The United States had a landmark day when it comes to the novel coronavirus pandemic Tuesday as the country saw COVID-19 case numbers drop across the entire country.
- “For the first time since the pandemic began, COVID cases are down in all 50 states,” White House senior COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt said at a White House briefing. “We are winning the war on the virus, and we need you to help us finish the job.”
However, there are 17 states, in total, to watch when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine’s rollout.
7 states with high vaccine rates
Seven states have already reached a point where 70% of the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — the goal that Biden set out for the entire country, according to CNN. Those seven states include:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
10 states with low vaccination rates
Per CNN, there are 10 states that have given out one vaccine dose to about half of their adult residents. Those 10 states include:
- South Carolina
- West Virginia