The United States set a new record for the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in a single day, on Saturday, according to the White House.
White House COVID-19 Data Director Dr. Cyrus Shahpar announced on Saturday that the country administered more than 4 million doses of COVID vaccines which brings the country’s seven-day average to over 3 million per day, for the first time.
“Wow a record reporting day!! +4.08M doses reported administered over the total yesterday. First day w/ 4M or more. Also first time averaging more than 3M per day over the past week. Millions coming together to accelerate our progress toward controlling the pandemic!” Shahpar tweeted.
So far, 59,858,146 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or 18 percent of the U.S.’s total population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 104,213,478 or 31.4 percent of the population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.