CDC says U.S. cases down, but 3 variants detected

Moderna : US distributes 49.9 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines, administers 31.1 mln shots -CDC

CDC: Black people make up just 5% of those vaccinated against COVID-19

New infections averaged about 148,000 a day, in contrast with nearly 1 / 4 of one million in mid-January. And cases are trending downward in all 50 states.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are down in recent weeks, but three mutations that are causing concern have been detected in the US.

Deaths do not move in ideal lockstep up or down with the infection curve.

Black people and Hispanic people are up to twice as likely to get infected with COVID-19 compared to White people and four times as likely to require hospital care as a result, according to CDC data.

"I don't think you can underestimate the importance of this culture change".

After a gradual begin, the vaccination marketing campaign that began in mid-December is gathering momentum.

According to the tally posted on Saturday, the agency had administered 29,577,902 doses of the vaccines and distributed 49,932,850 doses. Greater than 31.1 million doses have been utilized in the United States, in keeping with the CDC, in comparison with 16.5 million on january 20, when Joe Biden took workplace.

The number of shots dispensed in the week and a half since Biden's inauguration has been running at around 1.3 million per day on average, well over the president's oft-stated goal of 1 million per day.

Vaccine uptake in nursing homes: A second CDC report out Monday confirmed anecdotal reports that coronavirus vaccination uptake is high among nursing home residents but low among staff.

The CDC looked at more than 11,000 nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities that had at least one vaccination clinic between the middle of December and the middle of January.

Whites received 60.4% of shots and accounted for 60% of healthcare workers and 75% of nursing home residents.

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