Arkansas came with asterisks this week.
That’s never a good sign and even more foreboding when it is the Covid death forecast from the Centers for Disease Control.
This is the note:
“**New weekly deaths may increase in this location over the next four weeks. For these locations, the ensemble forecast indicates a probability of 0.75 or greater that more deaths will be reported in week four of the forecast than in the last reported week.”
Deaths are already off the charts here and it is going to get worse.
Much, much worse..
The topline forecast is pushing 12,000 deaths.
Weekly deaths are off the charts bad and there’s not much reason for optimism.
As of Wednesday, Arkansas has 9,574 people die. Making the Covid cemetery the state’s 40th largest city.
There’s 84,225 active cases and there’s now been 756,385 cases total in a state of three million people. If each case was a single person, that would be a fourth of Arkansas, who have or have had Covid.
There’s been nearly 200,000 cases added just this month as omicron has had its way with Arkansans. On Jan. 2, it was 567,824 cases. On Jan. 26, it was 756,385.
If you don’t want to get sick and die, there’s some things you can do.
Wear a mask
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