On Saturday, the seven-day average of new cases reported each day in the United States was 33,860, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The 14-day average was 37,979. The seven-day average has been lower than the 14-day average since April 17.
There were more than 16,000 new cases reported in the United States on Sunday and 271 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and released early Monday morning Eastern Time.
Monday’s figures brought the total number of reported cases in the United States to 32.94 million and the national death toll to nearly 586,000. However, about a third of states do not report new cases or deaths on weekends. -end.
An average of two million doses of vaccine per day was given over the past week, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unchanged from the previous week. A total of 273.5 million doses were administered, and approximately 37.1% of the population was fully vaccinated while 47.4% received at least one dose.
U.S. public health officials have tried to clear up confusion over new masking guidelines released last week, reiterating that those vaccinated are at low risk of catching or spreading Covid-19, but leaving warrants future mask to local jurisdictions and private companies.
“This is not an authorization for a general withdrawal of masks,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky told ABC on Sunday. “We were going to get to the point of the pandemic where the vaccinated could take off their masks.”
Businesses, meanwhile, are considering speeding up plans to return to the office, given new guidelines that vaccinated Americans can be unmasked.
Globally, more than 163 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported in total and nearly 3.4 million people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins.