Monthly Change in New COVID Cases and Deaths, March 1-11 versus April 1-11; Updated Vaccine Counts
This edition provides an overview of how COVID cases and deaths have changed over the past month. New COVID cases for the first 11 days of April were up 16.3% and new deaths were down 53.7% compared to the first 11 days of March. The increased case volume is concerning and the seven day average in daily deaths has flattened out near 1,000 during the past week.
The US population has been rapidly acquiring vaccination to COVID. As of April 12, over one-third (36.4%) of the U.S. population has now been at least partially vaccinated, and over one-fifth (22.3%) has been fully vaccinated. This includes over 189 million administered doses, at a 7-day rolling average rate of 3.4 million vaccinations per day.
Over 90% of vaccinations administered to date have been produced either by Moderna (45%) or Pfizer-BioNTech (52%). About 6.8 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine have been administered which comprises nearly 9% of all fully vaccinated persons thus far. However, the FDA halted J&J vaccinations on April 13 due to caution about its link with rare blood clotting disorders.