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April 17th COVID-19 Vaccinations, New Cases, Hospitalizations

Note: I'm looking forward to not posting this daily! I've been posting this data daily for over a year, and I'll stop once all three of these criteria are met:
1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine,
2) new cases are under 5,000 per day, and
3) hospitalizations are below 3,000.

According to the CDC, 205.9 million doses have been administered. 31.8% of the population over 18 is fully vaccinated, and 49.7% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose (128.3 million people over 18 have had at least one dose).

And check out COVID Act Now to see how each state is doing. 

Over 11,000 US deaths were reported so far in April due to COVID.

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This graph shows the daily (columns) 7 day average (line) of positive tests reported.

Note: The ups and downs during the Winter surge were related to reporting delays due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

This data is from the CDC.

The 7-day average is 68509, down from 69182 yesterday, but above the summer surge peak of 67,337 on July 23, 2020.

The second graph shows the number of people hospitalized.

This data is also from the CDC.

The CDC cautions that due to reporting delays, the area in grey will probably increase.

The current 7-day average is 37,339, up from 37,246 reported yesterday, and well above the post-summer surge low of 23,000.

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