Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were only 19 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County today, bringing the total to 42,335 cases, with no new deaths reported. Nationally, the number of cases were up by 57,789 for a total of 28.758 million and deaths rose by 2,638 to 518K. In California, there were 5,730 new cases, for a cume total of 3.580 million.  There were 351 new deaths, for a total of 52,899.  Please stay home and stay safe.

Monterey, CA Alzheimer’s Association Is There For You When You Need Support

The Alzheimer’s Association just released its latest edition of its annual Alzheimer’s Disease Facts And Figures report, with tidbits like these:

More than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease, a number which is expected to more than double to 13 million by 2050;

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Deaths have increased by 16% during the pandemic;

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia.  It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined;

In 2021 Alzheimer’s and other dementia will cost our nation $355 billion.  By 2050 this number is expected to more than triple to $1.1 trillion;

More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.  In 2020, they provided 15.3 billion hours of care valued at more than $250 billion;

Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from heart disease have decreased by 7.3% while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 145%.

These statistics are bleak, however, this is definitely worth a read.  It also comes with an accompanying special report entitled Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer’s in America.  This examines the perspectives and experiences of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native and White Americans in regard to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.  The report also analyzes the horrible impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Regular readers of my blog know that both my father and grandmother had this terrible disease when they passed away.  There are great people at our local chapter of Alzheimer’s Association in Ryan’s Ranch.  They also have a 24-hour hotline if you need support at 800-272-3900.

 

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Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 55 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County today, bringing the total to 42,316 cases.  There was one more new fatality reported, bringing the total to 329.  Nationally, the number of cases were up by 56,672 for a total of 28.7 million and deaths rose by 1,425 to 515K. Thankfully, new federal data shows that the number of COVID-19 cases dropped by 89% from December through the second week of February.  In California, we now have 3.574 million cases and 52,548 deaths.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver : CA Cases Approach 50K

There were 132 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County today. This brings the total to 42,016, with two new deaths reported.  Nationally, the numbers are better.  There were only 59,462 new cases reported, for a cume total of 28.2 million cases.  There were 1,825 deaths, for a total of 501,014.  In California, there were 4,338 new cases for a total of 3.5 million, with 205 new deaths.  That makes for a grand total of almost 50K deaths in our state.  On the good news front, a new study suggest that both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines may also prevent infections.  The Mayo Clinic studied 31K people who had received at least one dose of either vaccine.  They found the vaccines to be more than 80% effective at preventing infection for 36 days after the first dose.  Vaccine efficacy was 75% 15 days after the first dose and 89% effective from 36 days after the first dose.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 112 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County today, more than double the 43 new COVID-19 cases announced yesterday.  This brings the total to 41,787, with two new deaths reported.  Nationally, the numbers are better.  There were only 71,784 new cases reported, for a cume total of 27.9 million cases.  There were 2,463 deaths, for a total of 494,051.  In California, there were 8,158 new cases for a total of 3.5 million, with 412 new deaths.  That makes for a grand total of 48,421 deaths in our state.  On a positive note, California’s positivity rate had dropped dramatically,  from 11% a month ago to just 3.5%.  Hospitalizations in our state have also dropped significantly, going down 38% over the past two weeks.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver : New Cases Declining

Coronavirus cases continue to slow, both in Monterey County and across the country.  There were 52 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 41,632 and one new death was reported.  Nationwide, there were 64,376 new cases for a cume total of 227.761 million, with 2,367 deaths for a total of 489,121.  In California, there were 8,024 new cases for a cume total of 3.5 million, while deaths rose by 418 to 47,563.  Please stay home and stay safe.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver : Vaccinations Still Lacking

There were 239 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County over the past three days, bringing the total up to 41,580 and two new deaths were reported.  Unfortunately, Monterey County is doing much worse than every state, and much worse than Santa Cruz County.  In Monterey, we have administered 11K per 100K of the population versus 14,700 for all of California and compared to 19,736 in Santa Cruz County. Nationwide, there were only 56K new cases (they were running at more than 100K/day a few weeks ago).  That makes a total of 27.7 million.  The number of new cases is at a low not since October.  Last month, infections topped 200K per day.  Deaths rose by 1,272 to 487K.  In California, there were 5,463 new cases for a total of 3.5 million, while deaths rose by 90 to 47,145.  Please stay home and stay safe.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver : CA Surpasses NY In The Number Of COVID-19 Deaths

There were 95 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 41,341 and four new deaths were reported.  Nationwide, new cases dropped below 100K again with 99,565 reported today.  That makes a total of 27.492 million.  Deaths rose by 5,124, which is more than 3x the 1,541 reported yesterday.  That brings the total to 481,640.  In California, the number of deaths edged past the number in the State of New York for the first time.  In California, there were 7,178 new cases for a total of 3.471 million while deaths rose by 433 to 46,547.  Please stay home and stay safe.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 170 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 41,246 and two new deaths were reported.  Nationwide, after three days straight with new cases totaling less than 100K, 105,600 were reported today.  That makes a total of 27.393 million.  Deaths rose by 1,541 to 476,516.  In California, there were 7,603 new cases for a total of 3.463 million, while deaths rose by 378 to 41,276.  Unfortunately, a new study by Lancet Commission said that 40% of deaths in the U.S. could have been prevented if we would have taken stronger measures to combat it.  Please stay home and stay safe.

Monterey, CA Coronavirus Update From A Carmel Caregiver

There were 376 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 40,908 and two new deaths.  Nationwide, the number of cases are going down.  There were 92,739 new cases, for a total of 27.096 million.  Deaths rose by 4,006 to 466,625.  In California, there were a hefty 26,660 new cases for a total of 3.433 million, while deaths rose by 544 to 40,908.  Please stay home and stay safe.