Daily COVID-19 vaccinations jump 21%: 9 CDC stats to know

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COVID-19 cases have declined nationwide for the sixth consecutive week, while daily vaccinations increased by nearly 22 percent this week compared to last, according to the CDC's COVID data tracker weekly review published Oct. 29.

Nine numbers to know:

Reported cases

1. The nation's current seven-day case average is 68,793, a 7.4 percent decrease from the previous week's average.


2. The current seven-day hospitalization average for Oct. 20-26 is 5,404, a 10.5 percent drop from the previous week's average.


3. About 221.3 million people — 66.7 percent of the total U.S. population — have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 191.2 million people, or 57.6 percent of the population, have received both doses. 

4. About 15.4 million booster doses in fully vaccinated people have been reported.

5. The seven-day average number of vaccines administered daily was 969,270 as of Oct. 28, a  21.9 percent increase from the previous week.


6. Based on projections for the week ending Oct. 23, the CDC estimates the delta variant accounts for more than 99 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 cases.


7. The current seven-day death average is 1,129, down 9.4 percent from the previous week's average. Some historical deaths have been excluded from these counts, the CDC said.


8. The seven-day average for percent positivity from tests is 4.9 percent, down 4.1 percent from the previous week.  

9. The nation's seven-day average test volume for the week of Oct. 15-21 was about 1.42 million, down 1.3 percent from the prior week's average.


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