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I think we should remove the probable case count as it seems irrelevant and useless and exchange it for the number of people hospitalized. I know there are several states that are probably not reporting hospitalizations but it would supply better information than just probable/suspected cases that few states are giving. Please leave your opinions. CaninePitDog (talk) 05:31, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Just go ahead! FHessel (talk) 12:11, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
PAHO provides in its database case numbers for different US states, which are more current than the numbers we have. Astonishingly this is even the case in states, where we have noted NLU. The death counts are all lower, though! Exception: DC, which has an absurd number, must be a mistake. FHessel (talk) 14:21, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
This section is arranged for listing news articles about US deaths, which have not been dealt with yet. Feel free everybody to add further articles, if you are not sure, whether the mentioned fatalities have been counted in the table.
And feel free to remove the news item from the list, as soon as it has been checked (this is not intended to be an archive, rather a to do list) FHessel (talk) 12:19, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
PAHO has recently updated its death count for NY state in .
While most numbers in this database have still the status of July, 24 (the last time CDC has provided detailed numbers for every state), there are two differences:
D.C. is denoted with 51
New York state is denoted with 232
In the notes (button on bottom right) PAHO is explaining, that they count cases (as well as deaths), which they cannot assign to states, in the capital region. This explains the 51 in D.C. But then the information about New York is obviously valid. N.B: The total of deaths for the US in this database adds up to 522. FHessel (talk) 11:21, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
I checked the whole story again and I came to the following conclusions: PAHO had reported 51 for DC already on Aug, 16 (see above talk, where I did not note the number, but I remember, that it was 51 already). This fits together with the 353 reported from CDC on July, 31 (Jul, 24: 302 + 51 = 353).
Now it is extremly strange, that an update would exactly fit in the way, that the number of new cases is exactly the same number, which has been reported by one state.
So I conclude, that s.o. at the PAHO has mistakenly added the new cases from the update to New York instead of D.C. (maybe he thought New York to be the secret capital of the US).
=> I reverted all my changes! FHessel (talk) 11:59, 27 August 2009 (UTC)