Coronavirus deaths also fell from the previous week to an average of 658 per day, the same figure since July.
New COVID-19 cases in the United States have fallen for a third straight week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), amid slowing vaccination rates that officials worry could hinder accessibility efforts. Herd immunity
According to data compiled by the CDC, the country on Monday averaged 52,528 new cases seven days a week, down 16.2 percent from the previous week.
The deaths from COVID-19 fell 8.2 percent from the previous week to 658 deaths per day, on average equal to the number of deaths in July last year.
Nearly a third of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, and slightly more than 43 percent have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC.
But there are concerns about the latest drop in vaccination rates, a 10 percent drop from the previous week.
When asked when the nation would have herd immunity, President Joe Biden said Monday, “I think at the end of the summer we will be in a different position than we are now… begging everyone. Get vaccinated now & rdquo;
More than 32 million Americans have contracted COVID-19 since the virus first spread last year and more than 577,000 deaths, the highest in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.
But a recent drop in infection rates has prompted some state and local leaders to ease some of the restrictions related to the coronavirus.
On Monday, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced they would remove most of the capacity restrictions on businesses, including retailers, food service and gyms starting on the 19th. May
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the decision was due to a steady decline in COVID-19 test rates and a continued decline in hospitalizations.
The percentage of New Yorkers testing positive for the coronavirus fell 50 percent over the last month and hospitalization fell nearly 40 percent over the same period, he said Monday.
“New Yorkers have made great progress,” Cuomo said. “It is time to re-adjust science and data decisions.”
Amusement parks, beauty salons and offices are among other businesses that will no longer be subject to state-imposed capacity constraints, although all businesses will still be able to set their own limitations.
“We were able to lift business restrictions due to the nation’s leading vaccine distribution program benefiting Connecticut residents and our neighbors in New York and New Jersey,” said Ned Lamont, Connecticut Governor. T. said in a joint statement with Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.
Reopening on May 19 in New York was an advance plan stated by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a few days ago to reopen the city completely on July 1.
Also on Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced he was signing an executive order that overturned and suspended COVID-19 emergency orders in all areas, saying extensive vaccination made it safe to do. Like that