COVID-19 deaths hit 3-year low as U.S. cases and hospitalizations fall
As the United States marks the third anniversary of the pandemic, COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to fall at a dramatic rate.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly coronavirus report released on Friday — the fourth-to-last before the report is discontinued — the number of reported cases in the U.S. decreased by 19.7% to 21,422 a day, compared with 26,685 in the previous week. The seven-day average for new hospital admissions was down 9.5% — 2,757 a day versus 3,046 last week. That compares with a peak of 22,000 per day during the omicron surge in early 2022.