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August 16th COVID-19: Data reported on Monday is always low, and is revised up as data is received

by Calculated Risk on 8/16/2021 08:15:00 PM

According to the CDC, on Vaccinations.

Total doses administered: 357,292,057, as of a week ago 351,933,175. Average doses last week: 0.77 million per day.

COVID Metrics
Today Yesterday Week
Percent fully
50.8% 50.7% 50.3% >=70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated
168.7 168.4 166.7 >=2321
New Cases
per Day3
108,470 115,299 110,656 <=5,0002
Hospitalized3? 65,935 67,640 54,857 <=3,0002
Deaths per Day3 495 523 495 <=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 6 states that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 67.1%, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maryland.

The following 19 states have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: New Jersey at 59.8%, New Hampshire, Washington, New York State, New Mexico, Oregon, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, Hawaii, California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Florida and Iowa at 50.4%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Illinois at 49.8%, Michigan at 49.6%, South Dakota at 47.9, Ohio at 47.4%, Kentucky at 46.8%, Arizona at 46.5%, Kansas at 46.5%, Alaska at 46.3%, Nevada at 46.0% and Utah at 45.8%.

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.

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