Despite the Covid-19 vaccinations are continuing in the US, a leading health official said that the country remains in a "complicated stage" of the pandemic.

Iran Press/America: In the past seven days, the US reported an average of more than 67,100 new Covid-19 infections daily, according to Johns Hopkins University data. That's slightly below where the average was a week prior, but it's still 25% above where it was nearly a month ago, CNN reported.

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And about 44,000 Covid-19 patients were in the US hospitals as of Sunday, the most recent day that data was available, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. That number has generally been inching up since late March when it dipped to around 37,900.

Experts say there are several reasons for the rise in these numbers, including dangerous coronavirus variants -- such as the more contagious B.1.1.7 strain that has helped fuel another surge in Michigan. Pandemic fatigue and more Americans moving around have also likely contributed to the rise.


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