As the United States continues to advance its vaccination campaign, with more than 3 million shots per day currently being vaccinated, those in the most vulnerable age group are leading about 75% of Americans 65 and older. It has been given at least one dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than half have received the full vaccination.
In a call to reporters on Monday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said emergency department visits and hospital treatments involving a population 65 and older were declining.
Those trends are “Good news about the power of vaccination,”; Walensky said.
US COVID CASE
After the daily decline in cases due to Easter Sunday, when many states did not report coronavirus data, Johns Hopkins University followers showed that the United States recorded about 79,000 new Covid-19 cases on Monday. There are currently a median seven-day average of 64,600 new cases, up from the national low of about 53,000 per day at the end of March. But there are signs of a plateau
The demographic of people infected with the virus is changing, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told the press on Monday at a White House news conference.
“While the trend of the data indicates that cases are on the rise nationally and we find that happen largely in young people,” Walensky said.
She added that many youth epidemics are related to youth sports and extracurricular activities. The risk of outbreak groups can be prevented with a conditional testing strategy, Walensky said.
The changing demographic is a sign that vaccinations are having an impact, according to Walensky, of the decline in emergency department visits and hospitalizations associated with people 65 and older. Most of these ages have received at least one vaccine.
US deaths of COVID
The average seven-day death toll from coronavirus is nearly 800, according to Hopkins, well below the winter peak.
Walensky said it was not clear if the new virus was more dangerous.
“With these patterns, we continue to see increased diffusion capacity, we are not yet aware of the increased morbidity and mortality,” she said. “We still have to be very careful about these patterns.”
The United States is giving the COVID-19 an average of seven days just three million times a day, according to the CDC.
After four consecutive days of more than 3 million vaccinations, Monday’s report showed 2.1 million shots, White House data director Cyrus Shahphar wrote in a tweet that while Monday’s numbers largely reflect “the most recent vaccinations”, the White House’s data director. Get vaccinated on the weekend and typically show a lower number. But Easter Sunday was also the reason for lower reporting.
Share of the population in the United States who are vaccinated
Nearly a third of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the CDC, with 18.8% of Americans fully vaccinated.