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U.S. Confirms Increased COVID-19 Cases and Related Fatalities

July 16, 2021 • 11:26 am CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today the current 7-day moving average of daily new cases (26,306) in the USA increased 69.3% compared with the previous 7-day moving average (15,541).

Furthermore, the current 7-day moving average of new deaths (211) has increased 26.3% compared with the previous 7-day moving average (167).

And the COVID Data Tracker Vaccination Demographic Trends tab shows vaccination trends. Since the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program began on December 14, 2020, about 336 million vaccine doses have been administered. The CDC's data indicates 79.3% of seniors (65+) are fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Moreover, a recent CDC report found that COVID-19 vaccination coverage was lower in rural counties than urban counties. As a result, efforts are underway to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccines and make vaccines more accessible to residents of rural communities, stated the CDC.

As of July 16, 2021, the U.S. FDA has Authorized three experimental COVID-19 vaccines for use in the USA.

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