Average each day new coronavirus infections in america have dipped below 100,000 for the first time since early November — and have dropped practically 64 p.c since peaking in mid-January, the most recent knowledge exhibits.
The seven-day rolling common fell below 100,000 on Friday for the first time since Nov. 4, in keeping with Johns Hopkins College knowledge, and stayed below 100,000 by Saturday.
The welcome decline comes after the seven-day rolling common of new cases was nicely above 200,000 for a lot of December and spiked to almost 300,000 in January amid a vacation surge, the info exhibits.
Precise knowledge from Johns Hopkins College exhibits that the variety of new coronavirus cases first dropped below 100,000 on Feb. 7, hitting about 89,500.
That determine ticked again as much as 105,000 final Thursday earlier than dipping again below 100,000, the single-day statistics present.
In the meantime, in keeping with a tally stored by the COVID Monitoring Challenge, the seven-day common has plunged practically 64 p.c since peaking in mid-January. A complete of 71,844 new infections have been recorded Sunday with a seven-day rolling common of 90,201, the COVID Monitoring Challenge reported.
Nonetheless, consultants warned Sunday that infections nonetheless stay excessive and precautions should nonetheless be taken in order to stem the unfold of the virus.
“We’re nonetheless at about 100,000 cases a day. We’re nonetheless at round 1,500 to three,500 deaths per day. The cases are greater than two-and-a-half-fold instances what we noticed over the summer season,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, stated on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“It’s encouraging to see these traits coming down, however they’re coming down from an awfully excessive place,” Walensky added.
In complete, the US has recorded greater than 27.6 million confirmed cases and greater than 485,000 deaths for the reason that first COVID-19 case was logged in the nation greater than a 12 months in the past, in keeping with Johns Hopkins College knowledge.
Walensky cautioned that new COVID-19 variants, together with the extremely contagious UK pressure, will doubtless result in extra cases and extra deaths.
“All of it’s actually wraps up into we will’t let our guard down,” the CDC chief stated. “We’ve got to proceed sporting masks. We’ve got to proceed with our present mitigation measures. And we’ve got to proceed getting vaccinated as quickly as that vaccine is obtainable to us.”
The UK variant — generally known as B.1.1.7 — has been detected throughout 40 states in the US, accounting for 1,173 cases, CDC knowledge exhibits.
COVID-19 vaccination efforts kicked off in the US in mid-December.
The US has up to now administered 52.eight million doses of the vaccine, in keeping with the CDC.
With Put up wires