Daily reported cases in the last week increased to 68,900 per day on average compared
to 66,700 the week before, an increase of 3%
Daily deaths in the last week decreased slightly to 670 per day on average compared to
700 the week before. COVID-19 remains the number 2 cause of death in the
US this week.
The daily death rate is greater than 4 per million in Michigan.
We estimated that 30% of people in the US have been infected as of April 19.
Our estimate of the percent infected to date has increased considerably from last week
due to introducing corrections for waning antibodies in our analysis of seroprevalence
Effective R, computed using cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, is greater than 1 in 34
The infection-detection rate in the US is close to 40%. After correcting for
waning antibodies in seroprevalence surveys, our estimate of the infection-detection
rate is down from our previous estimates.
Based on GISAID and CDC sequence data combined with our variant spread model,
we estimate current prevalence of key variants. B.1.1.7 is becoming the
dominant variant in most of the US. While B.1.351 and P1 have been sequenced in
many states, as in Europe, these variants are not increasing in prevalence in the
presence of B.1.1.7.
Vaccination rates vary by county, determined by local factors
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected certain underserved and high-risk populations, including people of color, those with underlying health conditions, and those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines for these communities can help address the disparate health effects of the virus and achieve herd immunity.
The Biden administration has identified vaccine equity as a priority, but states and local jurisdictions vary in how and the extent to which they prioritize equity. Given that vaccine roll-out in the U.S. is inherently local, understanding how vaccination rates vary at the local level is important for informing outreach efforts and addressing equity.
Earlier CDC analysis found that, as of early March, counties with high social vulnerability had lower vaccination rates than counties with low social vulnerability.
Source: Kaisesr Permanente Foundation
Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, the first Indian physician trained in the United States
Anandibai travelled to New York from Kolkata (Calcutta) by ship, chaperoned by two female English missionary acquaintances of the Thorborns. In New York, Theodicia Carpenter received her in June 1883. Anandibai wrote to the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, asking to be admitted to their medical program, which was the second women’s medical […]