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August 25th COVID-19: 7-Day Average New Cases Highest Since January


by Calculated Risk on 8/25/2021 04:16:00 PM

On daily deaths: There were over 1,100 deaths reported today. In early July, the 7-day average for daily COVID deaths was around 190. Since then, the 7-day average of daily deaths has more than quadrupled, and since deaths lag hospitalizations, it seems likely average daily deaths will increase to over 1,000 per day. Be careful.
The 7-day average cases is the highest since January 30th.
The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since February 5th.

The 7-day average deaths is the highest since March 17th.

The CDC is the source for all data.
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 364,842,701, as of a week ago 358,599,835. Average doses last week: 0.89 million per day.

COVID Metrics TodayYesterdayWeek
AgoGoalPercent fully
Vaccinated51.7%51.6%51.0%>=70.0%1Fully Vaccinated
(millions)171.8171.4169.2>=2321New Cases
per Day3?142,029141,091134,091<=5,0002Hospitalized3?85,61185,00475,544<=3,0002Deaths per Day3?809765659<=5021 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37 day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
? Increasing 7 day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths

? Goal met.

IMPORTANT: For “herd immunity” most experts believe we need 70% to 85% of the total population fully vaccinated (or already had COVID).

KUDOS to the residents of the 7 states that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 67.5%, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and New Jersey at 60.7%.

The following 17 states and D.C. have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Washington at 59.6%, New Hampshire, New York State, New Mexico, Oregon, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Hawaii, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan at 50.1%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are South Dakota at 48.7%, Ohio at 47.9%, Kentucky at 47.8%, Kansas at 47.5%, Arizona at 47.3%, Utah at 47.2%, Nevada at 47.0%, and Alaska at 46.8%.

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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7 day average (line) of positive tests reported.

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