New cases of Covid-19 in the United States fell 0.4 percent during the week ended April 18 after rising for four weeks in a row, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

The United States lost more than 22,000 lives to Covid-19 for the week ended Jan. 10, setting a record for the second week in a row, as new cases also hit a weekly high.

In the United States during the week ended Dec. 20, someone died from Covid-19 every 33 seconds.

The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases with at least 102,591 new infections and as hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients, according to a Reuters tally.

New York, the former epicenter of the U.S. Covid-19 pandemic, became the fourth U.S. state to surpass half a million coronavirus cases amid a nationwide surge in infections.

University of Washington researchers estimated that 145,728 people could die of COVID-19 in the United States by August 2020.

The total number of people hospitalized in New York fell for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, a further sign the state at the epicenter may be at the peak of its crisis, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.

While Boston tends to get the lion’s share of recognition as the premier biopharma hub on the East Coast of the United States, other cities and states are looking to make their names known as a strong location for the industry. New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire have gone to great lengths to distinguish themselves, but so too has smaller Rhode Island.