CDC: Seven-Day Daily Average Of COVID Cases Has Gone Down

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CDC: Seven-Day Daily Average Of COVID Cases Has Gone Down
Director Rochelle Walensky urged people Thursday to get vaccinated and continue wearing a mask.

When it comes to battling COVID, the director of the CDC says the U.S. is "headed in the right direction" but people must stay "vigilant." 

During a briefing, Director Rochelle Walensky reported the seven-day daily average of COVID-19 cases has gone down to an estimated 65,000 per day. 

That's a 16% reduction from last week. 

Hospitalizations have fallen 54% since the last week of August. 

But more than 1,000 Americans a day are still dying from the disease.  

Walensky urged people Thursday to get vaccinated and continue wearing a mask.