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Covid cases have fallen in 30 states, with a third of Americans fully vaccinated

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Darlene Grant (L) receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine during a walk-in clinic at the Kennedy Center for the outdoor performing arts on May 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Daily Covid infection rates are falling in 30 states and the District of Columbia, data from Johns Hopkins University shows, and one in three Americans is now fully vaccinated.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released on Friday, shows 45% of the US population are fully vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine and greater than 33%.

The pace of daily vaccinations in the country remained stable from Thursday’s level but has been declining for weeks, 38% below its peak.

US percentage of the vaccinated population

A third of Americans are now fully vaccinated with a shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, according to CDC data.

President Joe Biden set a goal earlier this week to get 70% of adults in the US to get at least one dose of a Covid vaccine by July 4th. By Thursday, about 57% of adults had done this.

US vaccine shots administered

The US reports an average of 2.1 million daily vaccinations over the past week, CDC data shows, up from a high of 3.4 million per day on April 13.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine use is slowly increasing, CDC data shows, but the latest daily average of 73,000 shots per day is well below its high of 425,000 in mid-April. Pfizer and Moderna doses are also given less frequently.

A survey published by the Kaiser Family Foundation on Thursday found that less than half of Americans are confident the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is safe after temporarily staying in the US after reports of a rare blood clotting problem in some recipients was discontinued.

US Covid cases

The US reports about 45,000 new infections daily based on a 7-day average of JHU data. The nationwide number of cases is at its lowest level since October.

According to Johns Hopkins data, the average daily caseload in 30 states and the District of Columbia has decreased by 5% or more over the past week.

US Covid deaths

The last 7-day average of daily Covid deaths in the US is 677, and the reported number of victims over the course of the pandemic has exceeded 580,000.

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