As March rolls in this week, we enter year two of “two weeks to flatten the curve” and mark the second-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdowns in the U.S. Here are the numbers.
As March rolls in this week, we enter year two of “two weeks to flatten the curve” and mark the second-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdowns in the U.S.
At a glance, total cumulative cases in the U.S. are 78,732,221, according to the Center of Disease Control’s COVID data tracker. That’s about 24 percent of the population.
The death total is an even smaller percentage at about 0.3 percent. As of March 1, around 81 percent of the U.S. population has taken one or more vaccination dosages.
For Bedford County, total cumulative cases are 14,826. Active cases as of February 28, are 94, according to the CDC tracker. There has been a total of 218 deaths for the County.
The CDC marks Bedford as having a “high” transmission risk since news cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days is greater than or equal to 100. For the County, the case rate per 100,000 people is around 190.
About 45 percent of the population that is five years old or older is fully vaccinated (I.e., just over 21,000 people).
Tennessee has seen a total of just over 2 million cases and 24,374 deaths. Shelby County is the county with the highest confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 236,499 with Davidson following in second at 205,375. Rutherford falls into fifth place, while Bedford is 32nd for the most number of cases.