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Thursday, November 18, 2021

November 18th COVID-19: One Week to Thanksgiving with Disappointing Numbers

by Calculated Risk on 11/18/2021 08:18:00 PM

The CDC is the source for all data.

According to the CDC, on Vaccinations.  Total doses administered: 446,250,342, as of a week ago 434,486,889, or 1.47 million doses per day.

COVID Metrics
Percent fully Vaccinated58.9%58.5%≥70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated (millions)195.7194.4≥2321
New Cases per Day3🚩88,48276,223≤5,0002
Deaths per Day31,0321,057≤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 5 states that have achieved 70% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.2%, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts at 70.6% .

KUDOS also to the residents of the 16 states and D.C. that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: New York at 67.8%, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, Virginia, New Hampshire, Oregon, District of Columbia, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania,  Illinois, Delaware, Florida, and Hawaii at 60.5%.

The following 19 states have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Wisconsin at 59.1%, Nebraska, Iowa, Utah, Michigan, Texas, Kansas, Arizona, Nevada, South Dakota, North Carolina, Alaska, Ohio, Kentucky, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri and Indiana at 50.3%.

Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Tennessee at 49.1%, Georgia at 49.1%, Arkansas at 48.8%, Louisiana at 48.4% and North Dakota at 48.3%.

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.