Here are some no spin facts on where we are with the COVID 19 crisis. This data is the raw data on infections and death rates showing some of the trends in the pandemic.
The first metric to look at is the percentage of people who have died in the U.S. from this virus. This is fairly straight forward to calculate. As of this writing we have had 489,060 deaths. The population of the United States is 330,022,000. To get the percentage you do the following math:
- Deaths divided by population
- 489060/330022000 = 0.0015
- This number times 100 to get percent = 0.15% (one fifteenth of one percent.)
- The total percent of the U,S, Population that has died from COVID 19 is 0.15% or 1.5 per thousand
Deaths per million
Here are the actual numbers (Source Our World Data).
This chart shows the 7 day rolling average number of deaths per million people over time.
The virus is taking a real down turn and we are now below the numbers we saw at the start of the outbreak last April. At this rate we will soon be at the levels seen last summer.
Hopefully this data will help you understand where we are. With the vaccine being distributed we should continue to see significant drops in these numbers and that will continue to be a welcome sight.