: Today, we see the evidence of continued artificial tampering with the numbers and, yet again, the continued outsized impact the State of New York has on reporting. However, given new reports that the number of U.S. infections is far larger than originally thought, the Mortality Rate appears to be moving towards that of our annual flu. More to follow as we explore this in detail in our weekly report.


The RedState Team hopes this daily update has been of some value to our readers. Going forward we will continue to modify our reporting to most accurately reflect facts on the ground. I’d also like to extend our thanks to those of you who not only read these reports but also give us the ground truth from where you live. I might not have said so previously, but I look at all that stuff and it all provides me valuable information that helps with the research I do for this. It also helps our fellow Americans to realize that we all don’t live in New York City. Again, Thank You.

Prayers for all the folks on the front lines of this effort who are putting themselves at risk on our behalf.

Below is the screenshot of the Worldometers site, showing the “as of” timestamp for the data in this post.


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