Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06053062 (posted May. 30, 2006)"
As of 5/25/06, 49,034 H-1B numbers (out of a pool of 61,000) had been used for fy2007. That was a usage of approximately 4,000 in two days--double the rate of usage in the weeks before. As the cap nears, it is reasonable to expect that the rate of usage will continue to climb. Therefore, it is generally believed that the H-1B cap for fiscal 2007 will be reached very shortly.
H-1B usage is periodically updated on the USCIS website. It is suggested that you bookmark this page and check it periodically.