Covid cases are rising in 21 states as health officials warn against reopening too quickly

  • Even as the pace of vaccinations accelerates in the U.S., Covid-19 cases are increasing in 21 states and highly infectious variants are spreading even as governors begin to relax restrictions on businesses.
  • Public health officials warn that while roughly 2.5 million people nationwide are receiving shots every day, infection levels have plateaued this month and some states have failed to reduce the number of daily cases.
  • The 7-day moving average of new infections was 54,666 as of Friday, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

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