At least 21 U.S. states have reported an average increase of more than 10 percent in new confirmed cases of coronavirus each day, according to the latest johns Hopkins University data.
Rochelle Wallensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said at a White House briefing on the new outbreak on April 16 local time that the average number of new cases in the U.S. has increased to about 69,000 in the past seven days, with average emergency rates, admissions and hospitalizations rising 5 to 8 percent over the past seven days, and the average daily death toll rising to more than 700 for the third day in a row.
Cases of coronavirus continue to grow in the United States, with cases also occurring among people who have completed vaccinations. According to NBC News, the CDC has found about 5,800 infections among the 77 million people who have completed vaccinations for coronavirus in the United States, 97 percent of which have not been hospitalized, 29 percent have asymptomatic infections and 74 deaths.
The CDC has not released a full report on the patient’s past medical history and whether preventive measures will continue after vaccination. Experts say post-vaccination infections are not surprising, that no vaccine is 100% protective, and that the data show that the majority of vaccinated cases of infection are mild or asymptomatic, indicating that the coronavirus vaccine is effective.