Twelve U.S. states have 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated


Twelve U.S. states now have 70% of adult residents who have had at least one Covid vaccine shot, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data published Tuesday shows.

California and Maryland most recently reported crossing the milestone, joining Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.

President Joe Biden has set a goal of having one shot or more administered to 70% of those 18 and older by July 4. On Wednesday, he will speak about the state of the vaccination campaign and declare June as a national month of action to get more people vaccinated.

The seven-day average of daily U.S. infections remained below 20,000 for the second straight day Tuesday, though many states did not publish data over the Memorial Day holiday and may still be catching up on reporting.