The United States has recorded on Friday that more than 100 million people have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. This figure was based on the data recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of early Friday afternoon, about 101.8 million Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This figure makes up about 30.7% of the U.S population. Whereas, only 17.5% of the population have received full doses of the vaccine.
The CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky revealed that it was a welcoming development for Americans to embrace being vaccinated. When more than 100 million have received the vaccine, this meant progress for the nation.
It was announced by the Biden administration on Friday that not less than 20 million doses have been received over the previous week by Americans. On average, about 2.9 million doses are received daily.
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According to the White House COVID-19 coordinator, Jeff Zients, he made claims that no other country has vaccinated her people with a fast pace with the way the U.S has done.
According to a report, President Joe Biden had declared that all states should make vaccines open for all adults, with May 1 as the targeted date. It was earlier revealed by Biden this week that the U.S is set to ensure that 90% of her adults would be eligible by April 19.
According to the data released by the CDC, there were about 75,000 new infections on Thursday. This made it the highest number recorded since February 24. This has brought fear among the citizens that this could lead to the fourth wave.
The CDC further revealed that 907 people died from the virus on Thursday. The death toll has risen above 550,000 in the U.S. However, Biden pleaded with Americans to be more cautious because the pandemic is not over.