Erica Aparitio will receive a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Yelany Lima, a trained nurse, on May 17, 2021 at UHealth’s Pediatric Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.
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According to a CNBC analysis of the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Covid case numbers are falling 5% or more in almost all US states as the nationwide number of infections and deaths continues its downward trend.
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 in the past seven days, a sharp drop from more than 71,000 daily cases from mid-April. That seven-day average of 32,000 is the lowest since late June.
The average daily caseload has dropped 5% or more in 42 states over the past week, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins’ data. 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 most recent 7-day average daily death toll 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.