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In almost all US states, Covid cases are falling by 5% or more, and vaccinations continue to decline

Erica Aparitio will receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson from Yelany Lima, a trained nurse, on May 17, 2021 at UHealth’s mobile children’s clinic in Miami, Florida.

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According to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Covid case numbers are falling 5% or more in almost all US states as nationwide infections and deaths continue to decline.

In the US, an average of 1.8 million vaccinations per day were given over the past week, according to federal data, and 47.5% of the population received at least one dose of vaccine.

US Covid cases

The country reports an average of 32,000 daily infections over the past seven days, a sharp drop from more than 71,000 daily cases from mid-April. That 7-day average of 32,000 is the lowest since late June.

According to a CNBC analysis of the Johns Hopkins data, the average daily case number in 42 states has decreased by 5% or more over the past week. However, President Joe Biden warned on Monday that the number of cases in US states with low Covid-19 vaccination rates could rise again.

US Covid deaths

According to Johns Hopkins data, the last 7-day average of daily deaths in the US is 587, an 8% decrease from a week.

Since the pandemic began, a total of more than 586,000 deaths from Covid have been reported in the United States.

US vaccine shots administered

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US received an average of 1.8 million vaccinations per day over the past week.

The pace of daily shots has been on a downward trend since its peak in mid-April, as have many of the most avid and best able to get vaccinated.

US percentage of the vaccinated population

More than 47% of Americans are at least partially vaccinated, CDC data shows, and about 37% are fully vaccinated.


Katherine Clark