U.S. COVID Infections Rise with Vax Rate

149,000 new daily cases in 78% vaccinated U.S.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The United States is averaging 97,024 new coronavirus infections per day, up from about 73,000 a week ago, according to Google statistics, which uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • 78.3% of Americans are vaccinated, according to the same data, 67% fully.
  • Cases have been gradually rising since hitting a recent low of 30,000 new infections a day in late March, Reuters reports.
  • New York City on Tuesday raised its COVID-19 alert level to high, its health department even telling citizens to wear masks in all public indoor settings.
  • New York’s seven-day average is now 4,000, up from about 3,900 the week before.
  • But New York’s population is 90.1% vaccinated, 76.9% fully.
STATES WITH MOST COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE HIGH VACCINE RATE:
  • Based on population, the states with the most hospitalizations are Maine, New York, and Delaware, Reuters notes.
  • Maine is 91.1% vaccinated, 80% fully.
  • Delaware is 83.9% vaccinated, 69.8% fully.
BACKGROUND:
  • Johns Hopkins categorizes the U.S. as being vaccinated “above [the] world average.”
  • The U.S. surpassed 1 million COVID deaths Tuesday, despite its population being so highly vaccinated.