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August 31st COVID-19: Cases May be Peaking at Average 150,000 per Day

by Calculated Risk on 8/31/2021 03:26:00 PM

The CDC is the source for all data.
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 370,212,027, as of a week ago 363,915,792. Average doses last week: 0.90 million per day.

COVID Metrics
Today Week
Percent fully Vaccinated 52.4% 51.6% >=70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated (millions) 174.1 171.4 >=2321
New Cases per Day3 149,263 145,423 <=5,0002
Hospitalized3? 90,279 85,350 <=3,0002
Deaths per Day3? 985 883 <=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 10 states that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 67.9%, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland. New Jersey, Washington, New York, New Mexico at 60.0%.

The following 14 states and D.C. have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: New Hampshire at 59.7%, Oregon, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Hawaii, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan at 50.5%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are South Dakota at 49.1%, Kentucky at 48.5%, Ohio at 48.4%, Kansas at 48.3%, Arizona at 47.9%, Nevada at 47.8%, Utah at 47.5%, Texas at 47.4% and Alaska at 47.2%.

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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