As the United States marks the third anniversary of the pandemic, COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to decline at a dramatic rate.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly coronavirus report released on Friday – the penultimate before the report was halted – the number of reported cases in the United States fell 19.7% to 21,422 a day. , compared to 26,685 in the previous week. The seven-day average of new hospital admissions fell by 9.5% – 2,757 a day from 3,046 last week. This compares to a peak of 22,000 per day during the omicron surge in early 2022.