While Americans are enjoying a return to near-normal status, the number of daily cases and deaths from coronavirus transmission is rising for the third day in a row, with the number exceeding 20,000 for the first time in more than a week.
The average duration of cases of seven days was also higher, but still significantly lower than two weeks ago.
According to the New York Time Tracker, there were at least 22,314 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, compared to 15,059 on Tuesday, after 13,758 new cases on Monday and 6,067 on Sunday. Read the previous coronavirus update columns.
The death toll rose to at least 449 on Wednesday from 373 on Tuesday, followed by 305 deaths on Monday and 253 deaths on Sunday.
The seven-day average of cases rose to 1
The number of states that have noticed a weekly trend of new cases rising this week rose to 15 on Thursday from 14 on Wednesday, according to data summarized by Johns Hopkins University. Last week, only one country saw a growing trend.
Regarding vaccination, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 304.75 million doses were administered and 164.83 million adults or 63.9% of this cohort received at least one dose of COVID vaccine. 19.
To achieve President Biden’s goal of 70% of the U.S. adult population receiving at least one dose by July 4, CDC figures show that 15.73 million adults should receive at least one shot in the next 23 days, averaging about 684,121. adults per day.
To help achieve Biden’s goal, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. WBA,
said Thursday it would extend pharmacy hours for the next three Fridays for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Meanwhile, 140.98 million Americans are fully vaccinated, representing 42.5% of the total population.
Within the age group, 50.3% of Americans who are at least 12 years old are fully vaccinated, as are 53.3% of the U.S. adult population and 75.7% of Americans at least 65 years of age.
In the United States, fully vaccinated means that two weeks have passed since the second of the two-dose vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc. PFE,
and partner BioNTech SE MRNA,
or Moderna Inc. MRNA,
have been administered or two weeks have elapsed since receiving the single dose from JNJ of Johnson and Johnson,
So far, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been given emergency use to people under 12 years of age. Moderna said on Thursday that it had applied for an authorization for the emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents.
Separately, there are millions of doses of the J&J vaccine that are due to expire this month, following a temporary suspension in April to assess the rare risk of blood clots, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The United States leads the world in the number of fully vaccinated people, tripled to 45.63 million in India, who were fully vaccinated, according to the JHU. The United Kingdom is third with 28.54 million people. Meanwhile, the United States ranks eighth in the percentage of the population fully vaccinated, after first place in the Seychelles with 67.5% and second place in Marino with 63.7%.
The total number of coronavirus cases rose to 174.49 million on Thursday, while the death toll rose to 3,759,138, according to the JHU. The data show that 2.24 million doses of vaccine have been administered worldwide.
The United States leads the world in total cases with 33.42 million and deaths with 598,318.
India continues to move closer to the United States, with cases rising to 29.18 million, but is the world’s third-largest mortality with 355,705.
Brazil ranks second in mortality with 479,515 and third in cases with 17.12 million.
The United Kingdom ranks fourth in mortality worldwide and leads in 2,824 places in Europe, while France is fourth in the world in cases and leads in Europe with 5.79 million.
China, where the virus was first detected in late 2019, has registered 103,261 cases and 4,846 deaths, according to its official figures, which are thought to be massively underestimated.