The Friday Five – By the Numbers on COVID
Fourteen months after what the majority of our country thought was going to be just a two week shut down, we now know the statistics surrounding the coronavirus global pandemic change constantly. From reported cases, recovered cases, deaths, vaccine progress, doses administered, to fully vaccinated regions, COVID-19 data changes quickly and frequently. How many cases are worldwide compared to in the United States? How many approved vaccines are there and how is my state doing when it comes to fully vaccinated the population? For today’s Friday Five we take a closer look at COVID-19 by the numbers.
There have been 164,913,259 worldwide confirmed COVID-19 cases. In the United States alone, there are 33,207,442 confirmed cases. For the most up-to-date numbers in any region the COVID-19 Tracker gets its information from both the CDC, the WHO, and more.
#COVID19 cases are decreasing nationwide, but they’re still high in some parts of the country. The 7-day average of new daily cases decreased 18.5% compared with the previous week. Keep doing your part to slow the spread. Get vaccinated. More: https://t.co/gp6X4zTnBT. pic.twitter.com/VWiaQuJHNK
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 19, 2021
Of the 164,913,259 worldwide confirmed cases, 3,417,961 have died from this disease. The United States reports 593,533 deaths. For the most up-to-date numbers in any region the COVID-19 Tracker gets its information from both the CDC, the WHO, and more.
As of May 17, national forecasts predict 1,200–4,600 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending June 12. That would bring the projected total number of U.S. deaths to 594,000–604,000. More: https://t.co/rcqjOX3Ypl. pic.twitter.com/FhS5OFYRZZ
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 20, 2021
The following are approved COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioTech, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Everyone 12 and older are eligible to get a vaccine.
- Pfizer-BioTech: Diluent: 0.9% sodium chloride (normal saline, preservative-free.) Vaccine must be mixed with diluent before administration. Dosage: 0.3 mL
16 years of age and older, 2-dose series separated by 21 days. Administered by Intramuscular (IM) injection in the deltoid muscle.
- Moderna: Do not mix with a diluent. Dosage: 0.5 mL. 18 years of age and older. 2-dose series separated by 28 days. Administered by intramuscular (IM) injection in the deltoid muscle.
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): Dosage: 0.5mL, 18 years of age and older, single dose, administered by intramuscular (IM) injection in the deltoid muscle
Vaccines in Phase 3 Clinical Trials As of February 27, 2021, large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials are in progress or being planned for two COVID-19 vaccines in the United States:
- AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
- Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
Learn more about U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, including vaccines in earlier stages of development, by visiting clinicaltrials.gov
Wondering if you’re fully vaccinated against #COVID19? Here’s the key 🔑.
You’re considered fully vaccinated:
• 2 weeks after the second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
• 2 weeks after 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccinehttps://t.co/YrWuIXfAxW. pic.twitter.com/knafl54kwK
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 14, 2021
1,528,430,072 vaccines have been administered across the globe. This means 4.68% of the total population is fully vaccinated. 9.24% of the population have received at least one dose. The United States has administered 275,535,207 vaccines, 37.21% of the total population is fully vaccinated and 47.35% has received at least dose 1. To monitor, the ever changes numbers and percentages of administered vaccines in any part of the world, consult the Covid-19 Tracker.
Everyone age 12 & older is now eligible for a #COVID19 vaccine.
As of May 16, 2021, more than 157.1 million people across the United States had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, more than 122.9 million are fully vaccinated.
More: https://t.co/zYLe3H12re. pic.twitter.com/i9D45OuaNh
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 17, 2021
State Vaccination Race
Since distribution began on December 14, the United States has administered 279,397,250 of the 351,955,515 vaccines delivered. 37.21% of the total U.S. population has been vaccinated. Here are the top 3 states by the percentage of COVID-19 vaccines they’ve administered of those that have been distributed to them.
- New Mexico
Doses distributed to state: 2,200,355
Doses administered: 2,031,893
Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 92.34
Doses distributed to state: 5,759,845
Doses administered: 5,203,820
Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 90.35
- North Dakota
Doses distributed to state: 672,440
Doses administered: 594,677
Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 88.44
Here are the top three states based on the percentage of their population that has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19:
Number of people fully vaccinated: 673,768
Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 50.12
Number of people fully vaccinated: 1,757,184
Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 49.29
Number of people fully vaccinated: 301,979
Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 48.39
For the complete lists of all 50 states and Washington DC and where they rank, check out Becker’s Hospital Review’s lists: Vaccines Administered and Percentage of Population Fully Vaccinated
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