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Rilling reports two COVID-19 deaths

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab. (Courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases {NIAID}.)

NORWALK, Conn. — Two more Norwalk citizens have died due to COVID-19.

“Since yesterday, there are 19 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases in Norwalk to 644,” Mayor Harry Rilling’s update said. “There were also two new deaths reported. Now, a total of 23 Norwalk residents have died as a result of coronavirus. In Fairfield County, the number of new positive cases went from 4,136 to 4,417.”

The people who died were in their 60s, the update indicated.

“I offer condolences to their families and will hold them in my heart and mind. I wish them peace as they grieve the loss of their loved ones,” Rilling said in the release. “I do not want today’s relatively low number of reported positive cases to be interpreted that things are slowing down. We are still in the middle of a public health crisis. I ask everyone, from our teens to our seniors, to adhere to physical distancing guidelines since many of us could be carriers and not even know it. I ask us all to be intentional and deliberate in the decisions we make and realize those choices affect our entire community.”

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One response to “Rilling reports two COVID-19 deaths”

  1. Kevin Kane

    I’d like to see the media start reporting the full picture and glass-half-full perspective. Can someone investigate the option to show simplified data such as the following:
    Units Percent Notes
    Population of Norwalk 89,005 As of 2017
    Positive Cases, Total 644 0.7%
    Positive Cases, Dead 23 3.6%
    Positive Cases, Survived621 96.4%
    Number Tested TBD TBD
    Notes:
    *Number Tested would be a good validating metric
    *99.3% of Norwalk residents don’t have Corona Virus (yet?)
    *Less than 1% of Norwalk residents have Corona Virus
    *There is a 96% chance a Norwalk resident who has Corono Virus will not die

    I’m not being naive and I know it’s raining (figurative and literally) today but I think some context may help.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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