March 23 will be the one year anniversary of the first case of coronavirus in Cambria County. The graph above shows the trend in cases and vaccinations over the past year. The graph below shows the trend in deaths. The first death was reported on April 7. The county now (as of this writing) has 12,059 cases, 402 deaths, and 19,664 full vaccinations. As I update the numbers on Google sheets, the numbers on the graphs in this post will be updated.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
I have been tracking the number of cases and deaths almost every day over the past year. It has been a labor of love keeping track of the pandemic here. The feedback has been mostly positive to this effort. As more publicly available data has been released over the year, the effort has taken more and more of my time every day. In addition to the daily posting of numbers, I have written 34 out of 47 posts on corona virus on this blog. The more insights that I can provide for the public to guide decision making the better.
In This Together Cambria is putting together a slideshow showing the resilience of the area to the past years challenges. Submissions are due by March 26. One story I can add is the passing of Rosie Caeti, an old family friend who passed away last on March 13 from complications from Corona Virus at 87. She used to babysit my dad when he was young.
Soon, the county health rankings for every county in the US will be released for 2021. I do not yet know how or if coronavirus deaths will factor into the rankings.