Medical assistant Odilest Guerrier administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Pasqual Cruz at a clinic established by Healthcare Network in Immokalee, Florida on May 20, 2021.
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Twelve US states now have 70% of adult residents who have received at least one Covid shot, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Tuesday shows.
California and Maryland most recently reported crossing the milestone, joining Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
President Joe Biden’s goal is to get one or more vaccinations to 70% of people 18 years and older by July 4th. On Wednesday he will talk about the status of the vaccination campaign and declare June the national month of action more people vaccinated.
The seven-day average of daily U.S. infections stayed below 20,000 for the second straight day on Tuesday, although many states did not release data during Memorial Day and may be catching up with reporting.
Share of the USA in the vaccinated population
CDC data shows that about 51% of Americans have received at least one dose and about 41% are fully vaccinated.
Of those over the age of 18, around 63% have received one dose or more.
US vaccine shots given
The US reports an average of 1.2 million vaccinations per day over the past week, according to the CDC.
White House Covid-19 Data Director, Cyrus Shahpar wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that data reporting over the holiday weekend was limited and will be completed in the coming days.
Covid cases in the USA
The most recent seven-day average of Covid cases in the US is 17,289, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. Many states have not reported Memorial Day data, and cases could rise in the coming days to reflect residue depletions.
Before the bank holiday weekend, the number of cases had been falling for weeks.
Covid deaths in the US
Also affected by the slowdown in reporting over the holiday weekend, the current seven-day average of Covid deaths in the US is 589.
The latest trend in the daily death toll in the US is made even more complicated by state health data audits. In these scenarios, a batch of previously unreported cases or death dates are assigned to a single day, even if they occurred before the assigned date. Oklahoma and Maryland each added hundreds of deaths to their pandemic totals last week.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that an audit had found 260 new Covid deaths. according to the Associated Press, all of which are currently attributed to June 1st in the Hopkins data.