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October 29th COVID-19: Still Close to 70,000 Cases per Day

by Calculated Risk on 10/29/2021 03:34:00 PM

The CDC is the source for all data.
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 419,020,753, as of a week ago 411,963,025, or 1.01 million doses per day.

COVID Metrics
Today Week
Ago
Goal
Percent fully Vaccinated 57.8% 57.3% >=70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated (millions) 192.0 190.2 >=2321
New Cases per Day3 68,177 73,020 <=5,0002
Hospitalized3 44,829 50,335 <=3,0002
Deaths per Day3 1,086 1,232 <=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). Note: COVID will probably stay endemic (at least for some time).


KUDOS to the residents of the 4 states that have achieved 70% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 71.1%, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine at 70.5% .

KUDOS also to the residents of the 13 states and D.C. that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: Massachusetts at 69.6%, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, District of Columbia, Colorado, California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois at 60.2%.

The following 20 states have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Minnesota at 59.8%, Delaware, Hawaii, Florida, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, South Dakota, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, Alaska, Utah, North Carolina, Ohio and Montana at 50.4%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Oklahoma at 49.9%, South Carolina at 49.9%, Indiana at 49.8%, Missouri at 49.7%, Georgia at 48.0%, and Arkansas at 47.9%.

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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