Areas with low COVID-19 vaccination rates remain at risk

2021-06-14

Data from Johns Hopkins University showed the seven-day average for newly reported COVID-19 cases in the US declined to 14,315 per day as of Saturday from almost 21,000 on May 29, though one expert warned that states with lagging vaccination rates could see a resurgence in fall and winter. Eight states -- Wyoming, Alabama, Utah, Nevada, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Hawaii -- have recorded increases in average new COVID-19 infections, and seven of them have recorded lower-than-average vaccination rates.

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