by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor, John Locke Foundation
On Mondays, the NC Department of Health and Human Services publishes a little-noted statistic: patients presumed to have recovered from the virus.
That number has grown at an increasing rate relative not only to known cases, but more importantly, relative to deaths. Since those numbers are all related (very few cases end up in death, so the rest are recoveries), it’s good news that recoveries is the number growing at the fastest rate.
Here are the most recent numbers (July 13):
Here are some implications of those data (based on known cases):
Here’s a graph of the week-to-week changes in recoveries, known cases, and deaths: