CDC Director Sees 'A Really Hopeful Decline' As Covid Cases In The U.S. Fall

11

After a worrisome uptick in Covid-19 cases in the United States in recent weeks, there are encouraging signs that the situation is beginning to stabilize, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a briefing Tuesday that there have been declines across the board, with new cases, hospitalizations and daily deaths all falling over the past seven days. New reported infections fell by 21 percent over the past week, with the most recent seven-day average coming in at just over 54,400 cases per day, Walensky said, calling the figure "a really hopeful decline." Hospitalizations also fell by 9 percent, with an average of more than 5,100 hospital admissions per day over the past seven days. The most recent seven-day average for daily deaths stood at roughly 660 per day, representing a decline of 6 percent, she added. Walensky said vaccine uptake across the country is likely fueling the turnaround and helping to flatten the curves. "Each day more and more Americans are rolling up their sleeves and getting vaccinated, and likely contributing to these very positive trends," she said. The CDC director's optimism during Tuesday's briefing stands in stark contrast to her remarks a month ago, when she warned of "impending doom" as Covid-19 cases rose steadily in the U.S. "I'm speaking today not necessarily as your CDC director and not only as your CDC director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, to ask you to just please hold on a little while longer," Walensky said in a briefing March 29. "We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope. But right now I'm scared." Although the decline in cases is good news, vaccines are not a panacea. What's more, the national vaccination rate lacks uniformity.

NB: Stories are shared by community members. The article does NOT represent the official view of NaijaWorld and the author is SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for this article
Comments

About Us
Join the discussion. Share and discuss posts with other naijaworlders.
Related Stories
thumbnail
HEALTH: Habits To Avoid To Boost Longevity And Reduce Health Risk
thumbnail
WHO, Health Experts Hail Oxford Malaria Vaccine
thumbnail
Gunmen Kidnap Community Health Officer, Nursing Mother In Plateau State
thumbnail
Zikanoc Health Services Unveils Foundation , As Sen. Osita Izunaso Is Present
thumbnail
5 Reasons Why Sleeping Naked Is Good For You | Health Benefits Of Sleeping Naked
thumbnail
5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Carrots
thumbnail
Physicians Ask Ogun To Extend Teach Scheme To Healthcare Sector
thumbnail
8 Reasons You Should Eat More Carrots | Carrot Benefits
thumbnail
Non Payment Of Interns And Some Members Of Staff In UCH Ibadan
thumbnail
Colon Cancer: Read This Story Of A Man Who Had Colon Cancer
Related Stories
thumbnail
HEALTH: Habits To Avoid To Boost Longevity And Reduce Health Risk
thumbnail
WHO, Health Experts Hail Oxford Malaria Vaccine
thumbnail
Gunmen Kidnap Community Health Officer, Nursing Mother In Plateau State
thumbnail
Zikanoc Health Services Unveils Foundation , As Sen. Osita Izunaso Is Present
thumbnail
5 Reasons Why Sleeping Naked Is Good For You | Health Benefits Of Sleeping Naked
thumbnail
5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Carrots
thumbnail
Physicians Ask Ogun To Extend Teach Scheme To Healthcare Sector
thumbnail
8 Reasons You Should Eat More Carrots | Carrot Benefits
thumbnail
Non Payment Of Interns And Some Members Of Staff In UCH Ibadan
thumbnail
Colon Cancer: Read This Story Of A Man Who Had Colon Cancer