A man receives a test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a mobile test car in Brooklyn, New York on June 2, 2021.
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Average daily Covid cases remained below 20,000 for the third day in a row on Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
At the same time, federal data shows the pace of daily reported vaccinations has fallen to a seven-day average of 1.1 million, the lowest level in months. White House Covid Data Director Cyrus Shahpar wrote in a Tweet Wednesday Memorial Day is responsible for reduced vaccine administration and delay in reporting.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 51% of the total US population and 63% of American adults have had one or more vaccinations.
Covid cases in the USA
The US reports an average of about 16,300 infections per day over the past week, according to Hopkins data. Many states did not report any data on Memorial Day and may still be in the process of cleaning up their residues.
Covid deaths in the US
The seven-day average of daily Covid deaths in the US is 537, Hopkins data shows. This number could also be affected by lack of coverage on Memorial Day weekend and is made more complicated by data reviews by state health officials.
For example, on Tuesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that an audit had found 260 new Covid deaths. according to the Associated Press. All of these are currently attributed to June 1 in the Hopkins data, although they occurred earlier in the pandemic.
Nevertheless, the daily reported death rates are far below the increased values of last spring and last winter.
US vaccine shots given
The US reports an average of 1.1 million daily vaccinations over the past week, CDC data shows.
president Joe Biden doubled in size on Wednesday on his administration’s efforts to have more Americans vaccinated against Covid-19 by July 4th. Biden’s goal is to get 70% of American adults to get at least one vaccination by then.
Share of the USA in the vaccinated population
Approximately 51% of Americans have had one or more vaccinations, and 41% are fully vaccinated.
63% of those over the age of 18 are at least partially vaccinated.