From Adam Martin
Nearly a third of all Americans have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and newly reported cases of Covid-19 in the United States have been declining for more than two weeks.
The United States reported more than 29,000 new cases on Sunday, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and published early Monday morning at Eastern time. The data can be updated later in the morning. The figure on Sunday was lower than a day earlier 45,303 and a week earlier 32,065.
The daily number of cases is usually lower at the beginning of the week, as fewer people are tested over the weekend. However, the initial figure on Sunday was the lowest one-day total in the United States since September 8, when it was 27,393. In total, more than 32.4 million cases were registered in the United States.
The seven-day moving average of the newly reported cases each day, which smooths out the data irregularities, is 49,594 on Saturday, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal of data from John Hopkins. The 1
Covid-19-related deaths are also lower than the day before, with the nation reporting 325 on Sunday, according to John Hopkins. This number may also be updated later on Monday morning. The death toll in the United States is now more than 577,000, according to data from John Hopkins.
The country’s vaccination efforts continue, but are slowing from a week earlier. An average of 2.4 million doses a day were administered in the last week, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal of data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared to 2.8 million a week earlier. About 31.6% of all Americans have already been fully vaccinated, and 44.3% have received at least one dose.
The highly contagious variant of the Covid-19 virus in the United Kingdom, which is now the dominant strain of the virus in the United States, makes the pandemic more difficult to control. But it also comes with a silver lining: permitted vaccines work well against it.
Option called B.1.1.7 is better able to use mask gaps and social distancing and requires more people to develop an immune response to slow it down. And yet the vaccines from Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE, Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, as well as safety measures, still remain effective and health authorities say the shots are starting to slow down Covid-19 cases in the US
More than 152.87 million cases have been reported worldwide and more than 3.2 million people have died, according to John Hopkins.