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

  • Source: CNBC
  • Published: 05/10/2021 12:00 AM

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 its peak level. The U.S. is reporting 40,800 daily new infections, based on a seven-day average of data compiled by Johns 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. The latest seven-day average of daily U.S. COVID deaths is 667, Johns Hopkins data shows, far below the winter highs.


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