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August 19th COVID-19: Over 1,000 Deaths, Over 75,000 Hospitalized, Almost 160,000 Cases Reported Today

by Calculated Risk on 8/19/2021 03:33:00 PM

Note: Several readers have asked why their state health department data doesn’t exactly match the CDC data for a given state. Sometimes the reason is a different denominator (total population vs. 12+ for example), sometimes the reason isn’t clear. These are questions for the state health departments. This data is from the CDC.
The 7-day average cases is the highest since February 2nd.
The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since February 9th.

The 7-day average deaths is the highest since April 24th.

According to the CDC, on Vaccinations.

Total doses administered: 359,623,380, as of a week ago 353,859,894. Average doses last week: 0.82 million per day.

COVID Metrics
Today Yesterday Week
Ago
Goal
Percent fully
Vaccinated
51.1% 51.0% 50.4% >=70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated
(millions)
169.6 169.2 167.4 >=2321
New Cases
per Day3?
133,055 130,562 116,740 <=5,0002
Hospitalized3? 76,077 74,755 62,230 <=3,0002
Deaths per Day3? 640 586 578 <=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 67.2%, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and New Jersey at 60.1%.

The following 17 states and D.C. have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: New Hampshire at 59.1%, Washington, New York State, New Mexico, Oregon, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Hawaii, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois at 50.1%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Michigan at 49.7%, South Dakota at 48.2%, Ohio at 47.5%, Kentucky at 47.1%, Kansas at 46.8%, Arizona at 46.6%, Alaska at 46.5%, Utah at 46.3%, and Nevada at 46.3%.

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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