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robin
08-13-2020, 04:55 PM
8369

96 new residents

JohnMtl
08-13-2020, 05:11 PM
One additional death added to the list.
The person had been hospitalized for another reason but was diagnosed with covid at the hospital.
There are four residents currently hospitalized.

Mohair
08-13-2020, 05:14 PM
That is 12.7% of those tested! A very high percentage!

JohnMtl
08-13-2020, 05:27 PM
Closer to 16.4% if you take out the 174 airport tests.

cmynes
08-13-2020, 05:43 PM
Closer to 16% if you take out the 174 airport tests.

Not good. Even though most are residents, those residents may have been working at restaurants, hotels or driving cabs a week or 2 ago. So it doesn’t matter residents or tourists COVID 19 is spreading in Aruba with increases every day since August 3rd. Very sad!

hatteras
08-13-2020, 06:41 PM
Are they reporting whether the newer positive cases of tourists are from being tested at the airport or is it now more community spread from the island?

Aruba4ever
08-13-2020, 06:54 PM
They are reporting both in their daily numbers but the residents are driving the new cases as you would expect if ALL people who enter are tested....You are clear when you enter (lots of false neg and positives so not really sure) and you probably wont test while there unless you fall really ill during your stay. For this reason I think the numbers are even higher than reported as "most" visitors even if they came down with covid would probably be well on their way back home based on the incubation period.

robin
08-13-2020, 07:29 PM
I missed the one death. I did miss that they had people hospitalized? I just remember seeing that people was only mildly sick.

JohnMtl
08-13-2020, 07:40 PM
I missed the one death. I did miss that they had people hospitalized? I just remember seeing that people was only mildly sick.

The person, a 75 year old man, was admitted for a serious unrelated issue but was diagnosed as positive for covid at the hospital.
Although his death involved something other than covid he was nevertheless classified as a covid death as per international epidemiology standards.

It seems that three other covid positive patients remain hospitalized.

cmynes
08-13-2020, 08:21 PM
The person, a 75 year old man, was admitted for a serious unrelated issue but was diagnosed as positive for covid at the hospital.
Although his death involved something other than covid he was nevertheless classified as a covid death as per international epidemiology standards.

It seems that three other covid positive patients remain hospitalized.

it is insane that from August 3rd to August 13th they went from 12 active cases to 776 active cases - in10 days!

Andrea J.
08-13-2020, 08:45 PM
and there are still people, even educated people that say things like.............."it is just the flu."


it is insane that from August 3rd to August 13th they went from 12 active cases to 776 active cases - in10 days!

cmynes
08-13-2020, 09:00 PM
and there are still people, even educated people that say things like.............."it is just the flu."

Exactly!!!!! How could they say that! I have people in my own family who say that. My heart aches for the people in Aruba. For those who had trips coming up very soon this will hurt their tourism. I know many who were scheduled and canceled. I am scheduled to leave in 4 weeks. I will reschedule for April but don’t want to go now during this major spread. We are at compromised ages and we love to go to all the restaurants etc. and enjoy ourselves without worry. I love Aruba so this is so hard. Hopefully you are going after September!

JohnMtl
08-13-2020, 09:01 PM
it is insane that from August 3rd to August 13th they went from 12 active cases to 776 active cases - in10 days!

That’s how fast this virus spreads. It’s been reported that 60% of the positive cases were people who were asymptomatic. So many people didn’t know that they were spreading it.

ArubaAce
08-13-2020, 09:09 PM
More and more each day Doctor's are learning a lot more about this virus. I read an article the other day from a doctor who had patients that were positive but Asymptomatic. He ran some tests, blood work on some of these patients and even though they never had symptoms, the virus did cause some damage to their system like some scar tissue in lungs and other organs. So the best bet is not to get the virus at all.

robin
08-14-2020, 02:13 AM
Thanks


The person, a 75 year old man, was admitted for a serious unrelated issue but was diagnosed as positive for covid at the hospital.
Although his death involved something other than covid he was nevertheless classified as a covid death as per international epidemiology standards.

It seems that three other covid positive patients remain hospitalized.

robin
08-14-2020, 02:20 AM
it is insane that from August 3rd to August 13th they went from 12 active cases to 776 active cases - in10 days!

People don't get that it is highly contagious and all it takes is ONE person to spread it especially in a large group where people are close together and because it is loud probably shouting. Remember, it is believed to have started with one person in China. It's like a snowball rolling downhill, just getting bigger as it goes. People are either ignorant, don't believe, don't care, doesn't think it will effect them or whatever, so more and more people keep getting infected.

B Likes To Travel
08-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Ohh how much I enjoy these people :rolleyes: NOT.


and there are still people, even educated people that say things like.............."it is just the flu."

robin
08-14-2020, 01:16 PM
Ohh how much I enjoy these people :rolleyes: NOT.

and those who walk around with their noses hanging out. Drives me insane.

ArubaAce
08-14-2020, 01:16 PM
People don't get that it is highly contagious and all it takes is ONE person to spread it especially in a large group where people are close together and because it is loud probably shouting. Remember, it is believed to have started with one person in China. It's like a snowball rolling downhill, just getting bigger as it goes. People are either ignorant, don't believe, don't care, doesn't think it will effect them or whatever, so more and more people keep getting infected. I agree.. You know the other day a past coworker sends a get together invite to me and a bunch of friends former coworkers of my company. I still work for the company but about 2 dozen people she invited no longer work. So she planned this get together at the location where our office used to be when they were all working for the company. It is now a W Hotel and they have bar service outside seating. Her invite caption started off with, lets forget about the virus and unwind by having a former employee reunion and relax. I'm like, "Forget about the virus?" By have a social gathering! I didn't say anything as it's not worth getting into a debate I'm just not replying whether I'm going or not but not going. However, someone did raise concerned if it was wise to have such a large gathering during these times. She just said, it's safe we will be outside and mask are required. SMH...To each their own but know the risk that if someone in that group is positive but asymptomatic, they can infect you and get you sick or you infect someone else that gets sick or die. They just don't get it...

LisaGrn
08-14-2020, 01:56 PM
Oh, they get it...they just don't care about your life or mine.


I agree.. You know the other day a past coworker sends a get together invite to me and a bunch of friends former coworkers of my company. I still work for the company but about 2 dozen people she invited no longer work. So she planned this get together at the location where our office used to be when they were all working for the company. It is now a W Hotel and they have bar service outside seating. Her invite caption started off with, lets forget about the virus and unwind by having a former employee reunion and relax. I'm like, "Forget about the virus?" By have a social gathering! I didn't say anything as it's not worth getting into a debate I'm just not replying whether I'm going or not but not going. However, someone did raise concerned if it was wise to have such a large gathering during these times. She just said, it's safe we will be outside and mask are required. SMH...To each their own but know the risk that if someone in that group is positive but asymptomatic, they can infect you and get you sick or you infect someone else that gets sick or die. They just don't get it...

cmynes
08-14-2020, 02:32 PM
People don't get that it is highly contagious and all it takes is ONE person to spread it especially in a large group where people are close together and because it is loud probably shouting. Remember, it is believed to have started with one person in China. It's like a snowball rolling downhill, just getting bigger as it goes. People are either ignorant, don't believe, don't care, doesn't think it will effect them or whatever, so more and more people keep getting infected.


I couldn’t agree with you more! You said it perfectly!