Cases budge up…
Deaths continued falling….
Tests keep dropping….
Virus shot’s keep climbing…
In the past week in the U.S. …
Among reported tests, the positivity rate was 5.8%.
The number of tests reported fell 14.4% from the previous week.Read more
Since Dec. 14, more than 167,187,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
More than 62,392,000 people have completed vaccination, or about 18.79% of the population. Read more in our vaccination tracker…
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Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, on Tuesday said he is confident the mass vaccination effort underway in the United States will prevent another “explosion” of coronavirus cases and a fourth deadly wave of the pandemic.
“As long as we keep vaccinating people efficiently and effectively, I don’t think that’s gonna happen,” Fauci said of a fourth wave during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “That doesn’t mean that we’re not going to still see an increase in cases.”
Fauci said it will “remain to be seen” if there is an uptick in cases or if it will “explode into a real surge” as more states reopen their economies and relax public health guidelines.
“I think that the vaccine is gonna prevent that from happening,” he said. ….
President Biden plans to announce Tuesday that he is moving up his target for all American adults to become eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine by almost two weeks to April 19, according to a White House official.
Biden is also expected to announce that the United States has administered 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the official confirmed, putting the president on track to meet or exceed his goal of administering 200 million doses in his first 100 days in office….
Nationwide fears about contracting the coronavirus have dropped to the lowest level since a month after the pandemic began last year, according to a new survey.
The Gallup poll published Tuesday found 35 percent of U.S. adults say they are very or somewhat worried about contracting COVID-19. That percentage represents the lowest level of concern since April of 2020.
At the same time, 22 percent now say they are very or moderately worried about access to hospital services and or treatment for the virus, and another 14 percent are just as worried about access to a COVID-19 test should they need one….
Associated Press: “New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period… Total U.S. infections during the same week numbered more than 452,000.”
“The heavy concentration of new cases in states that account for 22% of the U.S. population has prompted some experts and elected officials to call for President Joe Biden’s administration to ship additional vaccine doses to those places. So far, the White House has shown no signs of shifting from its policy of dividing vaccine doses among states based on population.”