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August 21st COVID-19: Hospitalizations over 80,000, Cases and Deaths Increasing

by Calculated Risk on 8/21/2021 04:46:00 PM

This is the 3rd consecutive day with over 1 million doses administered.

The CDC is the source for all data.

The 7-day average cases is the highest since February 1st.
The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since February 7th.

The 7-day average deaths is the highest since March 25th.

According to the CDC, on Vaccinations.

Total doses administered: 361,684,564, as of a week ago 355,768,825. Average doses last week: 0.85 million per day.

COVID Metrics
Today Yesterday Week
Percent fully
51.3% 51.2% 50.6% >=70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated
170.0 170.0 168.1 >=2321
New Cases
per Day3?
137,188 134,859 122,769 <=5,0002
Hospitalized3? 80,101 78,944 66,996 <=3,0002
Deaths per Day3? 738 688 600 <=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 60.3%.

The following 17 states and D.C. have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Washington at 59.3%, 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 50.3%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Michigan at 49.9%, South Dakota at 48.4%, Ohio at 47.7%, Kentucky at 47.5%, Kansas at 47.0%, Arizona at 46.9%, Utah at 46.7%, Alaska at 46.6%, and Nevada at 46.5%.

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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