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What the November data says about the COVID-19 pandemic
How do you feel about COVID-19 trends near you?
By Eric Revell, Countable News
What’s the story?
- The U.S. recorded 4.3 million cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in November, more than doubling the previous high of 1.9 million in July.
- Cases increased across the country, as all but nine states set records in November for the most monthly cases. The USAFacts chart below shows that while cases were on the rise in all regions of the country, the case rates were highest in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Iowa:
- There were fewer deaths from COVID-19 in November than the 57,801 deaths in April, but hospitalizations were on the rise. On November 30th, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations was 102,579 ― that’s 94% higher than the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations on October 31st and the highest level since July 1st as this USAFacts chart shows:
- COVID-19 deaths remained concentrated among Americans age 75 and older, who have made up about 58% of COVID-19 deaths in provisional weekly data despite only making up 7% of the U.S. population, whereas 3% of deaths have been among individuals under the age of 44.
- The USAFacts chart below shows the proportion of weekly COVID-19 deaths by age group, including weekly preliminary data from October and November that will be fully processed in the weeks ahead:
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