Coronavirus plague cases fall below 10,000 for the first time in more than a year but Fauci warns that America can’t ‘declare victory’ yet

The United States recorded its lowest daily totals of coronavirus cases and deaths in more than a year as officials continue to encourage the public to get vaccinated.

On Sunday, the country reported 6,725 new infections, which is the lowest single-day number since March 21, 2020, a analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows.

It also marks the first time that the daily number of cases has fallen below 10,000 in more than a year, the analysis found.

The U.S. recorded 124 new coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, the lowest figure since 119 fatalities were reported on March 24, 2020.

It comes as 20 U.S. states, and the District of Columbia, have administered at least one coronavirus vaccine dose to two-thirds of their adult populations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Twelve of those states – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia – are in the Northeast.

Just two – Illinois and Minnesota – are in the Midwest and six – California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington – are in the west.

Vermont currently leads the pack with 81.7 percent of residents receiving at least one dose, according to CDC data.

This will help meet President Joe Biden’s goal of 70 percent of Americans receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine by July 4.

Despite the promising numbers Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, says it is too soon for the country to declare victory against COVID-19.

‘We don’t want to declare victory prematurely because we still have a ways to go, but the more and more people that can get vaccinated, as a community, the community will be safer and safer.” he told The Guardian.

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Source: Daily Mail