The US recorded fewer than 100,000 daily new COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than three months Sunday, data shows.
Just over 96,000 new infections were logged Sunday, according to a tally from the COVID Tracking Project.
It marked the first time since Nov. 2 that daily cases dropped below the 100,000 threshold.
However, the group stressed that numbers likely don’t tell the full picture.
“Today’s data is missing updates from a handful of states, some of which regularly do not report on the weekend, some having technical difficulties,” COVID Tracking Porject wrote on Twitter.
Coronavirus-related hospitalizations have also fallen rapidly in the past few weeks.
On Sunday, there were around 81,000 patients currently hospitalized — the lowest since Nov. 19.
The improvements in hospitalizations and case numbers comes as the race to vaccinate Americans has picked up steam.
More than 59 million doses administered so far to the elderly, frontline workers and other vulnerable populations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.