Nine states now have 70% of adult residents with at least one vaccine shot, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data published Sunday shows, as nationwide Covid case and death counts fell further.
The seven-day average of new infections is about 25,300 per day as of Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, down 24% from a week ago. The country’s daily death toll, which is currently at nearly 550 per day, is also declining.
U.S. share of the population vaccinated
About 49% of the U.S. population has had at least one shot, according to the CDC, with 39% fully vaccinated.
Of people ages 18 and older nationwide, 61% are at least partially vaccinated. President Joe…