May 24th COVID-19 New Cases, Vaccinations; Hospitalizations Finally Below Post-Summer Surge Low

The economy will pick up speed as more and more people get vaccinated!

According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total administered: 286,890,900, as of yesterday 285,720,586. Day: 1.17 million.  (U.S. Capacity is around 4 million per day)
1) 61.5% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose (70% is the goal by July 4th).
2) 130.6 million Americans are fully vaccinated (160 million goal by July 4th)

Note: I’ll stop posting this daily once all four 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
4) average daily deaths under 50 (currently 500 per day).

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

Over 12,000 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.

This data is from the CDC.

The 7-day average is 22,877, down from 23,834 yesterday, and down sharply from the recent peak of 69,881 on April 13, 2021. This is the lowest since June 14, 2020.

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 22,744, down from 23,917 reported yesterday, and finally below the post-summer surge low of 23,000.