Pennsylvania and New Jersey, following MIchigan’s unforutnate lead, are now epicenters of COVID-19 activity as the nation pushes to vaccinate all citizens ages 16 and older by May 31.
Officials say if accomplished, the May 31 deadline would see Americans enjoying an almost normal Fourth of July.
Cases are rising in Pennsylvania, with the state averaging more than 5,000 cases a day over the past week. New Jersey reported a case spike in March, but case counts in that state have begun to decline.
New Jersey has averaged more than 3,200 over the past week.
Delaware is also adding more cases per capita and follows Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in 7-day average of cases.
The state is averaging 405 new cases per day, up 115% from March.
The United States reported 67,933 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, and 477 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracker. In total, the country has confirmed 31,772,125 cases, including 568,196 fatalities.
Travel Warnings against 80% of World’s Countries
This week roughly 80% of the world’s countries will receive the highest travel warning from the US State Department—”Level 4: Do Not Travel” designation—because of high levels of COVID-19, according to the Washington Post.