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Friday, February 3, 2023 – Here is this week’s COVID-19 update with the latest numbers, analysis, and links to useful news. Stay safe, take your Vitamin D, wear a good mask, get vaccinated, and don’t be a spreader 😷!


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Observations on This Week’s Numbers

United States 🇺🇸

Infections and Positive Test Rates

  • Weekly confirmed COVID infections in the US have been on a downward trend for six weeks.
  • The test positivity rate remains above 15%, which implies there are lots of unrecorded infections.
  • Confirmed COVID infections in the US are about about 40% below the level of January 1.
  • The test positivity rate is now 18% lower than it was on January 1.
  • Roughly one out of every 3 people in the United States has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Hospitalization and Deaths

  • The number of people hospitalized EACH WEEK due to COVID peaked on January 3 and has fallen steadily since then. It has finally fallen below 30,000 people a week for the first time since November.
  • The seven-day average for daily deaths is about 25% higher the level of January 1.
  • The number of Americans killed by COVID has exceeded 3,000 a week for four weeks straight.
  • The 30-day total for deaths in the US has been steadily increasing for EIGHT WEEKS.
  • So far in 2023, the disease has killed 18,166 people in the United States. This time last year it had killed 71,234 people.
  • In 2022, the disease killed 262,312 people in the United States. (For comparison, the total killed in 2021 was 470,997 people.)
  • RIGHT NOW, the disease is killing about 3,450 people a week in the United States. That’s about one death every 3 minutes.
  • Roughly one out of every 300 Americans has been killed by COVID-19.

NOTE: According to government statistics, over the past ten years, influenza has killed an average of 36,000 people a year. That equates to about 690 people a week. COVID is currently killing about FIVE TIMES as many people a week as the average flu season.


Georgia 🍑

Infections and Positive Test Rates

  • Daily confirmed cases in Georgia are about 40% lower than the level on January 1.
  • The test positivity rate in Georgia is about 50% lower than the level of January 1.
  • Daily testing in Georgia is about 20% higher than the level of January 1.
  • About one out of every 5 people in Georgia has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Hospitalizations and Deaths

  • Daily hospitalizations in Georgia are about 45% lower than the level of January 1.
  • Daily deaths in Georgia are 140% higher than the level of January 1.
  • COVID deaths in Georgia have been climbing for FIVE weeks.
  • The disease is killing about 18 people a day in Georgia.
  • About one out of every 310 Georgians has DIED from this disease.

Useful News

Here are this week’s links:

Vaccines

Variants

Testing, Treatment, Prevention, Vitamin D, Long COVID, and Other News

Georgia Pandemic News

California & San Diego Pandemic News

Last Week’s News

Here are last week’s news items:

Vaccines

Variants

Testing, Treatment, Prevention, Vitamin D, Long COVID, and Other News

Georgia Pandemic News

California & San Diego Pandemic News

 


Notes Regarding Data Sources

United States Data

Metrics for confirmed infections, deaths, and tests performed in the United States come from the CDC’s official COVID Data Tracker site.

Georgia Data

All tables and graphs appearing on this page for the State of Georgia use official data from the State of Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Status Report.

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