Home Financial Record October 29 news updates: Daily UK Covid cases hit record high, US stocks post best month of 2021, Eurozone growth accelerates to 2.2%

October 29 news updates: Daily UK Covid cases hit record high, US stocks post best month of 2021, Eurozone growth accelerates to 2.2%

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The number of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States fell below 50,000 for the first time in three months, a further sign that the country is in control of its latest wave of the pandemic.

There were 49,710 patients in U.S. hospitals being treated for Covid-19, according to a Financial Times analysis of data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This is the first time that hospitalizations have fallen below 50,000 since July 30. This represents a drop of more than half since levels above 103,000 were reached between late August and early September following the summer wave of Covid-19 fueled by the Delta variant.

With a few days to go until the end of October, there are signs that the United States may be in better shape than 12 months ago. Around the same time last year, as coronavirus cases increased in the Midwest – presaging the deadly winter wave – hospitalizations hovered around 53,000.

More than 419 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the United States since deployment began in December 2020, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday. Almost 58% of the American population has been fully immunized.

Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine are the four states that have fully immunized more than 70% of their population. Thirteen states have yet to reach a threshold where at least 50% of their residents are fully immunized: West Virginia, Idaho and Wyoming are the lowest of the group and still less than 44%.

The United States has recorded an average of nearly 68,200 new cases of Covid-19 per day over the past week, according to CDC data. This is a drop of around 58% from the high summer rate of over 161,900 per day in early September and from a rate of around 78,200 at the end of October last year.

Over the past week, the United States has recorded an average of 1,086 deaths per day, down from the high summer rate of 1,857 per day in mid-September. At the end of October last year, the number of daily deaths was approaching 900.


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