U.S. records 66,000 average new COVID cases despite an average of 2.7 million people being vaccinated every day; biggest spikes seen in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan
The United States is making progress on the vaccine front. As of yesterday, over 51 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, despite an average of 2.7 million people being vaccinated every day, 25 states and the District of Columbia are reporting a rise in cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The US records 66,000 average new coronavirus cases, the highest number in a month as infections rise in half of the states with the biggest spikes seen in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. Ironically, these states also happen to have some of the most stringent lockdown and social distancing measures in the nation.
Just yesterday, the new CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky sounded the alarm bell about the impending doom of new coronavirus cases. In a shocking emotional outburst during the COVID-19 Response press conference, Dr. Walensky went “off-script” to warn the public about the “impending doom” following a rise in COVID cases.
Michigan is leading the nation with an average number of new cases of 14% rise over the past week and a 208% increase over the past month. COVID cases in New York rose by nearly 10% over the previous week and the test positivity rate has remained above 3% for the last month.
On Monday, the U.S. recorded 69,417 new infections with a seven-day rolling average of 66,159, the highest figure in about a month. In the last week alone, the average number of COVID-19 cases has risen by a whopping 24 percent, according to the analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.
The latest Johns Hopkins data also shows that coronavirus cases continue to rise across the United States, fueling fears of a fourth wave as officials urge Americans to keep following public health measures. Since the coronavirus pandemic began in January 2020, more than 30.3 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 550,000 have died.