Daily U.S. data for May 20
Jean Fletes, 13, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Delores Fye, a licensed practical nurse, at UHealth’s pediatric mobile clinic on May 17, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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The United States has reported fewer than 30,000 cases for five consecutive days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, bringing the seven-day average of new daily infections to around 30,300.
This is the first time that the daily count of cases has remained below 30,000 for five consecutive days since mid-June.
About 1.8 million vaccinations have been reported on average each day over the past week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 48% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Covid cases in the United States
Data from Hopkins shows that the number of cases nationwide has been mostly on the decline since the last peak about a month ago in mid-April, when the country was recording more than 71,000 cases per day. The latest seven-day average of new daily infections is 30,300.
Dr Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House, said on Wednesday that the infections are decreasing in each state in the USA
Fauci did not specify over what time period these drops in state-level infections occurred. A CNBC analysis of Hopkins data shows that the average daily number of cases has declined 5% or more in 38 states over the past week.
Covid Deaths in the United States
The United States reported 655 Covid deaths on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day average to 572 deaths per day.
American vaccines administered
About 1.8 million vaccinations have been reported daily on average over the past week, according to the CDC, down from the peak level of 3.4 million vaccines per day in mid-April and also below the average of 2.2 million a week ago.
United States share of vaccinated population
About 48% of Americans are at least partially vaccinated, according to CDC data, and 38% are fully inoculated.