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Friday, March 01, 2024

March 1st COVID Update: Weekly Deaths Decreased

by Calculated Risk on 3/01/2024 08:00:00 PM

Mortgage RatesNote: Mortgage rates are from and are for top tier scenarios.

Due to changes at the CDC, weekly cases are no longer updated.

For deaths, I'm currently using 4 weeks ago for "now", since the most recent three weeks will be revised significantly.

Hospitalizations are almost triple the low of 5,386 in June 2023, however, they have declined significantly from the winter high of 30,013 earlier this year.

COVID Metrics
Deaths per Week21,3182,001≤3501
1my goals to stop weekly posts,
2Weekly for Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing number weekly for Hospitalized and Deaths
✅ Goal met.

COVID-19 Deaths per WeekClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the weekly (columns) number of deaths reported.

Weekly deaths are still more than double the low of 489 in July 2023, but have declined sharply from the recent peak of 2,505.

And here is a graph I'm following on COVID in wastewater as of Feb 29th:

COVID-19 WastewaterThis appears to be a leading indicator for COVID hospitalizations and deaths.

Nationally, COVID in wastewater is now off almost 60% from the holiday peak at the end of December, and that suggests weekly deaths will continue to decline. The South region is now seeing a decline in the level of COVID in wastewater.