Fourteen states have reached the Biden administration’s goal to reach 70% of adults with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by July 4, according to data published Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New York is the latest state to reach this threshold, joining California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Washington, DC, has now also vaccinated at least 70% of its adult residents.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said earlier this month that most of the remaining coronavirus restrictions in the state would lift once 70% of adult New Yorkers had received at least a first dose of the vaccine.
Overall, more than 174 million people – 52.5% of the total US population – have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and nearly 145 million people – 43.7% of the US population – are fully vaccinated, CDC data shows.
About 311 million doses of vaccine have been administered in total, about 83% of the 374 million doses that have been delivered. More than 1.3 million doses have been reported administered since Sunday, for a seven-day average of about 1.1 million doses per day.
Note: Data published by the CDC may be delayed, and doses may not have been administered on the day reported.