US sees fresh COVID spike as daily average cases increase to 142,006


The United States has seen a fresh spike in COVID-19 numbers as the daily average cases increased to 142,006 on Friday amid the continued alarming rise of the Delta variant.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the current seven-day moving average jumped 2.8 per cent from 138,087 to 142,006 on Friday – and that average has increased 1,117.9 per cent since June 18.

There 176,742 new cases reported to the CDC on Sunday, placing the total number of coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic at 38,709,295. 

The seven-day moving average for coronavirus deaths increased 11 per cent from 779 to 864 on Friday, according to the CDC. That average was 354.5 per cent higher than July 10 – when the seven-day average for daily deaths hit a low of 190. 

There have been a total of 634,157 deaths in the United States from COVID-19 after 1,329 new deaths were reported to the CDC on Sunday.

The United States has seen a fresh spike in COVID-19 numbers as the daily average cases increased to 142,006 on Friday amid the continued alarming rise of the Delta variant

Data shows that the current seven-day moving average jumped 2.8 per cent from 138,087 to 142,006 on Friday and that average has increased 1,117.9 per cent since June 18

Data shows that the current seven-day moving average jumped 2.8 per cent from 138,087 to 142,006 on Friday and that average has increased 1,117.9 per cent since June 18

Meanwhile, the seven-day average for new daily hospitalizations shot up 5.7 per cent from 11,637 to 12,297, as hospital systems around the country have become overwhelmed with patients.

In its weekly COVID-19 tracking report, the CDC noted that the average number of new COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals daily are at their highest levels for all age groups under 50 years old since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The CDC particularly called out the states of Hawaii, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming for the startling number of new patients.

Oregon’s hospitalization rates and availability appear to be the most dire of the states referenced by the CDC, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of the data.

The Oregon Health Authority reported on Friday that the state recorded 20 new deaths, raising the state’s total death toll to 3,115.

There were 3,207 new cases reported in Oregon on Friday, a record high for the state, bringing the state’s total to 268,401.

The Oregon Health Authority said that only 6 per cent of the state's total ICU beds are available. There are just 40 ICU beds free of a total of 663, while 308 of those beds are taken by COVID-19 patients

The Oregon Health Authority said that only 6 per cent of the state’s total ICU beds are available. There are just 40 ICU beds free of a total of 663, while 308 of those beds are taken by COVID-19 patients

Data from Hawaii shows that there have been a total of 589 deaths in the state and 3,444 hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic

Data from Hawaii shows that there have been a total of 589 deaths in the state and 3,444 hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic

A graphic from Hawaii shows the total case counts and positivity rates in the state

A graphic from Hawaii shows the total case counts and positivity rates in the state

A chart from Kentucky shows the total number of deaths and cases in the state

A chart from Kentucky shows the total number of deaths and cases in the state

Graphics from Wyoming show the number of hospitalizations and related statistics

Graphics from Wyoming show the number of hospitalizations and related statistics

The COVID-19 dashboard for the state of Washington is seen as of Sunday

The COVID-19 dashboard for the state of Washington is seen as of Sunday

Meanwhile, the Oregon Health Authority said that only 6 per cent of the state’s total ICU beds are available. There are just 40 ICU beds free of a total of 663, while 308 of those beds are taken by COVID-19 patients.

The state has a total of 4,279 hospital beds and 1,098 of them are taken by patients with COVID-19, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Oregon has administered a total of 2,789,390 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,837,163 first and second doses of Moderna and 197,070 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Hawaii has vaccinated 62.6 per cent of its total population, administering a total of 1,848,431 vaccines so far, according to state health data.

The Health Department in Hawaii noted that the state has counted an average of 863 new cases per day for the week of August 21 to August 27. About 8.1 per cent of all tests have come back positive.

A map shows the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States since the start of the pandemic

A map shows the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States since the start of the pandemic

A graph shows the total number coronavirus infections per day in the United States since the start of the pandemic

A graph shows the total number coronavirus infections per day in the United States since the start of the pandemic

A graph shows the total number coronavirus infections per day in the United States in July and August

A graph shows the total number coronavirus infections per day in the United States in July and August

A graph shows the total number coronavirus deaths per day in the United States since the start of the pandemic

A graph shows the total number coronavirus deaths per day in the United States since the start of the pandemic

A graph shows the total number coronavirus deaths per day in the United States in July and August

A graph shows the total number coronavirus deaths per day in the United States in July and August

A map shows the percentage of the population that has bene vaccinated in each of the United States

A map shows the percentage of the population that has bene vaccinated in each of the United States

A graph compared the average number of coronavirus vaccinations given per day compared to the cumulative total

A graph compared the average number of coronavirus vaccinations given per day compared to the cumulative total

The CDC notes that there have been 57,509 cases in Hawaii since the start of the pandemic. The state has counted a total of 551 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 19 new deaths reported in the last week.

Meanwhile, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has counted a total of 562,623 infections and 7,685 deaths since the start of the pandemic, as of Friday.

Kentucky reported that there were 18 new deaths on Friday and 4,815 new cases, with 1,529 of those cases being children aged 18 years old and younger.

There are currently 2,129 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Kentucky with 592 in Intensive Care Units. Of those, 349 people are on ventilators. The state reported that about 70 per cent of its 1,859 ICU beds are occupied.

The state’s testing positivity rate currently sits at 13.33 per cent.

Data from the Wyoming Department of Health from Thursday shows that the state had 178 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. That number is down just 28 per cent from the beak hospitalization rate of 247 on November 30.

State data shows that Wyoming has a total of 136 designated ICU beds with 62 of them open, as of Thursday.

Wyoming has had a total of 60,684 laboratory confirmed coronavirus cases with an additional 12,783 probable cases – and 835 deaths, according to state data.

In Wyoming, twentysomethings have far outpaced every other demographic for COVID-19 infections with 12,450 infections total among people in their 20s.

The demographic for people in their 30s came in second, with a total of 9,822 infections, and people under the age of 18 came in third place with 8,832 infections.

There have been just 1,989 cases among people aged 80 and older, while there have been 3,569 cases among people in their 70s and 6,476 among people in their 60s, state data shows. There were 7,579 cases among people in their 50s and 8,683 among people in their 40s.

Washington has vaccinated about 72.4 per cent of its eligible population over the age of 12.

There have been a total of 30,483 hospitalizations in the state, which currently has 31.4 per cent of its ICU beds occupied with COVID-19 patients.

There have been a total of 495,528 confirmed cases in Washington, with an additional 55,460 possible cases, and 6,507 deaths.



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