27 July 2020

Parallax View - part the sixteenth [update]

Another week's up, so here are today's numbers:
>= 1,000 - 549
100 to 999 - 1,356

Grand total of counties reads at 3,164. Oh joy. Not much territory left to invade; most of it is in the empty spaces in Utah and Montana. Since these data represent current, active, cases not cumulative. But it looks odd to see voids appearing in the East, but away from the coast and the Big Cities. In particular, northern Florida around Jacksonville. Hmmm. Zooming in, unchecking 'All Affected Counties', then checking each group starting with 1,000+, the voids fill in. Odd.
[update 29 July]
A simple e-mail to the Topo folks, with that explanation, they fixed it. Appears to be an array bounding issue, and the 100 to 999 group count on the main page now says '1.3K'.

There is still a gap at the southwest corner of New Mexico's border with Arizona that hasn't filled in at the 100 level. Hidalgo county and Grant county fit like interlocking fingers; Hildago is south, smallest (4,240 pop.), and abuts Mexico, while Grant is rather larger (26,998 pop.) and slides in on the north-west spike of Hidalgo. Our Sea-to-Shining-Sea trophy run will almost have to go through Grant (more below). Luna county (23,709 pop.) abuts Grant's lower spike to the south-east, and still manages to fill the 100 group. C'mon guys, you can do it!!! Get out to those bars and honky-tonks!!! Party like it's 1900!! We'll see.

Well, surprise! Today's (25 July Saturday) data shows 64 cases in Grant and 85 in Hidalgo. How can that be, about 16% of the population and nearly 50% more cases? Covid cares nothing about borders; lo and behold, Luna county New Mexico abuts Chocise county Arizona, which has some fair sized cities and 1,327 cases. Them wee little critters do like to move.

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