The United States reported fewer than 50,000 coronavirus cases on Monday as the seven-day average of new infections fell to its lowest level since October. Hospitalizations and deaths are continuing a slow decline.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis suspended the last of his state’s COVID-19 restrictions Monday, after signing a bill that will allow him to overrule local emergency orders.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said Monday they would roll back most COVID restrictions on May 17. New York City’s subway will return to 24-hour service, with restaurants, museums, theaters, gyms and retail outlets set to expand services.
Meanwhile, The New York Times reports the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old by early next week.