COVID cases and deaths keep falling
America’s coronavirus outbreak is rapidly improving as the Delta wave recedes, and vaccines for kids — which could become available within weeks — will help the situation improve even further.
By the numbers: Nationwide, the U.S. is now averaging about 79,000 new cases per day — a 22% drop over the past two weeks.
COVID-19 deaths have fallen by 14% over the same period, to an average of 1,600 per day.
Where it stands: Hawaii has the lowest number of new cases relative to its population, followed by Florida and Louisiana —...