U.S. Covid cases down more than 50% since start of May as the country averages 1.7 million daily vaccine shots

U.S. Covid cases down more than 50% since start of May as the country averages 1.7 million daily vaccine shots
# 27 May 2021 19:33 (UTC +04:00)

Average daily Covid case counts in the U.S. are at less than half of the level recorded at the start of May, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows, APA reports citing CNBC.

The country is seeing an average of 23,407 new infections per day over the past week, down from about 49,600 on May 1, a 53% drop.

Federal data shows that the U.S. is reporting an average of 1.7 million daily vaccinations, and nearly 50% of the U.S. population has received one dose or more.

The seven-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases is 23,407 as of Wednesday, according to Hopkins data, down 23% from a week ago and 53% from the start of the month.

Case counts have not been this low since June of 2020.

Average daily case counts have fallen by 5% or more in 44 states and the District of Columbia over the past week, a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data shows.

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