The US reported 4.6 million vaccine doses administered on Saturday, a new daily record, and another 3.6 million vaccinations on Sunday. This means that the daily average of the doses administered in the last week is 3.1 million.
At the same time, the country reports 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day, according to Johns Hopkins University. This corresponds to the increase in summer 2020, when the average number of cases peaked at 67,000 at the end of July.
No state has more daily infections per capita than Michigan, according to a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data. Daily case numbers and hospital stays are nearing previous highs in the state and deaths from Covid-19 are rising.
US Covid cases
The U.S. has reported an average of 70,000 new Covid-19 cases per day over the past week, Hopkins data shows. Although this number is well below the country’s winter peak of around 250,000 new cases per day, it corresponds to the number of cases reported during the country’s “second wave” in summer, which reached record highs at the time.
Michigan has nearly 7,400 new cases a day, and is approaching the state’s record high of more than 8,300 a day set in December. On Friday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer urged high schools to temporarily stop personal learning and urged residents to limit activities. The governor also urged schools to voluntarily suspend youth sports games and not eat residents in person for two weeks to help slow the spread of the virus.
The death toll in Michigan is also rising. The state reports an average of 43 Covid-19 deaths a day for the past week, up from 30 deaths a day a week ago.
According to Hopkins data, the average daily caseload in 29 states has increased 5% or more compared to a week ago.
US Covid deaths
The U.S. has reported an average of 981 daily Covid-19 deaths over the past week, according to Hopkins data.
The recent US trend in coronavirus deaths is obscured by a mass release of approximately 1,800 Oklahoma deaths. These deaths are currently all reported for April 7, 2021, even though they occurred weeks or months earlier. The Oklahoma Department of Health announced that the state is currently transitioning to data reporting guidelines that meet the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is causing the surge.
Prior to this reporting anomaly, the daily Covid death toll in the US had declined from the record highs in January.
US vaccine shots administered
According to CDC data, the country reported a daily record of 4.6 million vaccine doses administered on Saturday, and the US averaged 3.1 million shots a day over the past week.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
More than a third of the US population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and more than a fifth are fully vaccinated, CDC data shows.
Of those 65 and older, 78% received at least one dose and 61% were fully vaccinated.