US Covid Numbers for mid January

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While numbers remain high, many states have appeared to have peaked and are seeing cases start to drop. I’ll go ahead and do my normal rankings but I’ll skip the graphs again just because everything is off the scale. I have to make some edits next week so I will play around with blowing up the y-axis scale to make some of the trends more obvious.

For the week that just ended, there were 5,397,920 newly reported cases. This was an increase over last week but only about an 11% increase. After three big weekly increases, we see the signs of a slowdown. As states like New York and Florida continue to see cases drop, it is possible that we’ll see a decline next week.

Looking at week over week change, the following states saw cases decline last week: Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, DC, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, and West Virginia. Most of these are the places that first saw the big Omicron increases.

Here is the list using my ranking which looks at weekly change, monthly change and cases per million.

  1. Maine
  2. Vermont
  3. Maryland
  4. Michigan
  5. Idaho
  6. Montana
  7. Iowa
  8. Missouri
  9. Indiana
  10. Georgia
  11. New Hampshire
  12. Pennsylvania
  13. Nebraska
  14. Minnesota
  15. Wyoming
  16. West Virginia
  17. New Jersey
  18. Virginia
  19. DC
  20. Ohio
  21. Illinois
  22. Rhode Island
  23. Oregon
  24. New Mexico
  25. Kentucky
  26. Connecticut
  27. Florida
  28. New York
  29. Nevada
  30. Texas
  31. South Dakota
  32. Massachusetts
  33. Washington
  34. Alabama
  35. Mississippi
  36. Tennessee
  37. North Carolina
  38. Kansas
  39. Wisconsin
  40. Louisiana
  41. Oklahoma
  42. North Dakota
  43. Arizona
  44. Hawaii
  45. Delaware
  46. Alaska
  47. South Carolina
  48. Utah
  49. Arkansas
  50. Colorado
  51. California

I do think I will change the graphs next week because I expect we’ll have more states either at peak or just below and the scales need to be expanded to show that. Plus the drops in some states will be more obvious. I do expect to see the situation continue to improve in the coming weeks.

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