Daily U.S. data June 3
A man is tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a mobile test van in Brooklyn, New York, June 2, 2021.
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The average daily Covid case level remained below 20,000 for the third day in a row Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
At the same time, federal data shows the rate of reported daily vaccinations fell to a seven-day average of 1.1 million, the lowest level in months. White House Covid Data Director Cyrus Shahpar wrote in a tweet wednesday that the Memorial Day holiday is responsible for lower vaccine delivery and delay in reporting.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 51% of the total United States population and 63% of American adults have received one or more vaccine shots.
Covid case in the United States
The United States is reporting an average of about 16,300 infections per day over the past week, according to data from Hopkins. Many states did not report data on Remembrance Day and may still be clearing their arrears.
Covid Deaths in the United States
The seven-day average of daily Covid deaths in the United States is 537, according to data from Hopkins. That figure could also be affected by a lack of reporting on Memorial Day weekend, and is further complicated by data audits conducted by state health departments.
On Tuesday, for example, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that an audit had revealed 260 new Covid deaths, according to Associated Press. All of these are currently attributed to June 1 in the Hopkins data, although they occurred earlier in the pandemic.
Yet the number of deaths reported daily is well below the high levels seen last spring and winter.
American vaccines administered
The United States is reporting an average of 1.1 million daily vaccinations over the past week, according to CDC data.
President Joe Biden doubled down on Wednesday on his administration’s efforts to get more Americans vaccinated against Covid-19 by July 4. Biden has set a goal of having 70% of American adults receive at least one vaccine by then.
U.S. share of population vaccinated
About 51% of Americans have had one shot or more, and 41% are fully vaccinated.
Among those aged 18 and over, 63% are at least partially vaccinated.