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Continuing Improvement in COVID Statistics


Mackenzie Bean writing in Becker’s Hospital Review, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control for the period ending October 22nd documented the following improvements in COVID statistics:


  • The seven-day case average is now 73,079, a 15.1 percent decrease from the previous week.


  • The seven-day hospitalization average is 6,004 a 10.3 percent drop from the previous week.


  • The current seven-day number of deaths is 1,253 down 4.3 percent from the previous week.


  • Approximately 66 percent of the U.S. population has received one dose of a COVID vaccine (220 million) and 57.2 percent have been fully vaccinated representing 190 million.


  • The seven-day average number of vaccines administered per day was 795,156 as at October 21st This is a 5.5 percent decrease from the previous week, a figure that is less reassuring.


  • The seven-day average for positivity from testing is 5.2 percent down 4.3 percent from the previous week. 


  • The seven-day average test volume for the second week of October was 1.4 million down 7.4 percent from the previous week.


  • Currently genomic analysis confirms that 99 percent of COVID cases are attributed to the Delta variant
  • A CDC model predicts a 20 percent decline in incident cases in the coming four weeks

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