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August 29th COVID-19: Posting on Weekdays Only Going Forward

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by Calculated Risk on 8/29/2021 03:48:00 PM

NOTE: Since some data isn’t released on the weekends, this will only be posted Monday through Friday going forward.
The 7-day average New Cases is the highest since January 29th.

The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since February 3rd.

The 7-day average deaths is the highest since March 14th.

The CDC is the source for all data.
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 368,863,734, as of a week ago 362,657,771. Average doses last week: 0.89 million per day.

COVID Metrics TodayYesterdayWeek
AgoGoalPercent fully
Vaccinated52.3%52.0%51.5%>=70.0%1Fully Vaccinated
(millions)173.5172.6170.8>=2321New Cases
per Day3?147,030144,761142,514<=5,0002Hospitalized3?88,00987,58579,393<=3,0002Deaths per Day3?949902815<=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 8 states that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 67.8%, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland. New Jersey and Washington at 60.0%.

The following 16 states and D.C. have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: New York State and New Mexico at 59.9%, New Hampshire, Oregon, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Hawaii, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan at 50.4%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are South Dakota at 49.1%, Ohio at 48.3%, Kentucky at 48.3%, Kansas at 48.1%, Arizona at 47.7%, Nevada at 47.6%, Utah at 47.5%, Texas at 47.2% and Alaska at 47.1%.

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

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