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August 20th COVID-19: Cases May be Peaking

Some good news: Cases may be peaking, and this is the second consecutive day with over 1 million doses administered!

This data is from the CDC.

The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since February 8th.

The 7-day average deaths is the highest since April 1st.

According to the CDC, on Vaccinations.

Total doses administered: 360,634,287, as of a week ago 354,777,950. Average doses last week: 0.84 million per day.


COVID Metrics
 
Today
Yesterday
Week
Ago
Goal

Percent fully
Vaccinated
51.2%
51.1%
50.5%
≥70.0%1

Fully Vaccinated
(millions)
170.0
169.6
167.7
≥2321

New Cases
per Day3🚩
130,926
133,088
119,972
≤5,0002

Hospitalized3🚩

78,399
77,214
64,658
≤3,0002

Deaths per Day3🚩
686
640
585
≤502

1 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 67.3%, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and New Jersey at 60.2%.

The following 17 states and D.C. have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Washington at 59.2%, New Hampshire, New York State, New Mexico, Oregon, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Hawaii, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Nebraska, Iowa  and Illinois at 50.2%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Michigan at 49.8%, South Dakota at 48.3%, Ohio at 47.6%, Kentucky at 47.2%, Kansas at 46.9%, Arizona at 46.8%, Alaska at 46.5%, Utah at 46.5%, and Nevada at 46.4%.

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

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