Sunday, February 28, 2021

February 28 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations

by Calculated Risk on 2/28/2021 07:16:00 PM

SPECIAL NOTE: The Covid Tracking Project will end daily updates on March 7th.

From Bloomberg on vaccinations as of Feb 28th.

"In the U.S., more Americans have now received at least one dose than have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. So far, 75.2 million doses have been given. In the last week, an average of 1.74 million doses per day were administered."
Here is the CDC COVID Data Tracker. This site has data on vaccinations, cases and more.

The US is averaged 1.5 million tests per day over the last week.  The percent positive over the last 7 days was 4.5%.

Based on the experience of other countries, for adequate test-and-trace (and isolation) to reduce infections, the percent positive needs to below 1%, so the US has far too many daily cases - and percent positive - to do effective test-and-trace.

There were 1,346,785 test results reported over the last 24 hours.

There were 54,288 positive tests.

Over 71,000 US deaths have been reported in February. This was the third worst month of the pandemic (2nd worst month on a per day basis). See the graph on US Daily Deaths here.

This data is from the COVID Tracking Project.

And check out COVID Act Now to see how each state is doing. (updated link to new site)

COVID-19 Positive Tests per DayClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the 7 day average of positive tests reported and daily hospitalizations. 

The dashed line is the post-summer surge low for hospitalizations.