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Friday, March 22, 2024

March 22nd COVID Update: Weekly Deaths Decreased

by Calculated Risk on 3/22/2024 07:46:00 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Due to changes at the CDC, weekly cases are no longer updated.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 have declined significantly from the winter high of 30,025 earlier this year but are still close to double the low of 5,380 last year.

COVID Metrics
Deaths per Week21,1901,318≤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 have declined sharply from the recent peak of 2,528 but are still more than double the low of 490 last July.

And here is a graph I'm following on COVID in wastewater as of March 14th:

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

Nationally, COVID in wastewater is now off more than 80% from the holiday peak at the end of December, and that suggests weekly hospitalizations and deaths will continue to decline.