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Average daily COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. drop below 2,000

This is the first time in a month that case numbers have dropped this low.
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Posted at 9:18 AM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 15:51:18-05

Average daily COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have now fallen below 2,000 for the first time in a month.

The country marked the decrease over the weekend.

The U.S. has also marked a 15% decrease in Covid-related deaths in the last week.

The average is still considered high, but public health experts say this is a sign that deaths numbers will continue on a downward trend.

Despite the encouraging numbers, experts are worried that not enough people are getting vaccinated, all while restrictions are being lifted across the country.

76 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, there are millions who remain unvaccinated.

Doctors warn this could specifically affect people who are immunocompromised or cannot get vaccinated yet.

While some cities and states are dropping certain safety measures, they warn the rules could return if cases go up.