A group of teenagers who acted as “Covid-19 Student Ambassadors” joined Governor Gretchen Whitmer to receive a dose of Pfizer Covid vaccine at Ford Field to encourage Michigan residents to get their vaccines on Jan. Detroit, Michigan.
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The United States maintains a pace of 3 million reported vaccinations per day as the country moves towards President Joe Biden’s goal of 200 million shots in his first 100 days as president.
More than 195 million shots have been fired since Biden’s inauguration on Monday, with 11 days remaining within the 100-day period.
The Biden government initially announced a target of 100 million shots over the period – which was achieved after 58 days of presidency. Biden announced the new destination on March 25th. By that point, the country had ramped up its vaccination campaign to 2.5 million shots a day and was well on its way to hitting the 200 million mark.
At the current rate of vaccination, the final number of shots fired by Biden during the first 100 days would land closer to 230 million.
On Monday, Biden announced that all adults in the United States are now eligible to receive a Covid vaccine.
US vaccine shots administered
With 2.2 million reported vaccinations given on Monday, the U.S. reported an average of 3.1 million shots a day over the past week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The pause in using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains. Individual vaccination accounted for 7.9 million of the 212 million shots administered to date, according to the CDC, and accounts for about 9% of Americans who are fully vaccinated.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
Approximately 40% of the US population have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, and 26% are fully vaccinated.
CDC data shows that more than half of those over 18 and 80% of those over 65 are at least partially vaccinated.
US Covid cases
The US reports about 67,100 new infections daily, based on a 7-day average of data reported by Johns Hopkins University. That number is well below the country’s winter peak when the average daily number of falls exceeded 250,000 per day, but more in line with the numbers seen during the surge last summer.
The average daily number of cases is increasing in 19 states and Washington, DC
US Covid deaths
The 7-day average of daily Covid-19 deaths in the US is 714, and the national death toll has exceeded 567,600 since the pandemic began.
Daily Covid deaths have been trending down from the pandemic’s highest winter levels in recent months.