Even As Daily Vaccination Rates Soar, New Daily Cases Tick Up

CBS4's Natalie Brand reports from the White House.

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ELIOTT RODRIGUEZ: And now look at the national picture, even as daily vaccination rates have soared across the country, new daily cases have started to tick up. Federal Health Officials say the nation is still at risk of another surge. CBS4's Natalie Brand reports from the White House.

NATALIE BRAND: In less than two weeks, President Biden wants all states to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine if they haven't already done so. And while getting a vaccine, appointment is still a concern in some places federal health officials stress that is changing.

DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: There was a gap between supply and demand. And literally every day that goes by, that gap is closing.

NATALIE BRAND: The updated vaccine timeline comes as many states have lifted COVID restrictions. And daily new cases have started to climb.

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: This fight isn't over.

NATALIE BRAND: In Michigan, which leads the nation in new cases, Governor Gretchen Whitmer got her shot Tuesday. The CDC found the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the UK accounted for nearly 40% of Michigan's cases last month.

DR. ROCHELLE WALENSKY: The B.1.1.7 variant is now the most common lineage circulating in the United States.

NATALIE BRAND: The Biden administration says it does not plan to mandate a vaccine passport system, but federal health officials say they expect businesses and universities to take action on their own.

DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: They're going to say, we're not going to have you come in unless you get vaccinated. You're not going to see that from a federal government mandate.

NATALIE BRAND: At least eight colleges have already said they'll require vaccinations for students returning to campus this fall in K through 12 schools. The CDC estimates nearly 80% of teachers and school staff have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Natalie Brand, CBS News, the White House.

ELIOTT RODRIGUEZ: While the CDC says its hearing reports of clusters of cases associated with day care centers and youth sporting events, hospitals are seeing an increase in adults ages 30 and to 40 admitted with severe disease.