Weekly Deaths at New Pandemic Low!

by Calculated Risk on 5/17/2024 07:13:00 PM

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For deaths, I’m currently using 4 weeks ago for “now”, since the most recent three weeks will be revised significantly.

Note: “Effective May 1, 2024, hospitals are no longer required to report COVID-19 hospital admissions, hospital capacity, or hospital occupancy data.”  So I’m no longer tracking hospitalizations, however hospitalizations were at a pandemic low two weeks ago.

COVID Metrics
  Now Week
Deaths per Week 443 532 ≤3501
1my goals to stop weekly posts,
🚩 Increasing number weekly for Deaths

✅ Goal met.

COVID-19 Deaths per WeekClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the weekly (columns) number of deaths reported.

Weekly deaths have declined sharply from the recent peak of 2,561 and are now below the previous pandemic low of 491 last July.

And here is a graph I’m following concerning COVID in wastewater as of May 11th:

COVID-19 WastewaterThis appears to be a leading indicator for COVID hospitalizations and deaths.

Nationally, COVID in wastewater is now off more than 90% from the holiday peak at the end of December – and also near the lows of last year – and that suggests weekly deaths will continue to decline.   However, there was a slight uptick over the last week.

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