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A mobile coronavirus testing site in Manhattan in May. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams announced last week that masks are now optional for toddlers in day care and preschool.Credit… Ismail Ferdous/Bloomberg

After a rise in known infections this spring, new coronavirus cases in the United States have leveled off in recent weeks, even as hospitalizations continue to inch upward and new Omicron subvariants rapidly circulate.

The country is recording just over 105,000 new coronavirus cases a day, on average, a rate that has more or less held steady over the last month, according to a New York Times database.

That figure is sure to be an undercount, as more people have turned to at-home testing, the results of which often go unreported. But other indicators are also showing signs of steadying: The number of patients hospitalized with the virus is still growing, but doing so slowly, with the average hovering for most of this week around 29,000. Deaths have stayed below 400 a day for several weeks.

With key indicators far below their Omicron winter peaks, longstanding public health orders continue to be lifted. In one sign of recent change, travelers flying to the United States no longer need to provide a negative test result. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explained the decision last week in part by pointing to booster shots and how Omicron had “generally caused less severe disease among those who are infected.”

“We seem to be plateauing right now,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a professor of epidemiology and the inaugural director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University’s School of Public Health, who is monitoring the spread of two new Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, which have been gaining ground in the United States.

“What is a little unclear to me is whether BA.4, BA.5, is going to see another bump,” she said. “But my best guess is we are not going to see another giant peak until possibly later in the summer for the southern states, and the fall and winter.”

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About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations). Centers for Disease Control and Preventionu003C/a> and state governments. Note: No C.D.C. data available for Hawaii and some counties. Some states were excluded because more than a quarter of data is missing.”,”note_hotspots_map”:”The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.”,”mask_mandates_intro”:”The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/cdc-mask-guidance-states.html\”>Read more here ›u003C/a>”,”note_cases_map”:”The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.”,”new_hospital_map_note”:””,”note_hsa_map”:”The map shows a seven-day average for the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19. The u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/anag-cw7u\”>datau003C/a> is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients. u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://healthdata.gov/dataset/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/6xf2-c3ie\”>Datau003C/a> for Puerto Rico is reported at the territory level instead of by hospital service area.”,”note_hospitals_map”:”The map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/anag-cw7u\”>datau003C/a> is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients.”,”note_cases_percap_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative coronavirus cases by share of the population in each county.”,”note_deaths_percap_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative coronavirus deaths by share of the population in each county.”,”note_deaths_map”:”The map shows the known locations of coronavirus deaths by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have died from the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.”,”note_hospitalized_country_map”:””,”note_hotspots_country_map”:”The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.”,”note_cases_country_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative reported coronavirus cases.”,”note_deaths_country_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative reported coronavirus deaths.”,”note_cases_percap_country_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative coronavirus cases by share of the population in each place.”,”state_page_supertable_hed”:”Reported cases, deaths and other trends by CHILDTYPE”,”usa_page_supertable_hed”:”Reported cases, deaths and other trends by CHILDTYPE”,”country_page_supertable_hed”:”Latest trends by CHILDTYPE”,”world_page_supertable_hed”:”Reported cases, deaths and vaccinations by country”,”world_page_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.”,”state_page_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Statewide data often updates more frequently than county-level data, and may not equal the sum of county-level figures. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.”,”country_page_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.”,”state_page_supertable_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations); Centers for Disease Control and state governments (vaccinations); Census Bureau (population and demographic data). The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days. Hospitalized for each county shows the average number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized per 100,000 residents within any hospital service areas that intersect with the county and is updated once a week. Vaccination data is not available for some counties. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”country_page_supertable_note”:”Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”world_page_supertable_note”:”Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. Vaccination data provided by Our World in Data. Vaccination numbers marked with an asterisk * were last reported more than two weeks ago. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”france_page_supertable_note”:”Source: Public Health France. Daily hospitalizations are the number of new hospitalized Covid-19 patients reported each day, and death figures are the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients who have died. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”state_page_charts_hed”:”How trends have changed in LOCATION”,”county_page_charts_hed”:”How trends have changed in LOCATION”,”usa_page_charts_hed”:”U.S. trends”,”world_page_charts_hed”:”How global trends have changed”,”country_page_charts_hed”:”How trends have changed in LOCATION_ARTICLE LOCATION”,”embedded_state_chart_note”:”Source: State and local health agencies. Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data.”,”embedded_state_hospitalized_chart_note”:”Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government.”,”embedded_world_chart_note”:”Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, U.S. state and local health agencies. Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.”,”embedded_charts_link”:”LOCATION Coronavirus Cases”,”embedded_charts_deaths_link”:”LOCATION Coronavirus Deaths”,”embedded_charts_hospitalized_link”:”LOCATION Covid-19 Hospitalizations”,”state_page_charts_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivty, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Test positivity is based on P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and test positivity are reported based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.”,”usa_page_charts_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Test positivity is based on P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government by the 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Hospitalizations and test positivity are reported based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. For case and death seven-day averages, if there are days within that range with no data reported, the period is extended to older days until at least seven days of data are included. Data from days following non-reporting days is averaged over that day and the non-reporting days that precede it. When calculating rolling averages, these days representing multiple day’s worth of data are always included together, which means that in instances of irregularly timed reporting, the seven-day average may be an average over more than seven days. Certain days with anomalous total case or death reports are excluded from the average or have a portion of their cases and deaths which correspond to data backlogs removed from the average calculation. For the U.S. national case and death count averages, the average is the sum of the average number of cases and deaths in all states and territories each day. This average may not match the average when calculated from the U.S. case and death total in order to account for irregularly timed case and death reports at the state level.”,”county_page_charts_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases, deaths and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with LOCATION.”,”country_page_charts_note”:”Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days.”,”custom_country_page_charts_note”:”The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days.”,”clusters_page_hed”:”Early Coronavirus Cases in Nursing Homes, Prisons and Other Locations”,”clusters_page_intro”:”In the first year of the pandemic, The Times tracked cases in places with some of the worst outbreaks, like u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-nursing-homes.html\”>nursing homesu003C/a>, food processing plants and u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/10/us/covid-prison-outbreak.html\”>correctional facilitiesu003C/a>. This list is an archive of that reporting and is no longer being updated.”,”clusters_page_about_data”:”Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event. The clusters with the most reported cases in each category are shown here.”,”vaccine_refer”:”u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-19-vaccine-doses.html\”>See more details ›u003C/a>”,”vaccine_country_refer”:”u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-vaccinations-tracker.html\”>See more details ›u003C/a>”,”county_vaccine_data_note”:”Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.”,”vaccine_data_note”:”Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.”,”global_vaccine_data_note”:”Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.”,”metros_vaccine_data_note”:”The percentage vaccinated is based on the number of people reported vaccinated in each county in the metro area. A small share of the C.D.C.’s vaccination data for this area did not specify the person’s home county.”,”no_vaccine_data_note”:”County vaccination data is not comprehensive enough to provide a vaccinated share for this metro area.”,”usa_page_state_supertable_hed”:”State trends”,”usa_page_state_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale. Select a table header to sort by another metric.”,”usa_page_table_transition_note”:””,”usa_page_state_table_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations); Centers for Disease Control and state governments (vaccinations); Census Bureau (population and demographic data). Test positivity data is based on viral P.C.R. test results only and is a seven day average. The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days. u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-19-vaccine-doses.html\”>Vaccination datau003C/a> is not available for some states. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”usa_page_county_supertable_hed”:”County trends”,”usa_page_county_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale. Select a table header to sort by another metric.”,”usa_page_county_table_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations); Centers for Disease Control and state governments (vaccinations). The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days. Counties with fewer than 10,000 residents are not shown. Test positivity data is based on viral P.C.R. test results only and is a seven day average. Hospitalized figures are updated once a week for each county and show the average number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized per 100,000 residents within any hospital service areas that intersect with the county, or in some cases, within any hospital referral regions that intersect with the county. Vaccination data is not available for some counties. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”table_no_rows_match_search”:”There are no places that match your search.”,”bullets_country_page_bra”:””,”bullets_country_page_can”:””,”bullets_country_page_fra”:”See more Covid-19 data from the French government u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/carte-et-donnees\”>hereu003C/a>.”,”bullets_country_page_deu”:””,”bullets_country_page_ind”:”The official Covid-19 figures in India u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/05/25/world/asia/india-covid-death-estimates.html\”>grossly understate the true scale of the pandemicu003C/a> in the country. Here’s what to know about u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/article/india-coronavirus-cases-deaths.html\”>India’s coronavirus crisisu003C/a>.”,”bullets_country_page_ita”:””,”bullets_country_page_jpn”:””,”bullets_country_page_mex”:””,”bullets_country_page_esp”:””,”bullets_country_page_gbr”:””,”bullets_country_page_chn”:[{“type”:”text”,”value”:”Under China’s “u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/world/asia/china-zero-covid-policy.html\”>zero Covidu003C/a>” policy, the country is deploying testing and quarantines on a massive scale to identify and isolate cases.”},{“type”:”text”,”value”:”Early in the pandemic China is thought to have u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/briefing/zero-covid-china-olympics.html\”>drastically understatedu003C/a> the number of Covid cases and deaths in official figures.”}],”about_the_data_world_page”:”Data for all countries except the United States comes from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. United States data comes from state and local health officials and is u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data\”>collected by The New York Timesu003C/a>. Population data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. Data for some countries, like the United States, Denmark, France and the Netherlands, include counts for overseas territories. The New York Times has found that official tallies in u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/21/world/coronavirus-missing-deaths.html\”>more than thirty countries have undercounted deathsu003C/a> during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.”,”about_the_data_country_page_aus”:”Data for Australia comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/population/national-state-and-territory-population/latest-release\”>Australia Bureau of Statisticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_bra”:”Data for Brazil comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.ibge.gov.br/en/statistics/social/population/18176-population-projection.html?=&t=downloads\”>Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statisticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_can”:”Data for Canada comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from Statistics Canada.”,”about_the_data_country_page_fra”:”Data for France comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.insee.fr/en/accueil\”>French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studiesu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_deu”:”Data for Germany comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.destatis.de/EN/Themes/Society-Environment/Population/Current-Population/_node.html\”>Federal Statistics Office of Germanyu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_ind”:”Data for India comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://hub.arcgis.com/datasets/esriindia1::india-districts-boundary\”>ESRIu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_ita”:”Data for Italy comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/pcm-dpc/COVID-19\”>Italian Department of Civil Protectionu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.istat.it/en/population-and-households\”>Italian National Institute of Statisticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_jpn”:”Nationwide and regional data for Japan comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a> and does not include cases or deaths connected to the 2020 Olympic games in Japan or aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which experienced a Covid outbreak while docked in a Japanese port in 2020. Johns Hopkins reports data for Japanese prefectures starting in April 2021. Population data from the Statistics Bureau of Japan.”,”about_the_data_country_page_mex”:”Data for Mexico comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://web.archive.org/web/20151210230740/http://www.inegi.org.mx/est/contenidos/proyectos/encuestas/hogares/especiales/ei2015/doc/eic_2015_presentacion.pdf\”>National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informaticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_esp”:”Data for Spain comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.ine.es/jaxiT3/Datos.htm?t=31304\”>National Statistics Institute of Spainu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_gbr”:”Data for the United Kingdom comes from the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland and the Chief Medical Officer Directorate. Population data from u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://borders.ukdataservice.ac.uk/easy_download.html\”>U.K. Data Service Census Supportu003C/a>. The u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases\”>Office for National Statisticsu003C/a> also produces a weekly report on the number of deaths that mention Covid-19 on a death certificate. This figure, which includes deaths outside of hospitals, is many thousands of deaths higher than the reported daily death toll.”,”about_the_data_country_page_zaf”:”Data for South Africa comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the World Bank.”,”about_the_data_country_page_chn”:”Data for China comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”http://www.nhc.gov.cn/xcs/yqtb/list_gzbd.shtml\”>National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of Chinau003C/a> and includes all confirmed cases, including asymptomatic infections. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”http://data.stats.gov.cn/english/easyquery.htm?cn=E0103\”>National Bureau of Statistics of Chinau003C/a>. Data does not include Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.”,”usa_page_regional_chart_hed”:”Cases by region”,”usa_page_regional_chart_summary”:”This chart shows how average daily cases per 100,000 people have changed in different parts of the country. The state with the highest recent average cases per 100,000 people is shown.”,”usa_page_regional_chart_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases); Census Bureau (population data).”,”usa_page_regional_chart_location_comparison”:””,”usa_page_state_grid_hed”:”How cases, hospitalizations and deaths are trending”,”usa_page_state_grid_summary”:”Each chart shows how these three metrics compare to the corresponding peak level reached nationwide before Omicron became the dominant variant. For example, a state’s case line exceeds 100 percent on the chart when its number of cases per capita exceeds the highest number of U.S. cases per capita reached in January 2021.”,”usa_page_state_grid_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations).”,”usa_and_state_page_trends_summary”:”This chart shows how cases and hospitalizations per capita compare to the corresponding peak level reached nationwide before Omicron became the dominant variant. Sources: State and local health agencies (cases); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations).”,”world_page_regional_chart_hed”:”Cases by region”,”world_page_regional_chart_summary”:”This chart shows how cases per capita have changed in different parts of the world.”,”world_page_regional_chart_note”:”Sources: Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and state and local health agencies (cases); World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau (population data).”,”world_page_regional_chart_location_comparison”:””,”olympics_japan_chart_hed”:”Reported cases at the 2020 Olympics”,”olympics_japan_chart_summary”:”More than 500 people with Olympic credentials, including more than 30 athletes, tested positive for the coronavirus in Japan. Others tested positive before their departure to the Games and are not included in the chart below.”,”olympics_japan_chart_note”:”Source: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/notices/covid-19-positive-case-list\”>Tokyo 2020 organizing committeeu003C/a>. Data is shown by the date in Tokyo when a case was announced.”,”olympics_china_chart_hed”:”Reported cases at the 2022 Olympics”,”olympics_china_chart_summary”:”At least 509 people with Olympic credentials, including 185 athletes and team officials, tested positive for the coronavirus in China, either at the airport on arrival in China or within the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/sports/olympics/winter-olympics-beijing-restrictions.html\”>Olympics “closed loopu003C/a>.” Others tested positive before their departure to the Games and are not included in the chart below.”,”olympics_china_chart_note”:”Source: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.beijing2022.cn/en/press_centre/headlines.htm\”>2022 Beijing Organizing Committeeu003C/a>.”,”virgin_islands_map_note”:”Note: Ocean areas were modified to bring St. Thomas and St. John closer to St. Croix in the maps on this page.”,”credits”:”By Jordan Allen, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/sarah-almukhtar\”>Sarah Almukhtaru003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/aliza-aufrichtig\”>Aliza Aufrichtigu003C/a>, Anne Barnard, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/matthew-bloch\”>Matthew Blochu003C/a>, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/keith-collins\”>Keith Collinsu003C/a>, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/gabriel-gianordoli\”>Gabriel Gianordoliu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/amy-harmon\”>Amy Harmonu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/rich-harris\”>Rich Harrisu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/adeel-hassan\”>Adeel Hassanu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jon-huang\”>Jon Huangu003C/a>, Danya Issawi, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/danielle-ivory\”>Danielle Ivoryu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/kk-rebecca-lai\”>K.K. Rebecca Laiu003C/a>, Alex Lemonides, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/eleanor-lutz\”>Eleanor Lutzu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/allison-mccann\”>Allison McCannu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/richard-a-oppel-jr\”>Richard A. Oppel Jr.u003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jugal-k-patel\”>Jugal K. Patelu003C/a>, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/amy-schoenfeld-walker\”>Amy Schoenfeld Walkeru003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/anjali-singhvi\”>Anjali Singhviu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/charlie-smart\”>Charlie Smartu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/mitch-smith\”>Mitch Smithu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/albert-sun\”>Albert Sunu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/rumsey-taylor\”>Rumsey Tayloru003C/a>, Lisa Waananen Jones, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/derek-watkins\”>Derek Watkinsu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/timothy-williams\”>Timothy Williamsu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jin-wu\”>Jin Wuu003C/a> and u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/karen-yourish\”>Karen Yourishu003C/a>.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/ian-austen\”>Ian Austenu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/mike-baker\”>Mike Bakeru003C/a>, Brillian Bao, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/ellen-barry\”>Ellen Barryu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/shashank-bengali\”>Shashank Bengaliu003C/a>, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/matthew-goldstein\”>Matthew Goldsteinu003C/a>, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/john-keefe\”>John Keefeu003C/a>, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/richard-perez-pena\”>Richard Pérez-Peñau003C/a>, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/scott-reinhard\”>Scott Reinhardu003C/a>, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/kai-schultz\”>Kai Schultzu003C/a>, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jeremy-white\”>Jeremy Whiteu003C/a>, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/sameer-yasir\”>Sameer Yasiru003C/a> and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/josh-williams\”>Josh Williamsu003C/a>, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/rachel-shorey\”>Rachel Shoreyu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/blacki-migliozzi\”>Blacki Migliozziu003C/a>, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jason-kao\”>Jason Kaou003C/a>.”,”usa_page_hospitalization_age_chart_hed”:”Daily new hospital admissions by age”,”usa_page_hospitalization_age_chart_summary”:”This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data reported by hospitals to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”,”usa_page_hospitalization_age_chart_note”:”Sources: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://beta.healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/g62h-syeh\”>U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesu003C/a> (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.”,”state_page_hospitalization_age_chart_hed”:”Daily new hospital admissions by age in LOCATION”,”state_page_hospitalization_age_chart_summary”:”This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals.”,”state_page_hospitalization_age_chart_note”:”Sources: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://beta.healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/g62h-syeh\”>U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesu003C/a> (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.”,”usa_page_rates_for_vax_unvax_hed”:”Rates for vaccinated and unvaccinated”,”usa_page_rate_for_vax_unvax_summary”:”Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that people who are unvaccinated are at a u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/10/28/us/covid-breakthrough-cases.html\”>much greater risku003C/a> than those who are fully vaccinated to die from Covid-19. These charts compare age-adjusted average daily case and death rates for vaccinated and unvaccinated people in the states and cities that provide this data.”,”usa_page_rate_for_vax_unvax_note”:”Source: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status\”>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionu003C/a>. This data was first made available on Oct. 19 2021, and is expected to update monthly. The C.D.C. releases the data as a weekly figure per 100,000 and is presented here as a daily average per 100,000 for consistency with other population-adjusted figures on this page. See the notes on the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status\”>C.D.C.’s pageu003C/a> for more information.”,”note_we_moved_regional_charts”:””,”app_tab_sunset_message_body”:”We’re moving this Covid-19 data later this month. You can still find our coronavirus trackers and pandemic coverage on the app’s homescreen.u003Cbr>u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/coronavirus-tracker\”>Sign up here to get a daily email with the latest data in your inbox.u003C/a>”}”}]]> Centers for Disease Control and Preventionu003C/a> and state governments. Note: No C.D.C. data available for Hawaii and some counties. Some states were excluded because more than a quarter of data is missing.”,”note_hotspots_map”:”The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.”,”mask_mandates_intro”:”The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/cdc-mask-guidance-states.html\”>Read more here ›u003C/a>”,”note_cases_map”:”The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.”,”new_hospital_map_note”:””,”note_hsa_map”:”The map shows a seven-day average for the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19. The u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/anag-cw7u\”>datau003C/a> is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients. u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://healthdata.gov/dataset/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/6xf2-c3ie\”>Datau003C/a> for Puerto Rico is reported at the territory level instead of by hospital service area.”,”note_hospitals_map”:”The map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/anag-cw7u\”>datau003C/a> is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients.”,”note_cases_percap_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative coronavirus cases by share of the population in each county.”,”note_deaths_percap_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative coronavirus deaths by share of the population in each county.”,”note_deaths_map”:”The map shows the known locations of coronavirus deaths by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have died from the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.”,”note_hospitalized_country_map”:””,”note_hotspots_country_map”:”The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.”,”note_cases_country_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative reported coronavirus cases.”,”note_deaths_country_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative reported coronavirus deaths.”,”note_cases_percap_country_map”:”The map shows the known locations of cumulative coronavirus cases by share of the population in each place.”,”state_page_supertable_hed”:”Reported cases, deaths and other trends by CHILDTYPE”,”usa_page_supertable_hed”:”Reported cases, deaths and other trends by CHILDTYPE”,”country_page_supertable_hed”:”Latest trends by CHILDTYPE”,”world_page_supertable_hed”:”Reported cases, deaths and vaccinations by country”,”world_page_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.”,”state_page_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Statewide data often updates more frequently than county-level data, and may not equal the sum of county-level figures. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.”,”country_page_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.”,”state_page_supertable_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations); Centers for Disease Control and state governments (vaccinations); Census Bureau (population and demographic data). The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days. Hospitalized for each county shows the average number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized per 100,000 residents within any hospital service areas that intersect with the county and is updated once a week. Vaccination data is not available for some counties. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”country_page_supertable_note”:”Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”world_page_supertable_note”:”Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. Vaccination data provided by Our World in Data. Vaccination numbers marked with an asterisk * were last reported more than two weeks ago. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”france_page_supertable_note”:”Source: Public Health France. Daily hospitalizations are the number of new hospitalized Covid-19 patients reported each day, and death figures are the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients who have died. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”state_page_charts_hed”:”How trends have changed in LOCATION”,”county_page_charts_hed”:”How trends have changed in LOCATION”,”usa_page_charts_hed”:”U.S. trends”,”world_page_charts_hed”:”How global trends have changed”,”country_page_charts_hed”:”How trends have changed in LOCATION_ARTICLE LOCATION”,”embedded_state_chart_note”:”Source: State and local health agencies. Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data.”,”embedded_state_hospitalized_chart_note”:”Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government.”,”embedded_world_chart_note”:”Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, U.S. state and local health agencies. Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.”,”embedded_charts_link”:”LOCATION Coronavirus Cases”,”embedded_charts_deaths_link”:”LOCATION Coronavirus Deaths”,”embedded_charts_hospitalized_link”:”LOCATION Covid-19 Hospitalizations”,”state_page_charts_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivty, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Test positivity is based on P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and test positivity are reported based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.”,”usa_page_charts_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Test positivity is based on P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government by the 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Hospitalizations and test positivity are reported based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. For case and death seven-day averages, if there are days within that range with no data reported, the period is extended to older days until at least seven days of data are included. Data from days following non-reporting days is averaged over that day and the non-reporting days that precede it. When calculating rolling averages, these days representing multiple day’s worth of data are always included together, which means that in instances of irregularly timed reporting, the seven-day average may be an average over more than seven days. Certain days with anomalous total case or death reports are excluded from the average or have a portion of their cases and deaths which correspond to data backlogs removed from the average calculation. For the U.S. national case and death count averages, the average is the sum of the average number of cases and deaths in all states and territories each day. This average may not match the average when calculated from the U.S. case and death total in order to account for irregularly timed case and death reports at the state level.”,”county_page_charts_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases, deaths and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with LOCATION.”,”country_page_charts_note”:”Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days.”,”custom_country_page_charts_note”:”The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days.”,”clusters_page_hed”:”Early Coronavirus Cases in Nursing Homes, Prisons and Other Locations”,”clusters_page_intro”:”In the first year of the pandemic, The Times tracked cases in places with some of the worst outbreaks, like u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-nursing-homes.html\”>nursing homesu003C/a>, food processing plants and u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/10/us/covid-prison-outbreak.html\”>correctional facilitiesu003C/a>. This list is an archive of that reporting and is no longer being updated.”,”clusters_page_about_data”:”Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event. The clusters with the most reported cases in each category are shown here.”,”vaccine_refer”:”u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-19-vaccine-doses.html\”>See more details ›u003C/a>”,”vaccine_country_refer”:”u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-vaccinations-tracker.html\”>See more details ›u003C/a>”,”county_vaccine_data_note”:”Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.”,”vaccine_data_note”:”Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.”,”global_vaccine_data_note”:”Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.”,”metros_vaccine_data_note”:”The percentage vaccinated is based on the number of people reported vaccinated in each county in the metro area. A small share of the C.D.C.’s vaccination data for this area did not specify the person’s home county.”,”no_vaccine_data_note”:”County vaccination data is not comprehensive enough to provide a vaccinated share for this metro area.”,”usa_page_state_supertable_hed”:”State trends”,”usa_page_state_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale. Select a table header to sort by another metric.”,”usa_page_table_transition_note”:””,”usa_page_state_table_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations); Centers for Disease Control and state governments (vaccinations); Census Bureau (population and demographic data). Test positivity data is based on viral P.C.R. test results only and is a seven day average. The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days. u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-19-vaccine-doses.html\”>Vaccination datau003C/a> is not available for some states. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”usa_page_county_supertable_hed”:”County trends”,”usa_page_county_supertable_intro”:”This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale. Select a table header to sort by another metric.”,”usa_page_county_table_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations); Centers for Disease Control and state governments (vaccinations). The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days. Counties with fewer than 10,000 residents are not shown. Test positivity data is based on viral P.C.R. test results only and is a seven day average. Hospitalized figures are updated once a week for each county and show the average number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized per 100,000 residents within any hospital service areas that intersect with the county, or in some cases, within any hospital referral regions that intersect with the county. Vaccination data is not available for some counties. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.”,”table_no_rows_match_search”:”There are no places that match your search.”,”bullets_country_page_bra”:””,”bullets_country_page_can”:””,”bullets_country_page_fra”:”See more Covid-19 data from the French government u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/carte-et-donnees\”>hereu003C/a>.”,”bullets_country_page_deu”:””,”bullets_country_page_ind”:”The official Covid-19 figures in India u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/05/25/world/asia/india-covid-death-estimates.html\”>grossly understate the true scale of the pandemicu003C/a> in the country. Here’s what to know about u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/article/india-coronavirus-cases-deaths.html\”>India’s coronavirus crisisu003C/a>.”,”bullets_country_page_ita”:””,”bullets_country_page_jpn”:””,”bullets_country_page_mex”:””,”bullets_country_page_esp”:””,”bullets_country_page_gbr”:””,”bullets_country_page_chn”:[{“type”:”text”,”value”:”Under China’s “u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/world/asia/china-zero-covid-policy.html\”>zero Covidu003C/a>” policy, the country is deploying testing and quarantines on a massive scale to identify and isolate cases.”},{“type”:”text”,”value”:”Early in the pandemic China is thought to have u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/briefing/zero-covid-china-olympics.html\”>drastically understatedu003C/a> the number of Covid cases and deaths in official figures.”}],”about_the_data_world_page”:”Data for all countries except the United States comes from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. United States data comes from state and local health officials and is u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data\”>collected by The New York Timesu003C/a>. Population data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. Data for some countries, like the United States, Denmark, France and the Netherlands, include counts for overseas territories. The New York Times has found that official tallies in u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/21/world/coronavirus-missing-deaths.html\”>more than thirty countries have undercounted deathsu003C/a> during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.”,”about_the_data_country_page_aus”:”Data for Australia comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/population/national-state-and-territory-population/latest-release\”>Australia Bureau of Statisticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_bra”:”Data for Brazil comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.ibge.gov.br/en/statistics/social/population/18176-population-projection.html?=&t=downloads\”>Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statisticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_can”:”Data for Canada comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from Statistics Canada.”,”about_the_data_country_page_fra”:”Data for France comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.insee.fr/en/accueil\”>French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studiesu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_deu”:”Data for Germany comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.destatis.de/EN/Themes/Society-Environment/Population/Current-Population/_node.html\”>Federal Statistics Office of Germanyu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_ind”:”Data for India comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://hub.arcgis.com/datasets/esriindia1::india-districts-boundary\”>ESRIu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_ita”:”Data for Italy comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/pcm-dpc/COVID-19\”>Italian Department of Civil Protectionu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.istat.it/en/population-and-households\”>Italian National Institute of Statisticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_jpn”:”Nationwide and regional data for Japan comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a> and does not include cases or deaths connected to the 2020 Olympic games in Japan or aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which experienced a Covid outbreak while docked in a Japanese port in 2020. Johns Hopkins reports data for Japanese prefectures starting in April 2021. Population data from the Statistics Bureau of Japan.”,”about_the_data_country_page_mex”:”Data for Mexico comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://web.archive.org/web/20151210230740/http://www.inegi.org.mx/est/contenidos/proyectos/encuestas/hogares/especiales/ei2015/doc/eic_2015_presentacion.pdf\”>National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informaticsu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_esp”:”Data for Spain comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.ine.es/jaxiT3/Datos.htm?t=31304\”>National Statistics Institute of Spainu003C/a>.”,”about_the_data_country_page_gbr”:”Data for the United Kingdom comes from the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland and the Chief Medical Officer Directorate. Population data from u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://borders.ukdataservice.ac.uk/easy_download.html\”>U.K. Data Service Census Supportu003C/a>. The u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases\”>Office for National Statisticsu003C/a> also produces a weekly report on the number of deaths that mention Covid-19 on a death certificate. This figure, which includes deaths outside of hospitals, is many thousands of deaths higher than the reported daily death toll.”,”about_the_data_country_page_zaf”:”Data for South Africa comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19\”>Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityu003C/a>. Population data from the World Bank.”,”about_the_data_country_page_chn”:”Data for China comes from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”http://www.nhc.gov.cn/xcs/yqtb/list_gzbd.shtml\”>National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of Chinau003C/a> and includes all confirmed cases, including asymptomatic infections. Population data from the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”http://data.stats.gov.cn/english/easyquery.htm?cn=E0103\”>National Bureau of Statistics of Chinau003C/a>. Data does not include Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.”,”usa_page_regional_chart_hed”:”Cases by region”,”usa_page_regional_chart_summary”:”This chart shows how average daily cases per 100,000 people have changed in different parts of the country. The state with the highest recent average cases per 100,000 people is shown.”,”usa_page_regional_chart_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases); Census Bureau (population data).”,”usa_page_regional_chart_location_comparison”:””,”usa_page_state_grid_hed”:”How cases, hospitalizations and deaths are trending”,”usa_page_state_grid_summary”:”Each chart shows how these three metrics compare to the corresponding peak level reached nationwide before Omicron became the dominant variant. For example, a state’s case line exceeds 100 percent on the chart when its number of cases per capita exceeds the highest number of U.S. cases per capita reached in January 2021.”,”usa_page_state_grid_note”:”Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations).”,”usa_and_state_page_trends_summary”:”This chart shows how cases and hospitalizations per capita compare to the corresponding peak level reached nationwide before Omicron became the dominant variant. Sources: State and local health agencies (cases); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations).”,”world_page_regional_chart_hed”:”Cases by region”,”world_page_regional_chart_summary”:”This chart shows how cases per capita have changed in different parts of the world.”,”world_page_regional_chart_note”:”Sources: Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and state and local health agencies (cases); World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau (population data).”,”world_page_regional_chart_location_comparison”:””,”olympics_japan_chart_hed”:”Reported cases at the 2020 Olympics”,”olympics_japan_chart_summary”:”More than 500 people with Olympic credentials, including more than 30 athletes, tested positive for the coronavirus in Japan. Others tested positive before their departure to the Games and are not included in the chart below.”,”olympics_japan_chart_note”:”Source: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/notices/covid-19-positive-case-list\”>Tokyo 2020 organizing committeeu003C/a>. Data is shown by the date in Tokyo when a case was announced.”,”olympics_china_chart_hed”:”Reported cases at the 2022 Olympics”,”olympics_china_chart_summary”:”At least 509 people with Olympic credentials, including 185 athletes and team officials, tested positive for the coronavirus in China, either at the airport on arrival in China or within the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/sports/olympics/winter-olympics-beijing-restrictions.html\”>Olympics “closed loopu003C/a>.” Others tested positive before their departure to the Games and are not included in the chart below.”,”olympics_china_chart_note”:”Source: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.beijing2022.cn/en/press_centre/headlines.htm\”>2022 Beijing Organizing Committeeu003C/a>.”,”virgin_islands_map_note”:”Note: Ocean areas were modified to bring St. Thomas and St. John closer to St. Croix in the maps on this page.”,”credits”:”By Jordan Allen, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/sarah-almukhtar\”>Sarah Almukhtaru003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/aliza-aufrichtig\”>Aliza Aufrichtigu003C/a>, Anne Barnard, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/matthew-bloch\”>Matthew Blochu003C/a>, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/keith-collins\”>Keith Collinsu003C/a>, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/gabriel-gianordoli\”>Gabriel Gianordoliu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/amy-harmon\”>Amy Harmonu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/rich-harris\”>Rich Harrisu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/adeel-hassan\”>Adeel Hassanu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jon-huang\”>Jon Huangu003C/a>, Danya Issawi, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/danielle-ivory\”>Danielle Ivoryu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/kk-rebecca-lai\”>K.K. Rebecca Laiu003C/a>, Alex Lemonides, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/eleanor-lutz\”>Eleanor Lutzu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/allison-mccann\”>Allison McCannu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/richard-a-oppel-jr\”>Richard A. Oppel Jr.u003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jugal-k-patel\”>Jugal K. Patelu003C/a>, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/amy-schoenfeld-walker\”>Amy Schoenfeld Walkeru003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/anjali-singhvi\”>Anjali Singhviu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/charlie-smart\”>Charlie Smartu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/mitch-smith\”>Mitch Smithu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/albert-sun\”>Albert Sunu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/rumsey-taylor\”>Rumsey Tayloru003C/a>, Lisa Waananen Jones, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/derek-watkins\”>Derek Watkinsu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/timothy-williams\”>Timothy Williamsu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jin-wu\”>Jin Wuu003C/a> and u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/karen-yourish\”>Karen Yourishu003C/a>.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/ian-austen\”>Ian Austenu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/mike-baker\”>Mike Bakeru003C/a>, Brillian Bao, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/ellen-barry\”>Ellen Barryu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/shashank-bengali\”>Shashank Bengaliu003C/a>, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/matthew-goldstein\”>Matthew Goldsteinu003C/a>, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/john-keefe\”>John Keefeu003C/a>, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/richard-perez-pena\”>Richard Pérez-Peñau003C/a>, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/scott-reinhard\”>Scott Reinhardu003C/a>, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/kai-schultz\”>Kai Schultzu003C/a>, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jeremy-white\”>Jeremy Whiteu003C/a>, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/sameer-yasir\”>Sameer Yasiru003C/a> and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/josh-williams\”>Josh Williamsu003C/a>, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/rachel-shorey\”>Rachel Shoreyu003C/a>, u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/blacki-migliozzi\”>Blacki Migliozziu003C/a>, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/by/jason-kao\”>Jason Kaou003C/a>.”,”usa_page_hospitalization_age_chart_hed”:”Daily new hospital admissions by age”,”usa_page_hospitalization_age_chart_summary”:”This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data reported by hospitals to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”,”usa_page_hospitalization_age_chart_note”:”Sources: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://beta.healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/g62h-syeh\”>U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesu003C/a> (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.”,”state_page_hospitalization_age_chart_hed”:”Daily new hospital admissions by age in LOCATION”,”state_page_hospitalization_age_chart_summary”:”This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals.”,”state_page_hospitalization_age_chart_note”:”Sources: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://beta.healthdata.gov/Hospital/COVID-19-Reported-Patient-Impact-and-Hospital-Capa/g62h-syeh\”>U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesu003C/a> (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.”,”usa_page_rates_for_vax_unvax_hed”:”Rates for vaccinated and unvaccinated”,”usa_page_rate_for_vax_unvax_summary”:”Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that people who are unvaccinated are at a u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/10/28/us/covid-breakthrough-cases.html\”>much greater risku003C/a> than those who are fully vaccinated to die from Covid-19. These charts compare age-adjusted average daily case and death rates for vaccinated and unvaccinated people in the states and cities that provide this data.”,”usa_page_rate_for_vax_unvax_note”:”Source: u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status\”>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionu003C/a>. This data was first made available on Oct. 19 2021, and is expected to update monthly. The C.D.C. releases the data as a weekly figure per 100,000 and is presented here as a daily average per 100,000 for consistency with other population-adjusted figures on this page. See the notes on the u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status\”>C.D.C.’s pageu003C/a> for more information.”,”note_we_moved_regional_charts”:””,”app_tab_sunset_message_body”:”We’re moving this Covid-19 data later this month. You can still find our coronavirus trackers and pandemic coverage on the app’s homescreen.u003Cbr>u003Ca rel=\”external\” href=\”https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/coronavirus-tracker\”>Sign up here to get a daily email with the latest data in your inbox.u003C/a>”}”}]]>

The current outlook varies from place to place.

In Alameda County, Calif., which includes Oakland, officials reinstated a mask order earlier this month, citing growing hospitalizations locally. In Sacramento and Philadelphia, school officials have added mask requirements for summer school amid new subvariants and rising case rates.

But in New York City, where cases slowed recently, Mayor Eric Adams, who had previously lifted a mask requirement in schools, announced last week that masks are now optional for toddlers in day care and preschool.

Children younger than 5 are the last remaining group not yet eligible to be vaccinated. A committee of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration voted on Wednesday to recommend that Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s pediatric coronavirus vaccines be authorized for that age group.

Authorizing those vaccines could offer relief for many families, who have been juggling day care closures and lingering fears that their children could be among the few who develop a serious case of Covid-19.

“The biggest impact is you take away the rare chance of something bad happening,” said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who is part of an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration.

But experts do not expect the availability of pediatric vaccines for young children it to change the overall trajectory of the pandemic.

Many children have already been infected with the virus — by one estimate, as many as 75 percent as of February. And vaccine uptake among children overall has been low.

Federal officials have required rigorous testing to authorize vaccines as safe and effective, but some parents have expressed hesitancy as they weigh the newness of the vaccine against the risk from the virus. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey published last month, just 18 percent of parents with children under the age of 5 said they were eager to vaccinate their children right away.

“It’s not like this is finally going to end the pandemic,” Dr. Nuzzo said of a vaccine for young children. But should the option become available, it could offer more flexibility for families, day cares and preschools. “I do think what will be really great is to help these kids go back to having normal lives.”

Sarah Cahalan contributed reporting.

— Sarah Mervosh and Carly Olson

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