US COVID-19 deaths fall in 3rd week + 9 other CDC findings
US COVID-19 deaths fall in 3rd week + 9 other CDC findings

US COVID-19 deaths fall in 3rd week + 9 other CDC findings

COVID-19 deaths fell nationally for the third week in a row, while hospital admissions fell for the fourth week in a row and cases fell for the fifth, according to the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published February 25th.

Ten things to know:

Reported cases

1. Pr. On February 23, the nation’s seven-day case average was 75,208, down 37.7 percent from the previous week’s average.

Deaths: Dead

The current seven-day death average is 1,674, a decrease of 18.8 percent from the previous week’s average. Some historic deaths have been excluded from these counts, the CDC said.

Admissions

The average of seven days of hospitalization on 16-22. February was 6,060, down 29.9 percent from the previous week’s average.

Vaccinations

4. Pr. On February 23, about 253.2 million people – 76.3 percent of the total U.S. population – received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 215.1 million people, or 64.8 percent of the population, have received both doses.

About 93.4 million additional or booster doses in fully vaccinated humans have been reported. The CDC said 49.9 percent of people eligible for a booster dose have not yet received one, a slight drop from 50 percent a week earlier.

The seven-day average number of vaccines administered daily was 425,810 per day. February 23, a 17.6 percent drop from the previous week.

Testing

7. The seven-day average for percent positivity from testing is 5.4 percent, down 2.98 percent from the previous week.

8. The nation’s seven-day average test volume for the week of February 11-17 was about 1.18 million, down 7.7 percent from the previous week’s average.

Variants

9. Based on projections for the week ending February 19, the CDC estimated that the omicron variant accounts for 100 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the United States

10. The CDC estimates that BA.1.1 accounts for 75.6 percent of cases, while the BA.2 sub-variant accounts for 3.8 percent of cases.


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