A man receives a shot of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination center on the beach in South Beach, Florida on May 9, 2021.
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The rate of average daily new Covid cases in the US fell below 41,000 over the weekend, a 30% decrease from two weeks ago and its lowest level since September, data from Johns Hopkins University showed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country reported an average of 2 million vaccinations per day over the past week, a 40% decrease from the peak.
US Covid cases
The U.S. reports 40,800 new infections daily based on a 7-day average of data compiled by Johns Hopkins. That number is down 30% in the past 14 days and is down 43% from its last peak when the country recorded around 71,000 daily cases in mid-April. It’s also the lowest average since September 19.
US Covid deaths
The most recent 7-day average of daily deaths in the US is 667, well below the winter highs, as Johns Hopkins data shows.
US vaccine shots administered
After 2.3 million vaccinations given on Sunday, the national average over the past week is 2 million shots a day, according to the CDC. While the daily rate has shown some signs of stabilization in the past few days, it has declined significantly from its high of 3.4 million shots a day on April 13th.
Some states have asked the federal government to reduce shipments of their assigned doses, according to The Associated Press. This is in stark contrast to the situation a few months ago when the demand for shots far exceeded the supply available across the country.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
Approximately 46% of Americans have received at least one dose, and more than a third are fully vaccinated.