The daily average for new COVID-19 cases peaked at the 100,000 mark on the third day in a row, and admissions continue to rise, but deaths fell to a 10-month low. Meanwhile, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended it children aged 5 to 11 years get COVID-19 booster shot from Pfizer Inc.
and BioNTech SE
it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this week. The seven-day average of new cases was 103,537 on Thursday, a 52% increase from two weeks ago and the highest level since February 19, according to and the New York Times Tracker. There were 11 states and Washington, DC, which experienced new cases more than doubled in two weeks, led by Mississippi with an increase of 179% and Connecticut with an increase of 151%. The daily average of admissions has risen steadily in the past month to 23,460 on Thursday, an increase of 29% in two weeks and most since March 18. On the bright side, the daily average for deaths fell to 303, a 17% drop in two weeks. weeks and the lowest number since July 27th.