Jump to content

U.S. new COVID cases down 21% in past week, deaths fall from peak


Recommended Posts

U.S. new COVID cases down 21% in past week, deaths fall from peak

 

2021-01-25T222058Z_1_LYNXMPEH0O1H6_RTROPTP_4_HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-USA-TRENDS.JPG

FILE PHOTO: A CVS pharmacy manager prepares a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine dose at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S. December 29, 2020. Hoang ‘Leon’ Nguyen/The Republican/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - The United States reported a 21% drop in new cases of COVID-19 last week, as all but one state reported declines in new infections, and the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals also fell.

 

The country reported 1.2 million new cases in the week ended Jan. 24, down from 1.5 million new cases in the previous week. It was the biggest decline on both a percentage and absolute basis in the past year, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.

 

New Hampshire is the only state where cases rose. In California, a hotspot where hospitals have been overwhelmed by the number of patients, new cases fell 32% in the past week.

 

(Open https://tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR in an external browser to see a related graphic)

 

Deaths from the virus fell by 6.6% last week to about 21,600 across the country, with Arizona, Alabama and New Mexico having the highest per capita death rates. Deaths rose in 17 out of 50 states last week and are a lagging indicator, meaning they can rise weeks after cases and hospitalizations fall.

 

Cumulatively, nearly 419,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus, or one in every 780 U.S. residents.

 

The average number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals fell 7.5% from the previous week to about 119,000, the biggest one-week drop on a percentage basis since the week ended Aug. 9, according to a Reuters analysis of data from the volunteer-run COVID Tracking Project.

 

Nationally, 9.2% of tests of tests came back positive for the virus, down from 11.0% the prior week and the lowest since the week ended Nov. 8, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. The lowest positive test rates were in Vermont at 2.3% and Connecticut and Hawaii at 2.5%, and the highest were Iowa at 43.5% and Alabama at 32.5%.

 

(Graphic by Chris Canipe, writing by Lisa Shumaker, editing by Tiffany Wu)

 

reuters_logo.jpg

-- © Copyright Reuters 2021-01-26
 
Link to post
Share on other sites

Canadian rates have fallen over 30 percent in the last few weeks 

toronto hotbed area went from 3500 to 1900 ish per day

perhaps due to lockdown after Christmas 

new year’s get togethers

long term care homes have been vaccinated 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

 Biden is coming in with a science based fact based plan put forward by the experts in the appropriate fields and managing the appropriate response and also I would like to draw your attention to the fact that so far this virus has cost the lives of 400,000 plus Americans imo it is no laughing matter it’s deadly serious practice safe protocols do your part good luck good health 

Edited by onthedarkside
quote of hidden post removed
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/26/2021 at 7:03 AM, Boomer6969 said:

Here you are, Biden is a great POTUS.

With the usual suspects giving you a "confused." Why is it so hard to see? Handle the virus like an adult, get good results. Duh.

  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/26/2021 at 7:22 AM, colinneil said:

How can you make a comment like that, when he has only been in the job since thursday?

 

 

President Biden had done more preparation for eradicating the virus months before than 45 did his entire time in office. President Biden is actually interested in doing the job. 

 

BTW, how many days has President Biden spent on the golf course?

  • Like 2
  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Funny. I remember how Trump supporters predicted the pandemic would stop being news the day after the election. How did that play out?

Edited by onthedarkside
quote of hidden post removed
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Tug said:

Ahhhhh nooooo Biden is coming in with a science based fact based plan put forward by the experts in the appropriate fields and managing the appropriate response and also I would like to draw your attention to the fact that so far this virus has cost the lives of 400,000 plus Americans imo it is no laughing matter it’s deadly serious practice safe protocols do your part good luck good health 

How many of the decreased were clinically obese as a result of over eating?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...