• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. Initial claims were 205 thousand last week.
• At 9:45 AM: Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for December.
And on COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
COVID Metrics TodayWeek
AgoGoal Percent fully Vaccinated61.9%—≥70.0%1 Fully Vaccinated (millions)205.6—≥2321 New Cases per Day3🚩277,241162,133≤5,0002 Hospitalized3🚩64,75661,570≤3,0002 Deaths per Day31,0851,227≤502 1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.
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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of positive tests reported.