Covid-19 Live Updates: Newly Reported U.S. Cases Fall for Second Straight Day – The Wall Street Journal

By Adam Martin
Freshly reported Covid-19 cases in the U.S. were below a day earlier, following a surge in reported infections last week.
The U.S. reported more than 43,000 brand-new cases for Sunday, according to information assembled by Johns Hopkins University and released early Monday early morning, Eastern time. That number may update later in the early morning. It was down from 62,062 a day previously however up from 33,766 a week earlier.
Cases have risen recently, with the U.S. reporting 86,947 on Wednesday and 77,339 on Friday. While down from Januarys highs of around 300,000, cases have stayed above 50,000 since March 22 and above 60,000 for the 4 days preceding Sunday, reversing a down pattern that had lasted given that March 2.
The seven-day moving average of new cases, which ravels abnormalities in the information, was 61,821 since Saturday, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins information. The 14-day average was 58,438. When the seven-day average is higher than the 14-day average, as it has actually been since Wednesday, it recommends cases are on the increase.
Johns Hopkins reported some hold-ups in states reporting of brand-new cases last week, consisting of New York and Alabama, that led to a spike on Wednesday.
The U.S. reported 507 deaths for Sunday, down from a day-earlier 741 but up from 447 a week previously. The varieties of reported new cases and deaths tend to be lower towards the start of the week.
The U.S. vaccine rollout continues, with 15.5% of the population totally vaccinated and 28.2% of the population having actually received at least one shot, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In all, the U.S. has reported more than 30.26 million cases and over 549,000 Covid-19 associated deaths, according to Johns Hopkins data. World-wide, nearly 127.19 million cases have been reported and more than 2.78 million individuals have passed away.

The U.S. reported more than 43,000 new cases for Sunday, according to data assembled by Johns Hopkins University and published early Monday early morning, Eastern time. The seven-day moving average of new cases, which smooths out irregularities in the data, was 61,821 as of Saturday, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins data. When the seven-day average is greater than the 14-day average, as it has been given that Wednesday, it suggests cases are on the increase.