Daily data on coronavirus infections in the US fell below 30,000 for the first time since last summer. This comes from an analysis published this Saturday by the Wall Street Journal.
As of Thursday, 29,128 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 669 deaths, were recorded in the US, while the national average for the past two weeks was 32,256 cases per day.
This decrease in infections is related to the level of vaccination in the country’s population, as 40 percent of Americans already have the full schedule.
Additionally, United States President Joe Biden has indicated that he expects 70 percent of the public to be immune to the virus by Independence Day – July 4th.
However, states like Alabama, Arkansas or Mississippi are still struggling to control the progression of the pandemic, and their infection rates are higher than across the country.
The United States is currently in a de-escalation phase on health security measures as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention last week approved the end of the mandatory use of a mask for vaccinated individuals.