LeeCo COVID-19 Dashboard

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Wednesday, July 21, 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 mask, get vaccinated, and don’t be a spreader 😷!


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Updated Numbers

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Observations on Today’s Numbers

United States 🇺🇸

Infections

  • Daily infections in the US have been increasing for four weeks.
  • The 7-day average for infections in the US has increased 250% since June 20.
  • Roughly one out of every 10 people in the United States has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Deaths

  • Daily deaths in the United States have been increasing for two weeks.
  • The disease is killing about 260 people a day in the United States. That’s about one death every six minutes.
  • 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 540 Americans has been killed by COVID-19.
  • About 8,100 Americans have died of this disease in the past thirty days.

Testing

  • The percentage of tests that return a positive result has increased by 280% since June 19. That is, the positive test percentage has almost tripled in one month.
  • Daily testing in the US has fallen 70% since the recent peak in January.

Georgia 🍑

Infections

  • Infections in Georgia have been increasing for four weeks.
  • Daily infections have increased by 240% since June 21.
  • The disease continues to infect about 775 people a day in Georgia. The 7-day average for daily infections has MORE THAN DOUBLED in the past ten days.
  • About one out of every 12 people in Georgia has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Deaths

  • Daily deaths have fallen by 95% since the peak in January, but hospitalizations in Georgia have increased 47% since July 1.
  • The disease is still killing about 6 people a day in Georgia. (Compared to 800 deaths per day back in January.)
  • About one out of every 580 Georgians has died from this disease.

Testing

  • The number of tests that return a positive result has increased by 143% since July 1.
  • Daily testing in Georgia has has fallen 73% since the peak on January 23.
  • Georgia ranks 51st among US states and territories in Tests per Capita performed over the past seven days, behind Iowa and Hawaii. The top five states/territories with the most tests per capita in the past seven days are New York, Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

Positive and Useful News

In an effort to provide some relief from the endless stream of scary news about COVID-19, these daily updates include links to any available positive or useful news related to this disease. Here are today’s links:

Vaccines

Variants

Other News

Georgia Pandemic News

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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. One major drawback of the CDC’s site is the absence of historical data for its key metrics. I miss a day, I have to interpolate the missing data rather than having a reliable source of the actual missing values. I don’t often miss days, and most of the charts and metrics are based on seven-day averages anyway, so the occasional omission/interpolation should not have a material impact on the trends reported here on my 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 “Total Number of People Initiating Vaccination (1st Dose Received)”. 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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