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COVID Update: January 28, 2022: Falling Cases and Hospitalizations; 2,300 Deaths per Day

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
 NowWeek
Ago
Goal
Percent fully Vaccinated63.7%---≥70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated (millions)211.3---≥2321
New Cases per Day3577,748726,986≤5,0002
Hospitalized3139,164146,333≤3,0002
Deaths per Day3🚩2,3001,910≤502
1 Minimum to achieve "herd immunity" (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.

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

New cases and hospitalizations are now declining.

Unfortunately, deaths are still rising - now averaging over 2 thousand deaths per day - but below the previous 7-day average record of 3,421 in January 2021.

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