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The Two Week Average of COVID-19 Cases Is Down Across Most Of the Country

May 20, 2021  ||  by Matt Albasi

COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop across the nation, with the seven-day average dipping down to around 30k cases per day. This week’s decline puts confirmed case numbers below the peak of the initial surge in April and, in reality, likely much lower since testing was so limited at the outset of the pandemic. The two-week average of COVID-19 cases is down in almost every state or region in the country. Only Mississippi and Wyoming are showing increases.

Cases are down 35%, deaths are down 13% and hospitalizations are down 20%

The pace of vaccination continues to stagnate as the country nears the halfway mark, continuing a weeks-long trend. Last week’s authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for younger teens may buoy demand. Today, 47.9% of the population has received at least one shot and 38% are fully vaccinated. The states with the highest % population with at least one shot are Vermont, Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Hampshire and Connecticut. 

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