A healthcare worker from the El Paso Fire Department administers the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre near the Santa Fe International Bridge, in El Paso, Texas, May 7, 2021.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data published Tuesday shows 60% of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.
The milestone comes roughly six weeks ahead of July 4, the deadline for president Joe Biden’s latest vaccination goal of getting 70% of adults to receive one dose or more.
U.S. case counts fell further Tuesday, with the seven-day average of daily new cases now at about 31,200, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
U.S. share of the total population vaccinated
About 48% of the U.S. population has received one dose or more of a vaccine and 38% is fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
Of those aged 18 and older, 60% are at least partially vaccinated, and in some places that figure is even higher. In seven states — Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and New Jersey — more than 70% of adults have received at least one dose.
U.S. vaccine shots administered
The country is reporting an average of 1.8 million vaccinations per day over the past week, federal data shows. That figure has been on a mostly downward trend from its peak level of 3.4 million daily shots on April 13.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday that more than 600,000 kids ages 12 to 15 — the most-recently eligible age group — had received Covid vaccine shots in the past week.
U.S. Covid cases
The latest seven-day average of daily new Covid cases in the U.S. is 31,200, according to Hopkins data. That’s down 18% from a week prior. The country was reporting an average of more than 71,000 cases per day about a month ago.
Case counts have declined by 5% or more in 40 states over the past week.
U.S. Covid deaths
The U.S. is reporting 614 Covid deaths per day, based on a seven-day average of Hopkins data.
More than 587,000 total deaths have been reported in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic.