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Average Covid cases fall to fewer than 40K, first time since September

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the average number of new COVID-19 cases per day has dropped below 40,000 for the first time since mid-September.

Deaths have also dropped to an all-time low of 655, the lowest average since July 6. The average daily fatality rate has dropped by a third in the last month, from nearly 1,000 per day.

COVID-related deaths are on the decline.

The 19 figures were anticipated as the percentage of Americans who have been vaccinated rises, but they are still encouraging.
Vaccination rates are also on the decline.

Nearly 60% of adults in the United States had received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine as of Tuesday, with about 45 percent have received all three doses.

However, the number of shots given per day has dropped precipitously, falling by 42% from a high of nearly 3.3 million each day to just 1.9 million per day as of May 6. (the most recent day for which there CDC has logged enough data to calculate a seven-day rolling average)

As per Bloomberg data, that number has improved slightly, with 1.83 million shots being administered yesterday, bringing the seven-day rolling average back above two million.

The report warned that the sudden halt in vaccinations poses a risk that the United States can never achieve herd immunity, which requires between 70 and 90 percent of the population to be fully vaccinated.

Nonetheless, despite the declining vaccination rate and the gradual reopening of the United States, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are all on the decline.

Although there aren’t enough vaccines to eradicate Covid, vaccinations are already making a significant dent in the number of Americans who are susceptible to the virus, especially with the warmer weather.

This is partly due to the fact that Covid is primarily a disease of the elderly, who now has nearly 72 percent of the vaccine.


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