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This is the 39th in a series of nightly updates regarding Wuhan Virus numbers in these United States. As of 2359Z, the below charts reflect current U.S. Wuhan virus numbers.

Slide One’s data table shows New U.S. Infections, while its associated graphic shows the trend line over time. Today’s number of new infections reported is 33,911, which is 4,879 fewer than yesterday. The curve in new infections is still moving in the right direction.

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 25, 2020 -- as of 2359 GMT

Slide Two’s data table shows New U.S. Fatalities and New U.S. Fatalities with New York’s numbers extracted. The graphic on the right shows the trend lines over time. Today, we added 2,035 to the total count of American deaths, raising the total to 52,228. This was 76 more than yesterday…largely as a result of the erroneous classification procedures now promoted by the federal government and the fact that New York continues to be an outlier. Note the area circled in RED. If we take New York’s numbers out of the picture, then we actually had 111 FEWER fatalities.

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 25, 2020 -- as of 2359 GMT

Slide 3’s data table contains the estimated U.S. Wuhan Virus Mortality Rate. The Mortality Rate (M/R) (calculated by dividing the number of reported U.S. Infections into the number of reported U.S Fatalities) remains over 5%. The graphic to the right contains not only the estimated M/R trend line, but also the trend lines if as is currently being reported, the number of infections is significantly larger than first thought. It shows the M/R if we assume for each reported case of Wuhan Virus, there are 1, 10, or 20 other persons out there with it. These numbers will change going forward as we find better, more accurate information to use as the denominator.

For today’s report:

M/R = 5.65%

+1 = 2.83%
+10 = 0.51%
+20 = 0.27%

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 25, 2020 -- as of 2359 GMT

Analysis: Today, we see the evidence of continued artificial tampering with the numbers and, yet again, the continued outsized impact the State of New York has on reporting. However, given new reports that the number of U.S. infections is far larger than originally thought, the Mortality Rate appears to be moving towards that of our annual flu. More to follow on this as we get better numbers.

By showing Fatalities both with and without New York’s numbers, our RedState Readers can compare both lines and easily see that one state — actually one city — is skewing the numbers and by extension, setting policy for the entire United States.

Tomorrow evening, Sunday, will be the last nightly report. Starting Monday morning at 1000EST, it will become a weekly update…unless of course, circumstances change.

The RedState Team hopes this is of some value. Whether it is or isn’t, please let me know in the comments.

Prayers for all the folks on the front lines of this effort who are putting themselves at risk on our behalf.

Below is the screenshot of the Worldometers site, showing the “as of” timestamp for the data in this post.

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 25, 2020 -- as of 2359 GMT

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