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The Covid-19 situation in United States is slowly but surely improving, all Covid related numbers go down

It looks like that the Omicron wave is losing its spreading pace as the number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths recently are decreasing nationwide.

Although a huge improvement is seen in most of the states and some of them are slowly loosening the pandemic measures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not going to change the current musk guidance, at least for now.

According to New York Times’ Covid tracker, United States added a total of 140,204 on February 14, while the number of hospitalized patients was 85,056 nationwide. The 14-day average has decreased for 64%, while the 14-day average of hospitalized Covid-ill patients has gone down for 38%.

While the situation in general is improving, health officials still push for vaccination and booster doses in an effort to further decrease the spread of the deadly virus. According to the CDC data, more than 252 million people are vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccines (76% of the population), while more than 214 million people are fully vaccinated (64.5% of the population). Booster doses received nearly 92 million people representing 43% of the fully vaccinated folks.

“We’re going in the right direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease director.

This week, United States adds around 151,000 cases per day which is 44% less compared to the last week’s daily average. The number of hospitalizations is also down now sitting around 83,000 patients which is 23% drop compared to last week’s numbers.

“If we continue to go in this direction, we’ll start to see a lightening up of the mitigations that are going on, which is what we’re all hoping for,” Fauci said.

“As we are encouraged by the current trends, we are not there yet,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The current CDC recommendation about mask is that everyone should wear face mask when indoors. However, many states in the last two weeks decided to ditch mask mandates which goes against the CDC recommendations.

While the situations seems to be improving lately, Americans are encouraged to follow the well-known Covid-19 measures like maintaining social distance, wear face masks, avoid indoor gatherings and last but not least, to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

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