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U.S. Covid cases down 30% over past two weeks as country averages 2 million shots per day


A man holds his emotional support dog, named ‘Rhea,’ as he receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine during a walk-up clinic at the Kennedy Center’s outdoor Reach area on May 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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The rate of average daily new Covid cases in the U.S. fell to below 41,000 over the weekend, down 30% from two weeks ago and the lowest level since September, Johns Hopkins University data showed.

The country has reported an average of 2 million vaccinations per day over the past week, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, down 40% from peak levels.

U.S. Covid cases

The U.S. is reporting 40,800 daily new infections, based on a seven-day average of data compiled by Hopkins. That figure is down 30% over the past 14 days and 43% from the most recent high point, when the country was seeing about 71,000 daily cases in mid-April. It is also the lowest average since Sept. 19.

U.S. Covid deaths

The latest seven-day average of daily U.S. Covid deaths is 667, Hopkins data shows, far below the winter highs.

U.S. vaccine shots administered

Following 2.3 million vaccinations reported administered Sunday, the nationwide average over the past week is 2 million shots per day, according to the CDC. Though the daily rate has shown some signs of steadying in recent days, it is down significantly from the peak level of 3.4 million shots per day on April 13.

Some states have asked the federal government to scale back shipments of their allocated doses, according to The Associated Press, a stark contrast to the situation a few months ago when demand for shots far outpaced the available supply across the country.

U.S. share of the population vaccinated

About 46% of Americans have received at least one dose and more than a third are fully vaccinated.

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