November 24th COVID-19: New Cases and Hospitalizations Increasing

The CDC is the source for all data.
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations.  Total doses administered: 454,447,737.

COVID Metrics
  Today Week
Percent fully Vaccinated 59.1% ≥70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated (millions) 196.2 ≥2321
New Cases per Day3🚩 94,266 85,927 ≤5,0002
Hospitalized3🚩 43,896 40,950 ≤3,0002
Deaths per Day3 982 982 ≤502
1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.

IMPORTANT: For “herd immunity” most experts believe we need 70% to 85% of the total population fully vaccinated (or already had COVID).  Note: COVID will probably stay endemic (at least for some time).

KUDOS to the residents of the 5 states that have achieved 70% of total population fully vaccinated: Vermont at 72.7%, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts at 70.8%.

KUDOS also to the residents of the 16 states and D.C. that have achieved 60% of total population fully vaccinated: New York at 68.2%, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, Virginia, New Hampshire, Oregon, District of Columbia, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Delaware, Florida, and Hawaii at 60.7%.
The following 19 states have between 50% and 59.9% fully vaccinated: Wisconsin at 59.3%, Nebraska, Iowa, Utah, Michigan, Texas, Kansas, Arizona, Nevada, South Dakota, North Carolina, Alaska, Ohio, Kentucky, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri and Indiana at 50.5%.
Next up (total population, fully vaccinated according to CDC) are Georgia at 49.4%, Tennessee at 49.4%, Arkansas at 49.1%, Louisiana at 48.7% and North Dakota at 48.6%.
COVID-19 Positive Tests per DayClick on graph for larger image.

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