Daily U.S. Covid cases remain above 70,000 amid Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

The rate of new U.S. coronavirus cases remains elevated as the country tries to ramp up its vaccination campaign following the distribution halt of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine.

The country is reporting about 71,200 new Covid cases per day, based on a seven-day average of data from Johns Hopkins University. That is far below the nation’s winter peak but in line with levels seen during the summer surge, when average daily cases topped out at more than 67,000.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows an average of 3.3 million daily vaccine doses reported administered over the past week.

A CDC panel decided Wednesday to postpone a decision on Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine while it investigates the cases of six women developing a blood-clotting disorder.

U.S. vaccine shots administered

Following 2.5 million vaccine doses reported administered Wednesday, the U.S. is averaging 3.3 million daily shots over the past week. That daily average has been above 3 million for eight straight days.

U.S. officials say the pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine will not slow down the country’s vaccine rollout, noting there is enough supply from Moderna and Pfizer to maintain the current vaccination pace.

About 7.5 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S. out of nearly 195 million total doses, according to CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have made up the majority of the shots given to Americans thus far.

U.S. share of the population vaccinated

About 37% of the U.S. population has received at least one Covid vaccine shot, and 23.1% is fully vaccinated.

Of those aged 65 and older, about 80% have received one or more doses and 63% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

U.S. Covid cases

The seven-day average of U.S. daily new coronavirus cases is 71,282, according to Johns Hopkins data, up 8% from one week ago.

In Michigan — the state experiencing the worst outbreak in the country on a new cases per capita basis — infection counts keep rising. The state is reporting a seven-day average of nearly 7,900 daily new cases, approaching the state’s pandemic high of more than 8,300 per day recorded in December.

Overall, cases are rising in 33 states and Washington, D.C.

U.S. Covid deaths

The U.S. reported 956 Covid deaths Wednesday, Hopkins data shows, bringing the country’s total pandemic death toll to more than 564,400.

Source:-https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/15/covid-19-cases-deaths-vaccinations-daily-update.html

RSS Latest Press Release

  • Confort Prestige | Climatisation & Chauffage Announces HVAC Services For Improved Energy Efficiency
    TERREBONNE, QUEBEC- NOVEMBER 14, 2021- Premier heating and cooling company Confort Prestige is excited to share HVAC solutions with domestic customers in the Terrebonne area. These services aim to save customers money on their heating and cooling expenses throughout the year.   Since its debut, Confort Prestige has been committed to customer service. This starts […]
  • Hundreds of Car and Truck Parts Available from Salvage Specialist
    Morganville, NJ – When it comes to finding an auto part for a foreign or domestic vehicle, Trilenium Auto Salvage usually has the answer.   The Morganville, NJ salvage specialist has hundreds, if not thousands, of parts and components at its Tennent Rd premises available.   Trilenium Auto Salvage is one of the busiest salvage specialists […]
  • Flowsent Weed Delivery Offers the Fastest Weed Delivery Service in the Bay Area
    Bay Area, CA - As it becomes easier to get cannabis in different stores and online, weed delivery in Oakland, San Francisco, and other Bay Area cities are becoming more common. People are looking for the easiest way to get their hands on high-quality, safe cannabis, and nothing beats direct to your door.    Many […]
  • Cannamazoo Now Offering the Top Cannabis Concentrates in Michigan
    What are Cannabis Concentrates, Oils, and Extracts?   Kalamazoo, MI - You may be familiar with recreational cannabis in its usual form, but have you ever tried extracts, oils, and concentrates? Each of these forms offers unique effects and benefits that smoking cannabis flowers can't provide. Simple dosing, cleaner effects, and better taste are just […]