New US COVID cases fall sharply last week, deaths lowest since October – msnNOW

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk down a street in the Harlem area in New York City, U.S., April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton( Reuters) – New cases of COVID-19 in the United States fell 16% recently to about 409,000, the greatest percentage drop in weekly new cases since February, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.Deaths from COVID-19 fell 4% to 4,972 in the week ended April 25, dropping below 5,000 for the very first time given that October.Michigan still led the states in brand-new cases per capita, though new infections fell 29% recently compared to the previous 7 days. New cases also fell by over 20% in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the states with the next greatest rates of infection based upon population. (Graphic with state-by-state details) tmsnrt.rs/ 2WTOZDRNew infections are still increasing on a weekly basis in 12 out of 50 states, down from 30 states last month. The states with the most significant portion increases are Tennessee, Oregon and Arizona.As of Sunday, 43% of the U.S. population has received a minimum of one dosage of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 29% was totally immunized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Graphic on vaccinations) tmsnrt.rs/ 3tUM8taNationally, the speed of vaccinations fell 14% from the previous week to an average of 2.7 million shots per day.The average variety of COVID-19 clients in medical facilities across the country held stable at about 41,000, according to the Reuters analysis.Graphic by Chris Canipe, writing by Lisa Shumaker, modifying by Tiffany Wu

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