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U.S. Covid cases lowest in a year as Memorial Day travel picks up

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A crowd of travelers check in for their flights at LAX on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images

The U.S. has reported the lowest number of Covid-19 cases in more than a year, as the nation’s airports over Memorial Day weekend experienced the largest number of travelers since the pandemic began.

The 11,976 new cases reported on May 29 were the lowest since March 23, 2020, when 11,238 new cases were reported, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The seven-day average of 21,007 is the lowest since March 31 of last year, when it was 19,363.

Friday also saw the TSA report the highest number of travelers since the pandemic began, with more than 1.9…



Source cnbc.com

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