It does say 1001 now, thanks. It did say 997 when I checked earlier today. Not sure how yesterday’s gets further updated today. Only 873 today as of now.It shows 1,001 for yesterday. The point is that it is creeping back up to where was a month ago. But even if this is where it plateaus, we are at an average of 760 deaths/day, and averaging over 60,000 cases per day.
For comparison, Germany had 486 cases and 4 deaths yesterday. They have a population of 83 million or about 25% of the US. If we were at 2,000 cases and 20 deaths per day, we wouldn't be having this discussion about playing sports, we'd be out doing it. Even at 20,000 cases and 200 it would be much easier. We are not going in the right direction. For things like Fall sports, it's getting late early.
I guess my point is that for how much cases have exploded in the last 2-3 weeks, I would’ve expected a 1200-1500 deaths upward trend by now. So far that’s not coming to fruition. 1000 is bad, but it’s not spiking bad. At that level, people might not pull the plug, regardless how poor that compares to Europe.