In the past week, the average number of newly reported Covid-19 cases has remained high in the United States even though the Easter holiday has led to a decline in the daily recorded number of infections and deaths.
Although the number of new cases is down from the peak in January, they have been on the rise in recent days. According to data analysis compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the Wall Street Journal, the 7-day average on Saturday was 64,628, which smoothed out the irregularities in the data report. The 14-day average is 63,222. Since March 24, if the 7-day average is higher than the 14-day average, it indicates that the number of cases is increasing. Half of the states reported a higher 7-day average.
According to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, more than 34,000 new infections were reported in the United States on Sunday. By the beginning of this week, the number of newly reported cases tends to decrease because the number of people undergoing inspections on weekends decreases. Some states do not report data on Sundays, and they tend to increase throughout the week.
The numbers on Sunday are likely to be affected by the Easter holiday, while more than 62,000 cases were reported on Saturday and more than 43,000 cases were reported a week ago.
The latest data released by the Ministry of Health Care and Human Services shows that hospitalization is also flattening out. In the past month, states have reported 50,000 to 40,000 Covid-1
On Sunday, the number of deaths from Covid-19 in the United States fell to 222 from 676 a day earlier. The 7-day average on Saturday was 838, while the 14-day average was 900. The United States now reports that the death toll from Covid-19 exceeds 555,000 and the number of infections exceeds 30.7 million.
According to an analysis of the Wall Street Journal by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country has injected an average of 3.1 million vaccine doses in the past week and the distribution of vaccines has increased. CDC data shows that more than 18% of the U.S. population has now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and 32% of them have received at least one dose.
After production problems ruined a batch, Johnson & Johnson is taking over the production of its Covid-19 vaccine at a contract manufacturer’s factory, which produces the main ingredients. In order to fully control Johnson & Johnson, the AstraZeneca vaccine produced at the Emergent BioSolutions Inc. plant in Baltimore will be transferred to other locations.
An analysis of walking data shows that although Covid-19 cases in most states have fallen from a January high and more people are being vaccinated, life in most parts of the United States has not returned to normal. Compared with the same period in 2020 before the pandemic forced state restrictions, Americans went out less frequently in January, February, and early March.