[Reuters]–The number of new coronavirus infections confirmed in the United States in the week leading up to the 24th was about 1.2 million, a decrease of 21% from the previous week (1.5 million). The number of new infections has decreased in all but one state, and the number of hospitalizations for the new corona has also decreased.
Reuters analyzed state and group reports. Both the rate of decrease and the number of new infections in the week were the largest in a year.
New Hampshire is the only state with an increase in new infections, with a 32% drop in new infections in California, the center of the corona epidemic and tight medical care.
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The death toll from the new coronavirus last week fell 6.6% from the previous week to about 21,600. Arizona, Alabama, and New Mexico have the highest death toll per capita. The death toll has increased in 17 of the 50 states in the United States.
The cumulative death toll is close to 419,000, which is one in 780 domestic residents.
Reuters analyzed data from the volunteer COVID Tracking Project, which showed that the average number of hospitalized patients in Corona fell 7.5% to about 119,000, the largest decline since the week ending August 9. Record.
According to data from the COVID Tracking Project, the positive rate for corona tests in the United States was 9.2%, down from 11.0% last week, the lowest level since the end of November 8.
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