Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead of the Maryland National Guard visits a woman as she receives her modern coronavirus vaccine from specialist James Truong (L) at CASA de Maryland’s Wheaton Welcome Center in Wheaton, Maryland on May 21, 2021.
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The 7-day average of daily Covid cases in the US is below 25,000 for the first time since June 19, data from Johns Hopkins University shows, as the pace of new infections continues to decline.
The country reports an average of 24,900 cases a day, a 22% decrease from the previous week.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US has had an average of 1.8 million vaccinations per day over the past week, and approximately 49% of the US population has received at least one dose.
US Covid cases
Almost 26,000 cases were reported on Monday, bringing the 7-day average of new infections every day to just under 25,000.
A CNBC analysis of the Hopkins data shows the average daily caseload in 41 states and the District of Columbia has decreased by at least 5% over the past week.
U.S. Covid deaths
In the US, there has been an average of 570 Covid deaths per day in the past week, according to Hopkins data.
The total number of reported Covid deaths in the US since the pandemic began is now more than 590,000.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
About 49% of the US population had at least one shot, according to the CDC, with more than 130 million Americans, or 39%, fully vaccinated.
Of people aged 18 and over, around 62% received at least one dose of the vaccine. President Joe Biden’s goal is to achieve that number 70% by July 4th.
The White House announced this on Tuesday Half of the adults in the US will be fully vaccinated At the end of the day.
US vaccine shots administered
CDC data shows that the 7-day average of vaccinations given in the US is 1.8 million per day for the past week, down about 3% from a week earlier.