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August 14th COVID-19: Over 70,000 Hospitalized Today, Over 800 Deaths

Experts currently think we need somewhere between 70% and 85% of the total population fully vaccinated to achieve “herd immunity”. Vermont has the highest percentage of fully vaccinated at 67.0% – so there is a long way to go.

The 7-day average cases is the highest since February 5th.
The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since February 14th.

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


According to the CDC, on Vaccinations.

Total doses administered: 355,768,825, as of a week ago 350,627,188. Average doses last week: 0.73 million per day.


COVID Metrics
 
Today
Yesterday
Week
Ago
Goal

Percent fully
Vaccinated
50.6%
50.5%
50.2%
≥70.0%1

Fully Vaccinated
(millions)
168.1
167.7
166.8
≥2321

New Cases
per Day3🚩
119,523
117,301
103,422
≤5,0002

Hospitalized3🚩

66,063
64,381
50,101
≤3,0002

Deaths per Day3🚩
544
511
449
≤502

1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37 day average for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7 day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.

KUDOS to the residents of the 5 states that have achieved 60% of population fully vaccinated: Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.


The following states have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Washington, New York State, New Mexico, Oregon, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, Hawaii, California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Florida at 50.2%.

Next up are Illinois at 49.6%, Michigan at 49.5%, South Dakota at 47.8, Ohio at 47.2%, Kentucky at 46.7%, Arizona at 46.3%, Kansas at 46.3%, Alaska at 46.2%, Utah at 45.8%, and Nevada at 45.7%.

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

The current wave is already the second worst for cases although there was limited testing during the first wave.

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