COVID-19 Cases Significantly Decrease in the USA
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on February 19, 2021, there has been a five-week downward trend in COVID-19 cases. The current 7-day average is 77,385 cases, a 68.9% decline since the peak in early January.
Additionally, the CDC confirmed the coronavirus test percent positivity rate continues to decline. The 7-day average of percent positivity from RT-PCR tests is now 5.9%.
And a total of 1,523 B.1.1.7 variant cases have been reported in 42 jurisdictions in the USA. There are active studies to determine whether coronavirus variants cause more severe illness or are likely to evade immunity.
Furthermore, the numbers of new hospital admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19 have decreased 62% from the national peak on January 5, 2021.