The U.S. has reported fewer than 30,000 cases for five consecutive days, data from Johns Hopkins University shows, bringing the 7-day average of new infections every day to about 30,300.
It is the first time since mid-June that the number of daily cases has fallen below the 30,000 mark for five consecutive days.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 1.8 million vaccinations per day have been reported over the past week, and 48% of the population have received at least one dose of vaccine.
US Covid cases
Hopkins data shows that case numbers nationwide have been mostly down from the last peak about a month ago in mid-April, when the country had more than 71,000 cases per day. The last 7-day average of the daily new infections is 30,300.
Dr. White House chief medical officer Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that infections are decreasing in every state.
Fauci did not specify how long these falls in infections have occurred at the state level. A CNBC analysis of the Hopkins data shows the average daily case number in 38 states has decreased by 5% or more over the past week.
US Covid deaths
The US reported 655 Covid deaths on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day average to 572 deaths per day.
US vaccine shots administered
According to the CDC, an average of 1.8 million vaccinations per day were reported for the past week, compared to the high of 3.4 million shots per day in mid-April and also below the average of 2.2 million a week ago.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
About 48% of Americans are at least partially vaccinated, CDC data shows, and 38% are fully vaccinated.