The US has reached a new milestone with its COVID-19 vaccination effort. At the end of last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 100 million people in the country were fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus, while more than 143 million people received at least one dose.
The new milestone was reached on April 29, according to the CDC, which explains on its website that 30% of the United States is already fully vaccinated. When the numbers are distributed among people who received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the percentage in the United States rises to 43.3%, or about 143.7 million people.
Although many people are still seeking vaccination, demand is declining, according to the agency. Looking back at the 7-day average that ended on April 29, the number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered stood at 2.6 million, a big 10.7 percent reduction compared to the previous week.
This has been of concern to public health officials who are warning unvaccinated people who are eligible to receive the vaccine as soon as possible. With declining demand, many places are offering COVID-19 vaccinations, and in some cases, authorities are using pop-up sites to target microregions.
As for new cases, the CDC notes that the 7-day average from April 21 to 27 reached 5,057, a decrease of 9.8 percent compared to the previous week. Deaths from the coronavirus also fell last week in the United States, down 8.2 percent from the previous seven days.