COVID 19 UPDATES: 2 / 17 / 2021: The Big 500

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Five Hundred Thousand.  We’re finally there.  Top O’ the world, Ma’…bigly.  So by the Worldometer count, we ended yesterday about 9 short of 500k (as I type this we’ve already surpassed that).  New cases and hospitalizations and deaths are way down and now the race is on to get enough vaccinations distributed and keep the public from getting complacent in order to prevent another surge.

WORLDOMETER stats

  • New cases in the last 7 days:  579,887
  • Total cases:  28,381,220
  • New deaths in the last 7 days:  15,890
  • Total deaths:  499,991

JOHNS HOPKINS stats

  • America’s 7 day average positive test rate is 5.5%
  • 26 states + DC have a positive test rate of 5% or less
  • 14 states have a positive test rate of 10% or higher
  • 3 states have a positive test rate of 20% or higher

The 5 states with the highest new case rate (cases per 100k people):

  1. Alaska  68.35 / 100k
  2. New Jersey  40.90 / 100k
  3. Wyoming  37.15 / 100k
  4. New York 34.49 / 100k
  5. Florida  29.32 / 100k

COVID TRACKING PROJECT stats

  • Hospitalizations  64,533
  • In ICU Ward  13,616
  • On Ventilator  4,406

Data compiled by snake.