Wednesday: Mortgage Purchase Index

• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):

COVID Metrics
  Now Week
Percent fully Vaccinated 66.7% ≥70.0%1
Fully Vaccinated (millions) 221.6 ≥2321
New Cases per Day3🚩 108,891 97,584 ≤5,0002
Hospitalized3🚩 22,764 21,287 ≤3,0002
Deaths per Day3 287 295 ≤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.

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

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

New cases have quadrupled from the recent low.

Average daily deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 214 per day.