All US states see declining or stabilizing COVID cases

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All US states see declining or stabilizing COVID cases

All states across the US are now seeing COVID-19 cases decline or stabilize following a surge fueled by the Omicron variant, the latest data shows.

The number of new infections nationwide has plunged 61 percent since peaking less than a month ago, according to federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Daily cases were averaging at more than 800,000 at the height of the Omicron surge on Jan. 15. Now, cases are averaging just over 313,000 per day, the data shows.

New nationwide infections have dropped 56 percent in the last two weeks alone.

California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are among the states that have seen huge cases declines since last month, the data shows.

Hospitalizations are also dropping across the country, with the average number of new patients being admitted per day coming in at just under 14,000.

Liesl Eibschutz, a medical student from Dartmouth University, loads a syringe with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine before giving it to people on the first day that people ages 16 and up can receive the vaccine at Kedren Health on Thursday, April 15, 2021
Daily cases were averaging at more than 800,000 at the height of the Omicron surge.
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The number of new infections nationwide has plunged 61 percent.

It is a 35 percent drop from the 21,000 patients admitted with COVID in mid-January, according to the data.

COVID-related deaths, which are a lagging indicator, have yet to show the same downward trajectory following the Omicron surge.

The daily average number of COVID fatalities is currently 2,400 — down considerably from the peak average of 3,400 per day recorded a year ago.

A driver gives a thumbs up as his passenger is given a COVID-19 vaccination by a healthcare worker at a drive-thru site at Tropical Park on January 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida
Hospitalizations are also dropping across the country.
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Travelers walk past a sign offering free Covid-19 vaccinations and booster shots at a pop-up clinic in the international arrivals area of Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California on December 22, 2021.
New nationwide infections have dropped 56 percent in the last two weeks.
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In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday that new cases had dropped to 5,680 and hospitalizations were at 5,147.

There were 68 additional deaths recorded across the Empire State, Hochul said.

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