U.S. Covid Cases Fall 20% in Two Weeks


The number of new coronavirus cases continue to fall across the United States, Axios reported.

The average caseload per week is roughly 700,000, a drop of 20% over two weeks. Deaths fell in the same time period by 15%, to an average of 1,400 per day. Though still a significant number, it has been dropping steadily.

Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Idaho are the states with the highest caseload relative to their population sizes.

On Tuesday, an FDA panel endorsed the emergency use of a smaller dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The FDA is expected to shortly authorize the vaccine for children.

Moderna, which said its own trials showed strong responses in children ages 6-11, is expected to submit its vaccine for the FDA to approve for children shortly.

While adverse reactions from the coronavirus is rare in children, it has been linked to cases of MIS-C, a serious inflammatory condition.