By David Hall
Newly reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. declined, as President Biden moved up the timeline for broadening vaccination eligibility.
The U.S. reported more than 61,000 new cases for Tuesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University that was published early Wednesday. The data may update later. Not all states report data on new cases daily. Tuesday’s figure was lower than Monday’s revised tally of 77,794, when several states resumed reporting data after the Easter weekend.
The seven-day average, which smooths out irregularities in data reporting, was 64,662 on Monday, while the 14-day average was 65,224, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. When the seven-day average is lower than the 14-day average, it indicates