Daily corona round-up

All Hallow’s Eve Eve

More like Fri-yay! Amirite?

It’s the night before Halloween, and I spent way too much time looking for carving pumpkins today. But $25 later, I scored a couple fat ones at the farmers market on Church Street and as soon as I file this piece we’re gonna cut ’em up: stencils, saws, roasted seeds, the whole bit.

I’ve got no stomach for the news today, so let’s jump to the numbers.

The numbers

  • We’ve got 2,809 new cases in NC today, which would be record if it wasn’t for yesterday. 260,709 of the kind we count.
    • 4,332 deaths (+49), 1,196 hospitalized.
    • 6.2 positive test rate (better!)
  • 173 new cases in Guilford County, 11,578 confirmed.
    • 200 deaths (+0), 6,529 recoveries, 4,879 active cases.
  • Forsyth County adds 102, for 9,039. 121 deaths (+1), 7,787 recoveries, 1,131 active cases.

A diversion

The Groovy Ghoulies did a lot more than sing “The Monster Mash” — they had their own Saturday morning cartoon! But never before or since has a piece of material so suited the band playing it.

Program notes

  • For tonight’s featured image, we’ve got “Paying the hostess” by Pieter de Hooch, 1640. Taken from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s public-domain collection.
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