COVID-19 Cases Fall in US and Across the World

Headline Roundup September 30th, 2021

New COVID-19 infections dropped by 25% in the U.S. over the past two weeks, as the latest coronavirus wave has likely peaked in most states. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a 10% drop in global COVID-19 cases last week, and said cases in the U.S. fell roughly 31%. As of Tuesday, the seven-day average of new cases in the U.S. was 107,625, down from over 160,000 at the beginning of September. Meanwhile, deaths continue to rise following the summer Delta variant surge, and are up 4% in the past two weeks. Some states, particularly in the Northwest, continue to face crowded hospitals and staffing shortages. 

The news was covered across the spectrum, but not nearly as prominently as coverage of the Biden administration's spending bills and potential government shutdown. Some reports from left-rated sources urged continued caution ahead of the winter months, when viruses traditionally spread; others highlighted how COVID-19 remains a bigger problem in rural areas than urban ones. Some coverage from right-rated outlets mentioned the nationwide decline alongside an unexpected rise in jobless claims last week.

From the Right
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a 10 percent global decline in new CCP virus cases and deaths.

An estimated 3.3 million new COVID-19 infections and roughly 55,000 deaths were reported in the past week, WHO said on Sept. 28 in a brief statement. The largest drop-off in cases and deaths was in the Americas, Middle East, and Western Pacific.

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

“The largest decrease in new weekly cases was reported from the Eastern Mediterranean Region (17 percent), followed by the Western Pacific Region...

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From the Center
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New coronavirus infections in the U.S. fell by 25% over the past two weeks — another hopeful sign that the worst of the Delta wave may be behind us.

By the numbers: The U.S. is now averaging roughly 114,000 new cases per day. That's still a lot, but it's a significant improvement from this summer, when the Delta variant unleashed a new wave of infections, hospitalizations and death.

Deaths are still on the rise nationwide, because of that summer surge. They're up 4% over the past two weeks, to an average...

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From the Left
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The U.S. recovery from the latest Covid-19 wave is taking hold across the country, with cases dropping or poised to start falling in the vast majority of states.

In 47 states plus the nation’s capital, a measure of average new infections from one newly infected person is below the key level of 1, signaling that cases are expected to decline, according to covidestim, a modeling project with contributers from Yale School of Public Health, Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Stanford Medicine.

That measure, known as the effective reproduction...

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