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US COVID cases show hints of decline, but deaths are up

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The 7-day average for COVID-19 cases in the United States shows overall signs of decline, though a large portion of the nation continues to report high and medium community levels.Meanwhile, President Joe Biden today, who is experiencing a rebound infection after treatment with Paxlovid, tested positive again for the seventh day in a row.Much of US still experiencing high transmissionThe 7-day average for new daily cases has dipped slightly to the 120,000 range over the past 3 days, according to an analysis by the Washington Post.

Today the 7-day average is 121,739 cases.Meanwhile, the 7-day average for new daily deaths is rising, today reaching 496. Deaths, often a lagging indicator, have shown a slow rise since the middle of July.According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41.7% of US counties have high COVID community levels, and 38.9% are at the medium level.

Its community transmission map shows that 94% are classified as having high transmission, a level for which CDC recommends masking while indoors and using public transportation.Biden rebound infection stretches into seventh dayPresident Biden today tested positive again today for the seventh day in a row, due to a rebound infection following Paxlovid treatment.

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