I read both the death notices and the obituaries in the Utica OD first thing each morning PB. I have not noted any uptick in the numbers of deaths or the number of obituaries published in the OD. Do you have a source of accurate data that I am not aware of? After working in Rome for so long I also track the obituaries in the Daily Sentinel and I have not noticed any increase in deaths in the Rome area either.
It is a rather sad thing that as I age I have started opening the paper to the obits before I hardly look at the front page.
Last Edit: Apr 20, 2020 10:48:04 GMT -5 by Clipper
Post by clarencebunsen on Apr 20, 2020 11:32:04 GMT -5
I think a better source is the Oneida County Dashboard. It shows the number of hospitalizations and deaths peaking about a week ago and dropping just slightly since then. It really all depends on what happens in the NY metro area.
Crossbows don't kill people. Quarrels kill people.
The internet doesn't make you stupid, it just makes your stupidity more accessible to others.
It is hard to determine how many deaths are attributed to Covid19 by looking at local obits. It is doubtful that all that died of the virus identify the cause of death in an obituary. On the other hand I am reading about investigations into the numbers posted for NY State that are underway, alleging that deaths from other causes are being labeled as Covid19 casualties in order to inflate the statistic for the purpose of attaining more federal money. I have to wonder if honest and accurate data is even available.