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The good, the bad and the plain ugly of the Obamacare numbers

The Obama administration released a slew of numbers Wednesday afternoon, detailing not only the  level of enrollment during the past month, but also the government's efforts to fix the federal health-care Web site and reach key consumers.

Here are some of the highlights, numerically speaking:

106,856: The number of consumers who have chosen plans. It's important to note, however, that many of these people have selected plans but have yet to pay for them. They need to pay by Dec. 15 in order to ensure these plans will take effect on Jan. 1. The Department of Health and Human Services couldn't or wouldn't say Wednesday how many people have actually paid to this point.

26, 794: The number who have signed up through The numbers released Wednesday include about 79,000 who have selected coverage through the programs run by 14 states and the District of Columbia. In other words, only about one-quarter have signed up through HealthCare.Gov.

42: The number of sign-ups in North Dakota, the fewest for any state for which numbers are available. The next lowest? Alaska at 53, and South Dakota at 58.

49 percent: The proportion of sign-ups that have occurred in just two states -- California and New York -- which have their own exchanges.

82 percent: The percentage of sign-ups in the state and federal exchanges that have come in blue states. Most of the states offering state-based exchanges are blue states, accounting for much of the disparity.

4: The rank for Kentucky, the only red state with its own state-based exchange. Kentucky has signed up 5,586 people.

26.8 million: The number of unique visits on the state and federal Web sites so far. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius cited this statistic as a sign of consumer interest in the new plans. Every day, she said, she meets Americans who "tell me how anxious they are to get covered."

More than 3.1 million: The number of calls that have been made to call-in centers asking about coverage. The administration has been encouraging Americans to use call centers to sign up for plans if they encounter problems on

More than 70,000: The number of those calls that have been in Spanish. The administration has had to postpone a Spanish-language Web site for enrollment, and some Latinos are choosing to pursue coverage by phone in their native tongue.

98 percent: The percentage of the more than 1.5 million people who applied for coverage who received an eligibility determination (1.48 million). That means the vast majority of Americans making it to the application stage can find out if they're eligible for a subsidy.

Less than 1 percent: The Web site's error rate -- a reduction from 6 percent earlier in the rollout.

18,000: The number of trained navigators working across the nation. These are people who can talk individuals through applying for coverage in person.

More than 17,000: The number of public libraries that have information available about enrollment. Federal officials and insurers are trying to spread the word to the uninsured through libraries, which they see as a helpful resource.

More than 900: The number of organizations in 50 states that have signed on to be "champions for coverage." Those groups are seen as another way to reach consumers, along with the more than 1,000 events that have already been sponsored on the local level to promote enrollment.

Aaron Blake contributed to this report.