A health worker delivers Jansen’s (Johnson and Johnson) Covid-19 vaccine to the public on April 26, 2021 at a FEMA-operated Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at Biddeford High School in Bidderford, Maine.
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The United States reports an average of 2.7 million Covid-19 vaccinations per day over the past week. This is based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is roughly the same as a month ago. Daily reported vaccinations peaked at 3.4 million on April 13.
More than 40% of Americans have received at least one shot, and that number is roughly 54% for those 18 and over. Half of adults in most states are at least partially vaccinated.
US vaccine shots administered
The country reported that 1.6 million shots were fired on Tuesday. This is usually the lowest day of the week for data reporting as it includes numbers from the weekend when fewer shots are administered. The 7-day average of vaccinations reported daily, which is used to compensate for fluctuations in reports on the weekday, is 2.7 million.
US health officials on Friday lifted a hiatus in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine after the Food and Drug Administration and CDC stopped using the vaccine “out of caution” on April 13 following reports of rare blood clots.
A third option alongside Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna can help accelerate the rollout pace. Although the J&J shot is a small fraction of the total doses given so far, it has proven useful for certain communities that have multiple difficulties accessing vaccination sites, and is easier to transport and store.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
Approximately 43% of the US population have received at least one shot, and 29% are fully vaccinated.
Of those over 18 years of age, 54% are at least partially vaccinated. More than half of adults got a shot in 34 states and the District of Columbia, led by New Hampshire, where that number is 73%, and Massachusetts and Connecticut, both 66%.
In 10 states, more than 60% of adults have received one or more bumps.
US Covid cases
According to the Johns Hopkins University, the United States reports nearly 54,000 new infections every day.
The recent nationwide trend is masked by the removal of more than 10,000 cases from the New Jersey total after state officials announced they had removed duplicate case numbers, according to Hopkins and local media reports. Although these duplicate cases in various places throughout the pandemic may have counted towards nearly 1 million cases in the state, cases are currently reported to be cleared for April 26th. This can be adjusted in the future.
The number of cases was already decreasing before this reporting error. On Monday, the White House chief medical officer, Dr. Anthony Fauci that Americans should see a turning point in the pandemic “within a few weeks.”
US Covid deaths
The 7-day average of deaths in the United States from Covid is 676, according to Hopkins, a 6% decrease from the previous week.