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104M Vaccinated in US; 32% of Kentuckians
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WASHINGTON DC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday that 104.2 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or 31% of the nation's population. Last week's total was 91.7 million.

Almost 60 million people have been fully vaccinated by Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine or the two-dose series made by Pfizer and Moderna, up by 10 million from a week ago.

Kentucky has given at least one dose to 32.7 percent of its residents, ranking it 24th in the nation. Almost 16 percent of Kentucky residents are now fully vaccinated.

Illinois ranks 20th at 33.2 percent. Tennessee still lags at 47th in the nation with 26.8 percent getting at least one dose.

New Mexico and Connecticut have the highest percentage of its population getting vaccinations at over 40 percent, with South Dakota, Maine and Massachusetts next at 37 percent. 

An average of 3.09 million doses are being administered daily, compared to 2.68 million a week ago, and 1.1 million on Feb. 1. 

The CDC estimates that at the current increased pace of vaccinations, the United States could reach 70 percent vaccinations around June 14, and 90 percent coverage around July 22. This is thought to be when the benefits of "herd immunity" start to be realized.

That's a huge improvement from the beginning of March, when the 90 percent estimate was October 6.

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Published 02:30 PM, Sunday Apr. 04, 2021
Updated 04:02 PM, Sunday Apr. 04, 2021

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