• At 8:30 AM ET, the initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for a decrease to 250 thousand from 260 thousand last week.
• At 10:00 AM, the ISM Services Index for January.
On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
COVID Metrics NowWeek
AgoGoal Percent fully Vaccinated63.8%—≥70.0%1 Fully Vaccinated (millions)212.0—≥2321 New Cases per Day3415,552636,024≤5,0002 Hospitalized3127,329143,924≤3,0002 Deaths per Day3🚩2,3692,286≤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.