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October 28th COVID-19: Slow Progress

by Calculated Risk on 10/28/2021 04:07:00 PM

The CDC is the source for all data.
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 417,795,537, as of a week ago 411,010,650, or 0.97 million doses per day.

COVID Metrics TodayWeek
AgoGoalPercent fully Vaccinated57.6%57.2%>=70.0%1Fully Vaccinated (millions)191.2189.9>=2321New Cases per Day368,79274,290<=5,0002Hospitalized345,51351,175<=3,0002Deaths per Day31,1291,246<=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). Note: COVID will probably stay endemic (at least for some time).

KUDOS to the residents of the 4 states that have achieved 70% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.0%, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine at 70.4% .
KUDOS also to the residents of the 12 states and D.C. that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: Massachusetts at 69.5%, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, District of Columbia, Colorado, California and Pennsylvania at 60.3%.

The following 20 states have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Delaware at 59.7%, Minnesota, Hawaii, Florida, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, South Dakota, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, Alaska, Utah, North Carolina, Ohio and Montana at 50.3%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Oklahoma at 49.8%, South Carolina at 49.8%, Indiana at 49.7%, Missouri at 49.6%, Georgia at 48.0%, and Arkansas at 47.8%.

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

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