LeeCo COVID-19 Dashboard

Thanks for visiting my weekly COVID-19 update! Data sources used for this report appear at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 – Here is this week’s COVID-19 update with the latest numbers, analysis, and links to useful news. Stay safe, wash your hands, take your Vitamin D, wear a good mask, get vaccinated, and don’t be a spreader 😷!

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Observations on Today’s Numbers

United States 🇺🇸

Infections

  • The 7-day average for infections in the US is now 200% higher than it was on November 1 (about TRIPLE.)
  • Roughly one out of every 6 people in the United States has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Deaths

  • Daily deaths in the United States have been rising for about four weeks.
  • The seven-day average for daily deaths is about 25% higher than the level of November 1.
  • The disease is killing about 1,560 people a day in the United States. That’s about one death every 55 seconds.
  • The United States has 4% of the world’s population but 15% of the world’s reported deaths from COVID-19.
  • About one out of every 400 Americans has been killed by COVID-19.
  • About 36,000 Americans have died of this disease in the past thirty days.

Testing

  • The percentage of tests that return a positive result has risen 105% since November 1 (DOUBLE.)
  • Daily testing in the US has increased 27% since November 1.

Georgia 🍑

Infections

  • Infections in Georgia have been rising for four weeks.
  • Daily infections have risen 760% since November 1 (about NINE TIMES the November 1 level.)
  • The disease is infecting about 7,680 people a day in Georgia.
  • About one out of every 8 people in Georgia has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Hospitalizations and Deaths

  • Daily deaths in Georgia are 60% below the level of November 1.
  • Daily hospitalizations in Georgia are 476% above the November 1 level (about SIX TIMES the November 1 level.)
  • The disease is killing about 25 people a day in Georgia.
  • About one out of every 410 Georgians has died from this disease.

Testing

  • The portion of tests that return a positive result has increased 450% since November 1 (about SIX TIMES the November 1 level.)
  • Daily testing in Georgia is 56% above the level of November 1.
  • Georgia ranks 38th among US states and territories in Tests per Capita performed over the past seven days, behind Wyoming and Hawaii. The top five states/territories with the most tests per capita in the past seven days are Vermont, Rhode Island, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and New York.

Useful News

Here are this week’s links:

Vaccines

Variants

Testing, Treatments, Prevention, and Other News

Georgia Pandemic News

California & San Diego Pandemic News

I’ve added this section of COVID news related to California and San Diego because that’s where several family members and I live.


Notes Regarding Data Sources

United States Data

As of March 7, The COVID Tracking Project has stopped collecting data. I have started pulling all data for the US from the CDC’s official COVID Data Tracker site.

United States Vaccine Data

Metrics for COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States come from the CDC COVID Data Tracker website. The number shown on my dashboard represents the number of doses administered. Healthcare providers report vaccine doses to federal, state, territorial, and local agencies up to 72 hours after administration. There may be additional lag for data to be transmitted from the federal, state, territorial, or local agency to CDC.

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.

The following appeared on the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Daily Status Report page on May 29:

Alert – Beginning Tuesday, June 2, DPH will move to a once a day Daily Status Report update at 3 p.m. This will allow time to process and validate laboratory and case reports to improve data quality and accuracy. DPH is regularly reviewing and updating features of the dashboard to provide a true picture of COVID-19 in Georgia.

Georgia has now made this change, but I continue to update my page mid-day, right after I eat lunch. That means the Georgia data comes from the day before my page is updated.

Georgia Vaccine Data

Metrics related to COVID-19 vaccinations in Georgia come from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID Vaccine web page. The Georgia COVID Vaccine dashboard is updated daily, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Data Sources

United States Data

World Data

State of Georgia Data

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