One in five Americans is fully vaccinated, according to the latest data posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Thursday afternoon. A third of the population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The US is currently delivering an average of 7 million vaccine doses per day over seven days as the daily case numbers remain below the winter peak but in line with the summer increase.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
More than 66 million Americans, or 20% of the population, are now fully vaccinated with one shot of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine or two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. About a third of the population has received at least one dose of vaccine.
One in four people aged 18 and over is fully vaccinated, and according to CDC data, nearly 60% of those over 65 are fully vaccinated.
US vaccine shots administered
After 3.4 million vaccinations on Thursday, the 7-day average of the administered doses is 3 million per day.
US Covid cases
The rate of new coronavirus cases in the US is well below its peak of around 250,000 new cases per day in January, but is closer to the numbers seen during the summer surge. In July, the average daily number of cases reached nearly 70,000.
The most recent 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases in the US is 66,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
US Covid deaths
The 7-day average of Covid-19 deaths in the US is 978, according to Hopkins.
The nationwide trend in Covid deaths in the past few days is being influenced by a mass release of approximately 1,800 deaths from Oklahoma. These deaths are currently all reported for April 7, 2021, although they may have occurred weeks or months before. The Oklahoma Department of Health announced that the state is about to transition to data reporting guidelines in line with CDC requirements, 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.