Among reported tests, the positivity rate was 6.5%.
The number of tests reported rose 34.1% from the previous week.Read more
Since Dec. 14, more than 37,803,000 doses of a covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
More than 6,763,000 people have completed vaccination, or about 2.07% of the population. Read more in our vaccination tracker….
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Feb. 4, 2021
The State of the Virus
Update for Feb. 3
- Reports of new cases have fallen by 30 percent in the last two weeks. Forty-seven states are seeing sustained declines.
- About 1.3 million people nationwide are receiving a vaccine every day.
- Eligibility for the vaccine varies widely by state. Teachers are eligible in more than 20 states, and grocery store workers in more than 10. Almost every state has opened vaccines to some older residents.
- Scientists are extremely worried about the spread of new variants that are more easily transmissible and could render vaccines less effective.
- The country continues to average about 3,000 deaths a day, near peak levels. Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia have reached seven-day death records this week.
- Four of the five metro areas with the highest rates of recent cases are in Texas. Infections have been emerging at alarming levels around Eagle Pass, Laredo, Rio Grande City and Midland…
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