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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

HHS COVID-19 Update, 9/8/2020

Tuesday COVID Snapshot

New Cases (based on 7-day rolling average):

·         45% of jurisdictions are in a downward trajectory (was 61% last week)

·         14% are in plateau (was 11% last week)

·         41% are in upward trajectory (was 28% last week)

·         Since July 24 national peak, US has seen a more than 38% decrease in 7-day averages of new cases

National Positivity Rate

·         5.1% positive test rate (was 5.3% last week)

Hospitalizations from COVID

·         8% of inpatients have COVID (was 9% last week, down from a high in April of 24%)


·         8% decrease in new deaths from previous week (was 7% decrease from previous week last week)


·         In the past 7 days, 97% of commercial lab tests were completed within 3 days and 99% were completed within 5 days.

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