Some positive trends seem to be dawning for the U.S. fight against coronavirus. New cases have been ticking slightly slower on a weekly basis over the past three days, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. The U.S. recorded 42,812 new infections on Wednesday, nudging the seven-day average of daily new cases to 42,784 — 1% lower than a week ago. The national seven-day average of new cases was down nearly 4% on Monday compared with a week ago, and down almost 3% on Tuesday. It’s too soon to celebrate, as CNBC’s data team classifies any change less than 5% as holding “steady,” but the data is headed in the right direction.
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 34 million
- Global deaths: At least 1.01 million
- U.S. cases: More than 7.23 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 206,971