The modeling team from ASU produced a terrific new COVID modeling update for Arizona on Friday. It’s solid work and has lots of analytics about the epidemiological trends and predictions, hospitalization trends and deaths. You’ll be glad you checked it out. Many of you will probably end up using this work as part of your job or to inform others.
Dr Gerald also distributed his weekly update today. As expected, it shows encouraging results especially related to COVID hospitalizations. The bottleneck of tests and slow turn-around time is complicating our ability to accurately characterize the magnitude of change on the epidemiological curve. Promises have been made that the backlog will be cleared by Friday – so hopefully that’s true and we can get a more clear assessment on the case trends next week.