The number of daily Covid-19 vaccine doses reached a new global high this week, with more than 60 million doses given Wednesday—roughly double the seven-day average in the middle of July—according to data analyzed by Bloomberg, as average inoculations recovered after declining through much of July.
Some 59.6 million doses were given Friday.
The rolling seven-day average reached nearly 43 million vaccines Friday, nearing their June 28 peak of more than 44 million.
Vaccines given throughout Asia accounted for most of the rise, according to Our World In Data, with nearly 33 million doses administered Wednesday.
6 months. That’s how long it will take to vaccinate 75% of the world’s population at the current rate, according to Bloomberg.
While vaccination rates are rising worldwide, so are cases, with nearly 688,000 new ones reported Thursday, the day after the world surpassed 200 million total cases. Daily average cases have nearly doubled since June after falling from a pandemic high of 826,000 cases in late April. The U.S. averaged 141,000 cases over last week, spurred by the more infectious delta variant which now represents more than nine in 10 cases of the virus in the country, according to GISAID.
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