The present fatality rate is still extremely high because there were so many new infections 2-3 weeks ago, and that represents the typical course of the virus. The future, however, looks promising because of the ever-decreasing rate of new infections and hospitalizations, so the light continues to shine at the end of the tunnel. At the moment, the world’s vaccination efforts still seem to be outrunning the spread of the virus. Yay, us! (Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the new, faster-spreading strains don’t reverse this trend.)
Here is the “new cases” trend for the last twelve days:
|Last Tuesday versus the previous Tuesday||-2%||-3%|
|Last Wednesday versus the previous Wednesday||-9%||-6%|
|Last Thursday versus the previous Thursday||-16%||-9%|
|Last Friday versus the previous Friday||-18%||-9%|
|Last Saturday versus the previous Saturday||-19%||-16%|
|Last Sunday versus the previous Sunday||-17%||-18%|
|Monday versus last Monday||-34%||-19%|
|Tuesday versus last Tuesday||-23%||-13%|
|Wednesday versus last Wednesday||-20%||-12%|
|Thursday versus last Thursday||-16%||-12%|
|Friday versus last Friday||-23%||-15%|
|Saturday versus last Saturday||-14%||-15%|
|Sunday versus last Sunday||-23%||-18%|
- US COVID hospitalizations declined for the 12th straight day.
- US COVID patients in ICU declined for the 10th straight day.
- The number of COVID patients on ventilators in the USA declined for the 7th straight day.
- The positive testing percentage stayed out of the red zone for the fourth day in a row.