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

by Calculated Risk on 8/14/2021 06:19:00 PM

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
Percent fully
50.6% 50.5% 50.2% >=70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated
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%.

COVID-19 Positive Tests per DayClick on graph for larger image.

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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