COVID-19 deaths fell nationally for the second week in a row, while hospitalizations fell for the third week in a row and cases fell for the fourth, according to the CDC’s weekly review of the COVID data tracker published Feb 18
Ten things to know:
As of February 16, the nation’s seven-day case average was 121,665, down 43 percent from the previous week’s average.
2. The current seven-day death average is 2,021, which is a decrease of 14.5 percent from the previous week’s average. Some historic deaths have been excluded from these counts, the CDC said.
The average of seven days of hospitalization for 9-15. February was 8,642, down 28.8 percent from the previous week’s average.
4. Pr. On February 16, about 252.4 million people – 76 percent of the total U.S. population – received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 214.2 million people, or 64.5 percent of the population, received both doser.
About 92.2 million additional or booster doses in fully vaccinated humans have been reported. The CDC said that 50 percent of people eligible for a booster dose have not yet received one, down from 53.2 percent a week before.
The seven-day average number of vaccines administered daily was 516,988 per day. February 16, a decrease of 12.6 percent from the previous week.
7. The seven-day average for percent positivity from testing is 8.4 percent, down 4.52 percent from the previous week.
8. The nation’s seven-day average test volume for the week of February 4-10 was about 1.2 million, a decrease of 14.8 percent over the previous week’s average.
9. Based on projections for the week ending February 12, the CDC estimates that the omicron variant accounts for 100 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the United States
10. The CDC estimates that BA.1, the original omicron strain, accounts for 73.2 percent of cases, while the BA.2 sub-variant accounts for 3.9 percent of cases.