The United States achieves the goal of 70% of adults with a single dose of the COVID vaccine


August 2, 2021 – the United States struck a major plane Serum A milestone on Monday as 70% of adults now received at least one dose.

According to White House COVID-19 data director Cyrus Shahbar, more than 468,000 doses were delivered on Monday.

President Joe Biden set a goal on July 4 that all adults get at least one dose. It took just under an extra month to get it done.

The news comes at a critical time, as it comes delta variable continues to rise.

The CDC said that each person infected with the COVID-19 Delta virus will transmit the virus to an average of 5 non-immunized people — more than twice the expected number of infections caused by each case of the original strain.

CDC Director Rochelle B.

Walinsky said the greater number of infections caused by each Delta case is another example of its high transmissibility, and the importance of vaccination during another increase in cases.

“I want to start today by simply saying the obvious: while we desperately want to get this over with pandemic“It is clear that COVID-19 is not over with us,” Walinsky said. “Thus, our battle should last a little longer.”

As of Saturday, the 7-day average of new cases was 72,000 per day — a 44% increase from the previous week, and higher than the peak last summer, it said. The 7-day hospitalization rate increased by 41% to 6,200 per day, and the average daily death rate was around 300 – a 25% increase.

Despite the increase in cases, the COVID-19 response team has positive news to report: The eight states with the highest COVID-19 case rates saw an average increase of 171% in the number of newly vaccinated people in the three weeks past.

The average daily number of newly vaccinated people in Louisiana saw a 302% increase, with the Mississippi average increasing 250%, according to the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, Jeff Zents. Alabama and Arkansas saw increases of 215% and 206%, respectively.

“This increase in vaccination rates in states that have been lagging behind is a positive trend,” Zenz said. “Americans see the risks and impact of not being vaccinated and are responding to action. That is what it will take to get us out of this pandemic.”