This edition of our 5 Slide Series compares the first 6 months of the COVID pandemic with the second 6 months in terms of cases, deaths, and mortality rates at a state level. The US reported a 410% increase in cases and a 91% increase in COVID-attributed deaths during the second 6 months of the pandemic. The national COVID mortality rate decreased from 3.52% during the first 6 months to 1.32% during the second 6 months. If the mortality rate had remained at 3.52%, the US would have experienced approximately 467,178 more deaths to date.
As of January 27, more than 24.5 million doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered. There was a 53.6% increase in administered doses of the COVID Vaccine during this past week (January 21 – 27) versus the previous week (January 14 – 20).
This edition of our COVID 5 Slide Series focuses on the past week’s trends in COVID cases, deaths, and administered vaccines by state. Over the last week (January 14 – 20), there were 21,280 new COVID-attributed deaths, 1,351,276 new cases, and 5,581,715 doses of the vaccine administered. The US moved from 300,000 total COVID deaths to 400,000 in just 36 days. One potentially encouraging trend is that the most recent week’s death total, while the second-worst week we have experienced, is 9% lower than the prior week and could represent the beginning of a much-needed prolonged downturn.
This edition provides state-level detail of the past week’s very high COVID death toll, and also shows the accumulation of vaccinations (conveying first and second doses where reported).
This edition tabulates COVID statistics by state and month, quantifying December’s upward spike in COVID cases and deaths. We have also provided a state-by-state look at early COVID vaccination rates, and a comparison of death rates between the USA and other nations.