The average daily pace of coronavirus vaccinations is down almost 50% from its April peak, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows.
Over the past week, about 1.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered each day, a 46% drop from the peak rate of nearly 3.4 million doses per day in mid-April, according to CDC data published Thursday.
About 2.1 million new doses have been reported administered since Wednesday, bringing the total to 279,397,250 doses administered. That’s about 79% of the 351,955,515 total doses delivered.
More than 160 million people – about 48% of the US population – have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and nearly 127 million people – about 38% of the US population – is fully vaccinated, CDC data shows.
Maine is the first state to have vaccinated more than half of its residents.
Note: Data published by the CDC may be delayed, and doses may not have been administered on the day reported.