U.S. Weekly Deaths from Coronavirus Fall to Lowest in 14 Months

FILE PHOTO: Jane Hassebroek waits in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccination outside the American Museum of Natural History, with her family in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo

U.S. deaths from COVID-19 last week fell to their lowest in nearly 14 months and the number of new cases continued to decline for a fifth week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

Deaths for the week ended May 16 totaled 4,165, the lowest weekly death toll since March 2020, when the country reported 2,293 deaths. On average about 600 people died from COVID each day, down from a peak of over 3,000 deaths per day for most of January.

About 37% of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated as of Sunday, and 47% has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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SOURCE: Reuters

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