May 1st COVID-19 Vaccinations, New Cases, Hospitalizations; Fewest Monthly Deaths Since March 2020

Note: I’m looking forward to not posting this daily! I’ve been posting this data daily for over a year, and I’ll stop 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.

According to the CDC, 243.5 million doses have been administered. 39.8% of the population over 18 is fully vaccinated, and 55.8% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose (144.2 million people over 18 have had at least one dose).

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

20,279 US deaths were reported in April due to COVID Рthe fewest since March 2020.

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 50,514, down from 51,782 yesterday, and down from the recent peak of 69,881 on April 13, 2021. This is the lowest since October 11, 2020, but well 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 36,304, down from 36,716 reported yesterday, but well above the post-summer surge low of 23,000.