The seven-day average for daily COVID-19 deaths in the US has plummeted by more than 15 percent over the last two weeks, data shows.
The latest count showed there was an average of 2,787 deaths each day in the week ending on Tuesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
The figure was down from an average of 3,302 for the week ending on Jan. 26, the data shows.
Researchers said that the daily death tally appears to be improving in most of the country.
“The trend in reported COVID-19 deaths is improving in every major US region,” the group wrote on Twitter.
Daily new infections and hospitalizations have also seen a drop over the same period.
The seven-day rolling average for new cases was 107,612, down 30 percent from 140,630 a week ago, data shows.
Meanwhile, there were 79,179 patients currently hospitalized for the virus — nearly 30,000 less than the 108,960 receiving care on Jan. 26.
A healthcare worker administers the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site inside a church in the Bronx borough of New YorkBloomberg via Getty Images
The improvements on key metrics in the pandemic come as the country has raced to vaccinate Americans.
More than 43 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far across the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.