More than one million vaccine doses administered in past 24 hours


More than 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours, according to the White House, including more than 550,000 first doses.

Thursday marks the first time there have been at least 1 million doses administered in close to seven weeks, White House COVID-19 Data Director Cyrus Shahpar said in a tweet.

It is also a 31 percent week-over-week increase in the daily average number of people completing their vaccine series.

The numbers show the vaccination rate is increasing across the country after weeks of stagnating at about 500,000 per day. Vaccinations had slowed down after hitting a peak in mid-April of about 3.3 million doses per day.