According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day average of new Covid-19 deaths in the United States is around 684 new lives lost each day. The seven-day average reported on Tuesday was around 667 new Covid-19 deaths per day.
That’s the lowest seven-day average daily death rate since last October, according to CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, and an 80% drop since January.
CNN’s analysis reveals that the average of new Covid-19 deaths over the past seven days fell from 3,295 per day on January 28, to 1,985 on February 28, then to 997 on March 28. On April 28, the average was 684.
But January 28 wasn’t even the peak of the seven-day averages for new deaths this year. The highest seven-day averages of new Covid-19-related deaths were on January 13 and 14, at around 3,431 deaths per day.
The drop from 3,431 deaths per day on average in January to 684 in April represents an 80% drop.
The last time the seven-day average of newly reported deaths fell below 700 was briefly in early October.
Since the start of 2021, the seven-day average number of people who have died from Covid-19 appears to have steadily declined, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.