US Covid cases plateau even as vaccinations up

Washington (AFP) – The rate of new coronavirus infections was plateauing in the United States Thursday — a warning sign that has previously predicted new surges, even as data showed one in eight Americans are now fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest 7-day average of new cases was 54,201 as of March 16, a level that has remained roughly consistent for the past week. Cases were rising in fifteen states and territories, according to a tracker run by Johns Hopkins University, with a worrying cluster in the northeast including New Jersey, Connec…

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