Justing Concepcion, 12, receives a dose of Pfizer BioNTech’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Registered Nurse Angela Nyarko during a vaccination event for local teenagers and adults outside the Bronx Writing Academy school in the Bronx. New York City, June 4, 2021.
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The U.S. reports an average of about 14,500 daily infections over the past week, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows, as the average daily cases are below 15,000 for three days.
According to a seven-day average of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 960,000 vaccinations are reported daily across the country. More than half of Americans have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 42% are fully vaccinated.
Covid cases in the USA
The U.S. reports an average of 14,410 new infections every day over the past week, according to Hopkins data, numbers not seen since the early days of the pandemic.
The average daily caseload has declined 5% or more in 44 states over the past week, a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data shows.
US vaccine shots given
In the US, an average of about 960,000 vaccinations were reported in the past week, CDC data shows. That number has risen between 900,000 and 1.1 million in the past few days, down 27% from the previous week.
The former head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on CNBCs “Squawk Box” on monday that he reckons that the vaccination rate will decrease further.
“The vaccination rates will drop quite sharply in July and August,” said Gottlieb. “The bottom line is that people who haven’t been vaccinated at this point tend to be marginal customers for vaccinations.”
The vaccinations could return closer to fall as Americans consider getting back to work and school, Gottlieb added.
Covid deaths in the US
The latest seven-day average of daily Covid deaths in the US is 455, according to Hopkins data.
Around 597,600 Covid deaths have been reported in the United States since the pandemic began. more than any other country.
Share of the USA in the vaccinated population
According to CDC data, around 52% of the population have received at least one vaccination and 42% are fully vaccinated.
Of those over 18 years of age, 63.5% are at least partially vaccinated. President Joe Biden’s goal is to increase that number to 70 percent by July 4th.