May 7th COVID-19 Vaccinations, New Cases, Hospitalizations

President Biden has set two vaccinations goals to achieve by July 4th:
1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine, and
2) 160 million Americans fully vaccinated.

According to the CDC, on Vaccinations
1) 57.4% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose.
2) 109.9 million Americans are fully vaccinated.

Note: I’ll stop posting this daily once all three of these criteria are met:
1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine, and
2) new cases are under 5,000 per day, and
3) hospitalizations are below 3,000.

And check out COVID Act Now to see how each state is doing. 

Almost 4,000 US deaths were reported so far in May due to COVID.

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

This graph shows the daily (columns) 7 day average (line) of positive tests reported.

Note: The ups and downs during the Winter surge were related to reporting delays due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

This data is from the CDC.

The 7-day average is 43,879, down from 46,083 yesterday, and down from the recent peak of 69,881 on April 13, 2021. This is the lowest since October 4, 2020, but still above the post-summer surge low of 34,668.

The second graph shows the number of people hospitalized.

COVID-19 HospitalizedThis data is also from the CDC.

The CDC cautions that due to reporting delays, the area in grey will probably increase.


The current 7-day average is 33,265, down from 33,808 reported yesterday, and well above the post-summer surge low of 23,000.

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