The number of new coronavirus infections in the U.S continues to rise, making a quick, clean end to the pandemic less and less likely.
Much of the U.S. is relying almost exclusively on vaccines to control the virus, abandoning social distancing and other safety measures. And that’s helping the virus to steadily gain ground even as vaccinations barrel ahead.
The U.S. averaged roughly 71,000 new cases per day over the past week. That’s about a 9% jump over the daily average from the week before. The number of new cases rose over the past week in 25 states, and only declined in six.
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The U.S. averaged roughly 71,000 new cases per day over the past week, a 9% jump from the week before.
The continuing rise in cases is making a quick, clean end to the pandemic less and less likely. https://t.co/u14InpsOoF
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