How is your town doing? Local Reports.

EYESAILOR

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I live in a small harbor town on the CT coast. We are adjacent to a larger urban town.  The town is run by a board of selectmen and there is a very good sense of community. The population is 21,700.  4,600 are under the age of 12 so our vaccine eligible population is 17,100.

As at 8/18, 96% of our vaccine eligible residents had at least one shot , and 88% had both shots. This will reach 96% in about 2 weeks.

Here are the age group details

               1st shot    Fully Vaccinated

[SIZE=14.066px]12[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]17[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]97.48%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     87.72%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]18[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]24[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]99+%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]        [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]94.66%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]25[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]44[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]85.77%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]78.43%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]45[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]64[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]95.38%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE]   [SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]90.92%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]65+[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]        [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]99+%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE]      [SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]95.97%[/SIZE]

[SIZE=14.066px]I am particularly impressed by the 18-24 year old demographic setting an example to their community. They are 95% fully vaccinated and on their way to 100%.[/SIZE]

This is a very American town with a real sense of community . Neighbors drop off home grown vegetables on your door step. The local primary care physicians know their patients by name .  The neighborhood patch forums are proud of our vaccination achievements. The town selectmen update the town covid website on a weekly basis. We have a fraction of the infection rate of the towns on either side of us. It feels safe on the high street and folks still wear masks in the grocery store. Covid is addressed locally.

How is your town doing?

 

EYESAILOR

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Since July 21st, 100% of our covid positive tests have been the Delta variant.  The Delta variant first appeared in the last week of May with one case, when most cases were Alpha. Alpha has completely disappeared .

In all of May and June, we only had 4 cases per month.  August so far ,we have already had 49 cases , an increase of 12.5x (all Delta). But still well below the 400 cases we had in a month pre-vaccine. 18 cases were under 12 years old., 15 were non-vaccinated adults. 16 were vaccinated adults.

Thus in August:   

15/1,986 unvaccinated people over the age of 12 tested positive for covid

16/15,146 vaccinated people tested positive

18/ 4,595 children under 12 tested positive.

We also have a daily report over the past trailing 7 days.  The information is detailed and transparent. 

 

slug zitski

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I live in a small harbor town on the CT coast. We are adjacent to a larger urban town.  The town is run by a board of selectmen and there is a very good sense of community. The population is 21,700.  4,600 are under the age of 12 so our vaccine eligible population is 17,100.

As at 8/18, 96% of our vaccine eligible residents had at least one shot , and 88% had both shots. This will reach 96% in about 2 weeks.

Here are the age group details

               1st shot    Fully Vaccinated

[SIZE=14.066px]12[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]17[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]97.48%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     87.72%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]18[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]24[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]99+%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]        [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]94.66%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]25[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]44[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]85.77%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]78.43%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]45[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]64[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]95.38%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE]   [SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]90.92%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]65+[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]        [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]99+%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE]      [SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]95.97%[/SIZE]

[SIZE=14.066px]I am particularly impressed by the 18-24 year old demographic setting an example to their community. They are 95% fully vaccinated and on their way to 100%.[/SIZE]

This is a very American town with a real sense of community . Neighbors drop off home grown vegetables on your door step. The local primary care physicians know their patients by name .  The neighborhood patch forums are proud of our vaccination achievements. The town selectmen update the town covid website on a weekly basis. We have a fraction of the infection rate of the towns on either side of us. It feels safe on the high street and folks still wear masks in the grocery store. Covid is addressed locally.

How is your town doing?


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Steam Flyer

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Eastern NC
I dunno about the demographics, other than a much higher percentage of people over 65 are vaccinated. The overall percentage is 45% and it's creeping up slowly (about 2% a week) after being stalled for months.

But about 2/3 of people in public wear masks correctly, many stores are now demanding that people walking in wear masks.

Hospital is currently in OK shape, elective procedures are proceeding, beds available. The thing I worry about is the positive rate is going up, currently 12.5%

- DSK

 

EYESAILOR

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I dunno about the demographics, other than a much higher percentage of people over 65 are vaccinated. The overall percentage is 45% and it's creeping up slowly (about 2% a week) after being stalled for months.

But about 2/3 of people in public wear masks correctly, many stores are now demanding that people walking in wear masks.

Hospital is currently in OK shape, elective procedures are proceeding, beds available. The thing I worry about is the positive rate is going up, currently 12.5%

- DSK
Our positivity rate got as low as 0.2% in June and has increased to 3.2% last week. It was 15.8% in April 2020 which was the peak of the pandemic for our town.

 

Rain Man

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Wet coast.
Central Island is really just a couple of small cities - Nanaimo and Duncan.  We are getting many cases and according to my health care professional wife our covid units are full of almost exclusively unvaccinated patients, a significant number of which are unvaccinated children.  The population of the central island is around 200K.  Things are somewhat worse now that when we had the original variants.  

This started when the government opened up travel between regions and provinces at the beginning of the summer.  The delta variant said 'thank-you very much' and found its way into the unvaccinated. 

I learned today that while grades 4-12 must be masked at school next month, the teachers are not required to be vaccinated.  WTF?  As a retired teacher this makes no sense to me.  As a parent I am glad I don't have young children going back to school - I think I would keep them home.

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ShortForBob

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Melbourne
I live in a small harbor town on the CT coast. We are adjacent to a larger urban town.  The town is run by a board of selectmen and there is a very good sense of community. The population is 21,700.  4,600 are under the age of 12 so our vaccine eligible population is 17,100.

As at 8/18, 96% of our vaccine eligible residents had at least one shot , and 88% had both shots. This will reach 96% in about 2 weeks.

Here are the age group details

               1st shot    Fully Vaccinated

[SIZE=14.066px]12[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]17[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]97.48%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     87.72%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]18[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]24[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]99+%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]        [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]94.66%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]25[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]44[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]85.77%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]78.43%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]45[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]-[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]64[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]     [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]95.38%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE]   [SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]90.92%[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14.066px]65+[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]        [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]99+%[/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE]      [SIZE=14.066px] [/SIZE][SIZE=14.066px]95.97%[/SIZE]

[SIZE=14.066px]I am particularly impressed by the 18-24 year old demographic setting an example to their community. They are 95% fully vaccinated and on their way to 100%.[/SIZE]

This is a very American town with a real sense of community . Neighbors drop off home grown vegetables on your door step. The local primary care physicians know their patients by name .  The neighborhood patch forums are proud of our vaccination achievements. The town selectmen update the town covid website on a weekly basis. We have a fraction of the infection rate of the towns on either side of us. It feels safe on the high street and folks still wear masks in the grocery store. Covid is addressed locally.

How is your town doing?
Must be a lovely place  to live.

Could I ask what the demographic looks like in terms of education and income? 

 

12 metre

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English Bay
I learned today that while grades 4-12 must be masked at school next month, the teachers are not required to be vaccinated.  WTF?  As a retired teacher this makes no sense to me. 
Such is ever thus in a union environment.

Even health care workers are not yet required to be vaccinated and the BC Nurses Union only says that should the province bring in a mandatory vaccine order, it's members should obey it.  Which is a pretty vague position on the matter.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8087122/covid-19-growing-support-for-mandatory-vaccination-of-b-c-health-care-workers/

This item is dated Aug 4, so maybe things have changed in the interim.

 

EYESAILOR

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Must be a lovely place  to live.

Could I ask what the demographic looks like in terms of education and income? 
Overall, the residents have above average income per household compared to the state and the USA. 

The education levels are high with a  well ranked public high school

 

The Q

Super Anarchist
Since I live in a village of about 20 people we don't rate separate statistics,  no one in the village has had Covid..

This is the county chart, we are in the light blue district. Capture.PNG

The England vaccination take up rates.

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The overall the total take up is 87% 1 dose, 75% 2 doses so far, the Area, I live in has an average age of over 50, so the take up average  level is much higher. They have extended the issuing of jabs down to 12 years old if vulnerable to the covid, and are about to extend it to all from 12 years old.

 

Bill E Goat

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Sydney
Overall, the residents have above average income per household compared to the state and the USA. 

The education levels are high with a  well ranked public high school
You seem to be in a good place, however are you able to explain to me as someone from the other  side of the world why universal free public education is the norm but universal free healthcare is seen as socialist !  Is it there is no money in private education but plenty in private medical care

 

EYESAILOR

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You seem to be in a good place, however are you able to explain to me as someone from the other  side of the world why universal free public education is the norm but universal free healthcare is seen as socialist !  Is it there is no money in private education but plenty in private medical care
I’m going to try and avoid politics in this thread. I’m interested in how local communities are doing in the battle against Covid. 

 

bletso

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Louisville KY
This pretty much sums up what is going on around here.  (Louisville, KY).   https://news.yahoo.com/kentucky-governor-says-hed-issue-231105633.html   Went into a restaurant last night to pick up my order and the place was crowded.  I was the ONLY one in the place with a mask!  Around here it is a real mixed bag.  Some stores/restaurants the workers wear masks and the plastic shields are still in place.   Others - it looks pre-pandemic.  

Why some of these legislatures hamstring people trying to do the right things is something I will never understand.  

 

Bill E Goat

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Sydney
I’m going to try and avoid politics in this thread. I’m interested in how local communities are doing in the battle against Covid. 
Appreciate it

Here in Sydney we didn't realise how virulent the Delta strain was and having had no cases for a while became complacent, when the PM said the vaccination rollout wasn't a race just showed how stupid/arrogant they were.  However the biggest problem is despite setting rules the outbreaks came from people not following them and spreading it everywhere.  Not sure what you can do about that

PM me with your thoughts on the other subject

 

Chasm

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Numbers are climbing again. Local incidence is 57 (41 cases in 7 days), 63 for the region (729 cases in 7 days). 50 for the state and 72 for the nation.  50+ would result in increased measures but all politicians are most hesitant to do that, using any and all leeway to delay. Why? All of them have a serve case of election season....

There are no local vaccination numbers. The state is 67.4% single and 61.3% fully vaccinated. Nation wide 64.8% got a single dose and 59.9% are fully vaccinated. That is calculated against all age groups not just eligible ones. Fudged numbers would be 72.8 and 67.7%.

There is some age information for the vaccine:
60+: 85.6 - 83.7
18-59: 64.3 - 63.7
12+: 29.8 -19.5 (fast uptake, just got approved)

There is some discussion if the real vaccination numbers are higher because reporting by local doctors is shit. Not an unreasonable take. Unfortunately those revised numbers are mighty close to "Lets just count age 12+ that can actually get the vaccine." so I don't know what to make of them.

Local cfr is on the order of 2.13/2.23 (all time, against all cases/recovered). Right now 2.2% of the Covid patients are hospitalized, 2.4% of the in use ICU beds in the region are Covid.

Prognosis? If at all possible maximum delay until the end of next month. Chances are that once the federal election is done the hammer will come down. No need to get elected for a while and nobody want to be remembered for another lockdown.

 

EYESAILOR

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Numbers are climbing again. Local incidence is 57 (41 cases in 7 days), 63 for the region (729 cases in 7 days). 50 for the state and 72 for the nation.  50+ would result in increased measures but all politicians are most hesitant to do that, using any and all leeway to delay. Why? All of them have a serve case of election season....

There are no local vaccination numbers. The state is 67.4% single and 61.3% fully vaccinated. Nation wide 64.8% got a single dose and 59.9% are fully vaccinated. That is calculated against all age groups not just eligible ones. Fudged numbers would be 72.8 and 67.7%.

There is some age information for the vaccine:
60+: 85.6 - 83.7
18-59: 64.3 - 63.7
12+: 29.8 -19.5 (fast uptake, just got approved)

There is some discussion if the real vaccination numbers are higher because reporting by local doctors is shit. Not an unreasonable take. Unfortunately those revised numbers are mighty close to "Lets just count age 12+ that can actually get the vaccine." so I don't know what to make of them.

Local cfr is on the order of 2.13/2.23 (all time, against all cases/recovered). Right now 2.2% of the Covid patients are hospitalized, 2.4% of the in use ICU beds in the region are Covid.

Prognosis? If at all possible maximum delay until the end of next month. Chances are that once the federal election is done the hammer will come down. No need to get elected for a while and nobody want to be remembered for another lockdown.
Try and say something about where you are reporting from.......country, region, town?

Vaccination uptake seems to depends a great deal on the local community. Drive 15 miles down the road and the vaccination rate and infection rate is entirely different.  Thus , perhaps, we can learn from different communities.

Transparency and reporting is an important component of what is going on in our town.  There is a "town spirit" to try and make it a safer place. The youth vaccination rate is really impressive.

 

Lark

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I'm in west central (semirural) Ohio, we are lower then state averages.    

Our numbers, vaccine completed.   

                                     County         State

0-19 y                             7.2             13.5%

20-29y                           22               39.5 %

30-39y                           28              46.5

40-49y                           32               53%

50-59y                           47               61%

60-64y                           61.5             71%

65-69y                          70.5              79%

70-74y                            68                83.5%

75-79y                           76.                 79.5%             

80 + years                      70.5              77%

All ages:                        35.5%           47.5%

Cases last 2 weeks      471                338 / 100,000 people.

Hospital load:    Region (3 of 8)               Statewide

% Hosp beds                        8.7                                  7.8

% ICU beds                        12.3                                12.9  

% available Ventilators           8.1                                   7.7

Hospitalization incidence (heat map) is not easily available by county of residence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard | COVID-19 (ohio.gov)

 
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EYESAILOR

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I'm in west central (semirural) Ohio, we are lower then state averages.    

Our numbers, vaccine completed.   

                                     County         State

0-19 y                             7.2             13.5%

20-29y                           22               39.5 %

30-39y                           28              46.5

40-49y                           32               53%

50-59y                           47               61%

60-64y                           61.5             71%

65-69y                          70.5              79%

70-74y                            68                83.5%

75-79y                           76.                 79.5%             

80 + years                      70.5              77%

All ages:                        35.5%           47.5%

Cases last 2 weeks      471                338 / 100,000 people.

Hospital load:    Region (3 of 8)               Statewide

% Hosp beds                        8.7                                  7.8

% ICU beds                        12.3                                12.9  

% available Ventilators           8.1                                   7.7

Hospitalization incidence (heat map) is not easily available by county of residence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard | COVID-19 (ohio.gov)
What is the population of the county?  Why do you think vaccination rates are so low across the board?

 
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