Wednesday, May 05, 2021

US average Covid falls to 100.4 new cases per 100K on 5 May 2021. New Jersey falls to 14th worse at 123.7

Within the CNBC post titled CDC projects a surge in U.S. Covid cases through May due to variants before vaccinations drive a ‘sharp decline’ , one has text

Covid-19 cases will likely surge again in the U.S. as the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant takes hold across the country, peaking in May before sharply declining by July, according to new data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rise in Covid cases is expected as states relax pandemic prevention strategies for businesses, large-scale gatherings and schools, and the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the U.K., spreads more rapidly throughout the country, the CDC said in the report. The agency projected the trajectory of the pandemic based on four different scenarios of vaccination rates and state reopenings. While the case numbers differed in each scenario, the general direction of the outbreak remained mostly the same in all four forecasts with cases surging in May before falling in July.

One notes the trend of the last week or so has been downward, with May 5 showing 100.4 new Covid cases per 100K people for the US as a whole.


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