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August 26th COVID-19: Over 1,200 Deaths, Almost 90,000 Hospitalized, 165,000 Cases Reported Today

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by Calculated Risk on 8/26/2021 05:28:00 PM

The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since February 4th.

The 7-day average deaths is the highest since March 16th.

The CDC is the source for all data.
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 365,767,674, as of a week ago 359,623,380. Average doses last week: 0.88 million per day.

COVID Metrics TodayYesterdayWeek
AgoGoalPercent fully
Vaccinated51.9%51.7%51.1%>=70.0%1Fully Vaccinated
(millions)172.2171.8169.6>=2321New Cases
per Day3?142,006142,946138,087<=5,0002Hospitalized3?87,29786,40677,516<=3,0002Deaths per Day3?864844778<=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 67.6%, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and New Jersey at 60.9%.

The following 17 states and D.C. have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Washington at 59.7%, 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 50.2%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are South Dakota at 48.8%, Ohio at 48.0%, Kentucky at 47.9%, Kansas at 47.7%, Arizona at 47.4%, Utah at 47.3%, Nevada at 47.2%, and Alaska at 46.9%.

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

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