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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Inconsistencies in Reporting COVID-19 in Pennsylvania



This week the PA Health department has changed how it reports the cases and deaths.  Before they reported the cases and deaths.  Later,they reported the number of negative tests in addition to the positive tests.  They then added the demographics of the cases and deaths.  Along the way they created the chart above showing the density of cases in the state (on the right) and a histogram with the number of new cases per day by region in the state (the grey area on the chart shows where there is a lag in reporting).  Later still they added the number of cases and deaths in nursing homes.  Finally they added probable cases and deaths but dropped probable deaths the next day.  These concerns were addressed by PA secretary of health in the video below.

 

Sex

Positive Cases 

Percent of Cases**

Deaths 

Female

21,584

54%

713

Male

17,902

45%

818

Neither

2

0%

0

Not reported

561

1%

6

Race

Positive Cases

Percent of Cases**

Deaths 

African American

3,874

10%

167

Asian 

401

1%

21

White 

7,949

20%

566

Other 

169

0%

3

Not reported*

27,656

69%

780

* 69% of race is not reported. Little data is available on ethnicity.
* 69% of race is not reported. Little data is available on ethnicity. 

** Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding


The demographics of cases and deaths has been reported in the table above.  Most of the cases have been female but most of the deaths have been male.  It has been reported that African Americans are disproportionately affected by the virus but data on race is underreported here in Pennsylvania.  Of the cases where race is reported, one out of three is African American when they are 11% of the state's population.  Also for those whose race is reported, 22% is African American.  This raises questions about what the racial/ethnic background of cases/deaths are for this unreported.

 


For Cambria County, the it is unknown what the demographic breakdown of cases is.  The sole death in the county was a white elderly male.  A map showing the distribution of cases by zip code can be seen here.  The map shows that the cases are evenly distributed across the county. 

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Hate group activity down in the US but the Same in Pennsylvania


In the midst of the hoopla over Coronavirus, the Southern Poverty Law Center has come out with its annual hate map.  In 2019, they were tracking 940 hate groups which was down from 1,020 in 2018.  Adjusting for the US population, there were 2.86 groups per million in 2019 which was down from 3.12 groups per million in 2018.

For Pennsylvania, the number of hate groups that they are tracking has remained steady at 36 from 2017 to 2019.  The population adjusted adjusted numbers has remained steady at 2.81 groups per million residents which has been consistently less than the national rate.  Among the states and the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania ranks 29 in hate groups per million.

The numbers and rates are summarized in the table below.  The District of Columbia has had the highest rate of hate groups in the US since 2016 with a slight decrease in 2019 to 26.12 groups per million.  Montana had the second highest rate at 5.61 groups/million which was down from 6.59 groups/million.  Only 14 states had an increase in the hate group rate from 2018 to 2019. 

State

Hate Groups 2019

Population 2019

Hate groups per million '19

Hate groups per million '18

Hate groups per million '17

Hate groups per million '16

Hate groups 2016

Hate Groups 2017

Hate groups 2018

US

940

328,239,523

2.86

3.12

2.93

2.84

917

954

1,020

District of Columbia

19

705,749

26.92

38.44

37.47

30.83

21

26

27

Montana

6

1,068,778

5.61

6.59

7.62

9.59

10

8

7

Tennessee

38

6,829,174

5.56

5.32

5.51

5.71

38

37

36

Arkansas

15

3,017,804

4.97

4.65

3.99

5.35

16

12

14

South Dakota

4

884,659

4.52

7.93

8.05

8.09

7

7

7

Louisiana

21

4,648,794

4.52

4.51

2.78

2.99

14

13

21

Virginia

36

8,535,519

4.22

4.58

4.37

4.64

39

37

39

Mississippi

12

2,976,149

4.03

4.35

5.03

6.02

18

15

13

Washington

30

7,614,893

3.94

3.72

3.51

2.88

21

26

28

Idaho

7

1,787,065

3.92

5.70

6.99

7.13

12

12

10

Colorado

22

5,758,736

3.82

3.86

3.75

2.89

16

21

22

Georgia

38

10,617,423

3.58

3.90

3.84

3.10

32

40

41

Oregon

15

4,217,737

3.56

3.58

4.34

2.69

11

18

15

Missouri

21

6,137,428

3.42

3.92

2.94

3.94

24

18

24

Kentucky

15

4,467,673

3.36

2.91

2.47

5.18

23

11

13

Maryland

20

6,045,680

3.31

3.48

3.14

2.99

18

19

21

South Carolina

17

5,148,714

3.30

3.34

2.79

2.42

12

14

17

Alabama

16

4,903,185

3.26

4.71

4.72

5.55

27

23

23

Vermont

2

623,989

3.21

1.60

3.21

1.60

1

2

1

Florida

67

21,477,737

3.12

3.52

3.15

3.06

63

66

75

Nebraska

6

1,934,408

3.10

4.15

4.69

2.62

5

9

8

Delaware

3

973,764

3.08

2.07

2.08

4.20

4

2

2

North Carolina

32

10,488,084

3.05

3.85

3.11

3.06

31

32

40

Indiana

20

6,732,219

2.97

3.59

4.65

3.92

26

31

24

New Hampshire

4

1,359,711

2.94

7.37

6.70

4.50

6

9

10

Nevada

9

3,080,156

2.92

3.30

3.00

1.36

4

9

10

Arizona

21

7,278,717

2.89

2.79

3.14

2.60

18

22

20

Hawaii

4

1,415,872

2.83

3.52

0.70

0.00

0

1

5

Pennsylvania

36

12,801,989

2.81

2.81

2.81

3.13

40

36

36

Alaska

2

731,545

2.73

5.42

5.41

0.00

0

4

4

Michigan

27

9,986,857

2.70

3.10

2.91

2.82

28

29

31

Ohio

31

11,689,100

2.65

3.08

2.66

3.01

35

31

36

North Dakota

2

762,062

2.62

3.95

2.65

1.32

1

2

3

Wisconsin

15

5,822,434

2.58

2.58

1.90

1.56

9

11

15

Oklahoma

10

3,956,971

2.53

2.28

2.54

1.53

6

10

9

New Jersey

21

8,882,190

2.36

2.02

1.89

1.68

15

17

18

New York

44

19,453,561

2.26

2.41

2.42

2.38

47

48

47

Connecticut

8

3,565,287

2.24

1.68

1.67

1.40

5

6

6

West Virginia

4

1,792,147

2.23

2.77

2.20

2.18

4

4

5

California

88

39,512,223

2.23

2.10

1.90

2.01

79

75

83

Massachusetts

15

6,892,503

2.18

2.03

1.46

1.76

12

10

14

Texas

63

28,995,881

2.17

2.54

2.33

1.97

55

66

73

Minnesota

12

5,639,632

2.13

2.14

2.15

1.81

10

12

12

Illinois

26

12,671,821

2.05

2.43

2.66

2.50

32

34

31

Wyoming

1

578,759

1.73

1.73

1.73

3.42

2

1

1

Utah

5

3,205,958

1.56

2.85

0.97

0.98

3

3

9

Maine

2

1,344,212

1.49

3.74

2.25

2.25

3

3

5

Kansas

3

2,913,314

1.03

4.81

1.37

2.41

7

4

14

Iowa

3

3,155,070

0.95

0.95

1.27

1.28

4

4

3

Rhode Island

1

1,059,361

0.94

1.89

2.83

0.95

1

3

2

New Mexico

1

2,096,829

0.48

0.00

0.48

0.96

2

1

0


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