US reports the lowest number of new weekly COVID cases since OCTOBER as Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer, 24, joins the 11% of Americans who’ve had their first vaccine dose and jokes ‘it did not implant my genius father into my brain’
- There were just over 650,000 new COVID-19 infections reported in the US in the seven days to February 13; that is the lowest weekly number since October
- Death and hospitalization numbers are also down significantly from numbers recorded last week
- While numbers may be dropping following the end of the holiday season, they are still far higher than they were during spring and summer surges of 2020
- Officials are cautioning that Americans are still not out of the woods, particularly as the vaccine rollout remains quite sluggish
- As of Saturday, around 37.1 million Americans have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; that number represents just 11 percent of the population
- At the current rate it will take until November for 90 percent of Americans to be partially vaccinated
- Bill Gates’ daughter, Jennifer, was among those who received her first shot on Friday
- The medical student joked about conspiracy theories claiming her father was using the vaccines to inject microchips into members of the public
The number of COVID-19 infections being reported in the United States continues to decrease, with the country seeing its lowest weekly case numbers since last October.
There were just over 650,00 new infections reported in the seven days to February 13, according to The COVID Tracking Project. That total represents a 22.3 percent decrease from the number reported last week.
Hospitalization rates have also deceased 15.7 percent from last week, while deaths are down 13.8 percent in the past seven days.
However, officials are cautioning that the country is not out of the clear yet. The numbers currently being reported are still far higher than they were during the spring and summer surges of 2020.
On Saturday, the United States reported 90,199 new COVID-19 cases and 2,303 additional deaths.
More than 27.5 million Americans have tested positive to the virus, and 483,926 have now died.
More than 137,000 of those deaths have occurred in the 44 days since January 1.
The number of COVID-19 infections being reported in the United States continues to decrease, with the country seeing its lowest weekly case numbers since last October. A COVID patient is seen being treated in an ICU bed in California earlier this week
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 vaccinations being administered across the United States continues to increase slightly each day.
On Friday, 1.66 million Americans received a dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna shot, up slightly from the 1.6 million who received a jab the day before.
In comparison, on January 13, exactly one month ago, just 710,000 Americans received a COVID-19 vaccine injection.
On Saturday, officials stated that just over 37.1 million American have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
While that may sound like a large number, it represents just 11 percent of the population.
At the current rate, it take until this coming November to partially vaccinate 90 percent of Americans, according to the New York Times.
Bill Gates’ daughter, Jennifer Gates, is among those who received her first COVID-19 vaccination this week
Gates is a second-year medical student at New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, meaning she is eligible for the shot. She is pictured with her famous father in a recent social media snap
Meanwhile, Bill Gates’ daughter, Jennifer Gates, is among those who received her first COVID-19 vaccination this week.
Gates is a second-year medical student at New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, meaning she is eligible for the shot.
‘I am beyond privileged to receive my first dose of mRNA to teach my cells to mount a protective immune response to this virus. As a medical student and aspiring physician, I am grateful it will give me protection and safety for my future practice,’ she stated in an Instagram post on Friday.
Billionaire Bill Gates has been funneling money into vaccine research, sparking wild conspiracy theories that he is seeking to inject microchips into members of the American population.
Gates joked about that wild rumor in the caption of her post, writing ‘the vaccine did NOT implant my genius father into my brain – if only mRNA had that power…’
A Rhode Island native receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Central Falls on Saturday. The city is currently offering the vaccines to any resident over the age of 18