US administers 59.6m doses of Covid-19 vaccines
The United States has administered 59,585,043 doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of Friday morning and delivered 78,152,495 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The tally of vaccine doses are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Friday, the agency said.
According to the tally posted on February 18, the agency had administered 57,737,767 doses of the vaccines, and distributed 73,377,450 doses.
The agency said 41,977,401 people had received one or more doses while 17,039,118 people have got the second dose as of Friday.
A total of 6,289,188 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 31 638 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 1 911 new cases, which represents a 6% positivity rate. A further 151 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 48 859 to date. Read more here: https://t.co/CWjqjbCiBG pic.twitter.com/BnJYPpQRNg— NICD (@nicd_sa) February 19, 2021
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