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.

Friday, October 15, 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

  • Daily infections in the US have been decreasing for five weeks.
  • The 7-day average for infections in the US has fallen 4% since August 1.
  • Roughly one out of every 7 people in the United States has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Deaths

  • Daily deaths in the United States have been falling for three weeks.
  • The seven-day average for daily deaths has increased 175% since August 1. (Daily deaths are about three times the August 1 number.)
  • The disease is killing about 1300 people a day in the United States. That’s about one death every 66 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 460 Americans has been killed by COVID-19.
  • About 48,000 Americans have died of this disease in the past thirty days.

Testing

  • The percentage of tests that return a positive result has fallen by 37% since August 1.
  • Daily testing in the US has increased 64% since August 1.

Georgia 🍑

Infections

  • Infections in Georgia have been falling for six weeks.
  • Daily infections have fallen 20% since August  1.
  • The disease continues to infect about 1,545 people a day in Georgia.
  • About one out of every 9 people in Georgia has had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Hospitalizations and Deaths

  • Daily deaths in Georgia have risen 626% since August 1. (Roughly SEVEN TIMES the August 1 death rate.)
  • Daily hospitalizations in Georgia have increased 98% since August 1.
  • The disease is killing about 63 people a day in Georgia.
  • About one out of every 450 Georgians has died from this disease.

Testing

  • The portion of tests that return a positive result has dropped by 56% since August 1.
  • Daily testing in Georgia has increased 80% since August 1.
  • Georgia ranks 45th among US states and territories in Tests per Capita performed over the past seven days, behind Arkansas and South Dakota. The top five states/territories with the most tests per capita in the past seven days are District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York.

Useful News

Here are this week’s links:

Vaccines

Variants

Other News

Georgia Pandemic News


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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