New U.S. COVID-19 cases fall 12% last week, vaccinations top 2 million a day

(Reuters) - The United States reported a 12% decline in new cases of COVID-19 last week, while vaccinations accelerated to a record 2.2 million shots per day, according to a Reuters analysis of state, county and CDC data. New infections have dropped for eight weeks in a row, averaging 60,000 new cases per day for the week ended March 7. Deaths linked to COVID-19 fell 18% last week to 11,800, the lowest since late November and averaging 1,686 per day. (Open https://tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR in an external browser to see state-by-state details.) Despite the positive trends, health officials have warned ...