National numbers, Nov. 22

In the past week (November 15 through 21), the U.S. reported about 1.2 million new cases, according to the COVID Tracking Project. This amounts to:

  • An average of 167,000 new cases each day (19% increase from the previous week)
  • 358 total new cases for every 100,000 Americans
  • 1 in 279 Americans getting diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past week
  • 10% of the total cases the U.S. reported in the full course of the pandemic
Nationwide COVID-19 metrics published in the COVID Tracking Project’s daily update on November 21. The new cases seven-day average has doubled since the beginning of November.

1 in every 114 Americans has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the beginning of November, and cases aren’t slowing anywhere in the nation. The COVID Exit Strategy tracker categorizes the spread in every state except for Maine and Hawaii as “uncontrolled”; even Vermont, praised by public health experts for its mitigation efforts, is now seeing record numbers.

America also saw:

  • 10,100 new COVID-19 deaths last week (3.1 per 100,000 people)
  • 83,200 people currently hospitalized with the disease, as of yesterday (20% increase from the previous week; 76% increase from the start of November)

To see how your community is faring, check the COVID-19 Risk Levels Dashboard for state- and county-level insights.

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