The Past Week’s Trends in Cases, Deaths, and Vaccinations
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.