USA has already applied 165 million doses of vaccine | International news and analysis | DW

The United States has already administered more than 165 million doses of vaccines against covid-19, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Sunday.

The number represents an increase from the 161,688,422 doses of vaccine that the CDC said it used to immunize the population until Saturday. A total of 208 million have already been distributed to the 50 states and various territories in the country.

The agency said 106,214,924 people had received at least one dose of the vaccine, or 32% of the country’s population, while 61,416,536 people had been fully vaccinated as of Sunday.

For comparison, Brazil applied 24.5 million doses and 9.06% of the population received at least one dose of vaccine.

The American count includes the two-dose vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech, as well as the single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, and brings updated data until Sunday morning.

A total of 7,742,126 doses of vaccines have been administered in long-term care institutions, such as nursing homes and rehabilitation homes, said the CDC.

The United States has recorded 215 deaths due to covid-19 in the past 24 hours, in addition to 36,699 new cases, the independent count from Johns Hopkins University said on Sunday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has accumulated 554,994 deaths and 30,705,525 cases of the disease.

jps (ots, reuters)

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