The U.S. reported over 47,400 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the average number of new cases reported over the past seven days down to 47,487, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That’s a drop in average new cases of over 11% compared with a week ago, marking a sustained decline in new cases across the country.
Here are some of today’s major developments:
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 22.4 million
- Global deaths: At least 788,500
- U.S. cases: More than 5.53 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 173,200