The average daily number of new cases of coronavirus infection in a week has dropped below 100,000 in the United States for the first time since last November. That’s according to data released Sunday on the Web site of Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on federal and local government information.
Over the past seven days, the daily number of new infections in the U.S. has risen above 100,000 only on Thursday, when it was more than 105,000, it said. On other days, the incidence of Covid-19 fluctuated between 80,000 and 90,000 new cases per day.
So the weekly average was about 93,000 new cases per day and dropped below 100,000 for the first time since late October and early November 2020. At that time, a sharp increase in the incidence rate resumed in the United States, mainly in Midwestern states and in the south and west of the country. The incidence of Covid-19 reached its peak in January of this year when it was 200-250 thousand new cases per day, and on January 2 it exceeded 300 thousand.
In all, more than 27.62 million cases of the coronavirus have been identified in the country and more than 485,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country ranks first in the world for both indicators.