The U.S. reached a new milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday.
According to the CDC, 50% of adults in the country were fully vaccinated. But data shows that those under the age of 25 are still hesitant to get their shots.
A total of 25 states and Washington DC have reported the same figure with half of residents being protected against the virus. As of Tuesday afternoon (5/25), more than 164 million people received at least one dose of the vaccine. Out of those, 39.5% of the U.S. population are fully vaccinated.
Overall, 287 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered with a total of 72 million left on hand nationwide.
In North Carolina, the figures are below the national average with 35.3% of the population fully vaccinated. A difference of 8% over the past month. The overall total peaked over thirty percent for the first time on May 2, but hasn’t made a significant jump since that point.
As it stands currently, the state will surpass two-third of the adult population fully vaccinated by the middle of September. However, it’s unknown if North Carolina will even reach that milestone set by Gov. Cooper.
The U.S. has a seven-day average of roughly 1.8 million doses being administered per day. A number that has declined with more people becoming fully vaccinated over the past two months.