January 31 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations; January Deadliest Month - InvestingChannel

January 31 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations; January Deadliest Month

Note: Bloomberg has great data on vaccinations.

“Vaccinations in the U.S. began Dec. 14 with health-care workers, and so far 31.8 million shots have been given, according to a state-by-state tally by Bloomberg and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last week, an average of 1.35 million doses per day were administered.”

Also check out the graphs at COVID-19 Vaccine Projections The site has several interactive graphs related to US COVID vaccinations including a breakdown of how many have had one shot, and how many have had both shots.

The US is now averaging close to 2 million tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, for adequate test-and-trace (and isolation) to reduce infections, the percent positive needs to be under 5% (probably close to 1%), so the US has far too many daily cases – and percent positive – to do effective test-and-trace.

There were 1,661,492 test results reported over the last 24 hours.

There were 118,211 positive tests.

Over 95,000 US deaths have been reported in January, surpassing December as the deadliest month. See the graph on US Daily Deaths here.

This data is from the COVID Tracking Project.

And check out COVID Act Now to see how each state is doing. (updated link to new site)

COVID-19 Positive Tests per DayClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the 7 day average of positive tests reported and daily hospitalizations.

The percent positive over the last 24 hours was 7.1%.  The percent positive is calculated by dividing positive results by total tests (including pending).

It seems likely cases and hospitalizations have peaked, but are declining from a very high level.   

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