In the past week in the U.S….
Among reported tests, the positivity rate was 8.2%.
The number of tests reported fell 4.4% from the previous week.Read more
Since Dec. 14, more than 30,516,000 doses of a covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
More than 5,475,000 people have completed vaccination, or about 1.68% of the population. Read more in our vaccination tracker…
Jan. 30, 2021
New York Times….
Update for Jan. 31
The past few weeks in the United States have been the deadliest of the coronavirus pandemic, and residents in a majority of counties remain at an extremely high risk of contracting the virus. At the same time, transmission seems to be slowing throughout the country, with the number of new average cases 40 percent lower on Jan. 29 than at the U.S. peak three weeks earlier.
Other indicators reinforce the current downward trend in cases. Hospitalizations are down significantly from record highs in early January. The number of tests per day has also decreased, which can obscure the virus’s true toll, but the positivity rate of those tests has also gone down, indicating the slowed spread is real. Still, the average reported daily death rate over the past seven days remains above 3,000, compared with less than 1,000 per day in September and October….
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