- The rate of daily Covid infections is declining in 30 states and the District of Columbia and 1 in 3 Americans are now fully vaccinated.
- The country's pace of daily vaccinations held steady from Thursday's level but has been on the decline for weeks, down 38% from the peak.
The rate of daily Covid infections is declining in 30 states and the District of Columbia, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows, and 1 in 3 Americans are now fully vaccinated.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data published Friday shows 45% of the U.S. population with at least one dose of the vaccine and more than 33% fully vaccinated.
The country's pace of daily vaccinations held steady from Thursday's level but has been on the decline for weeks, down 38% from the peak.
U.S. share of the population vaccinated
U.S. vaccine shots administered
The U.S. is reporting an average of 2.1 million daily vaccinations over the past week, CDC data shows, down from a peak level of 3.4 million per day on April 13.
Use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is slowly rising, CDC data shows, but the latest daily average of 73,000 shots per day is far below the high point of 425,000 in mid-April. Pfizer and Moderna doses are being administered less frequently as well.
A Kaiser Family Foundation survey published Thursday showed that less than half of Americans are confident in the safety of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after it was temporarily halted in the U.S. following reports of a rare blood clotting issue in some recipients.
U.S. Covid cases
The U.S. is reporting about 45,000 daily new infections, based on a seven-day average of JHU data. Nationwide case counts are at their lowest levels since October.
Average daily case counts have fallen by 5% or more in 30 states and the District of Columbia over the past week, Johns Hopkins data shows.
U.S. Covid deaths
The latest seven-day average of daily Covid deaths in the U.S. is 677, and the reported toll over the course of the pandemic has surpassed 580,000.