New daily COVID-19 cases and deaths fall for first time in 4 days, while vaccine concerns grow

The number of new daily COVID-19 cases and deaths fell for the first time in four days, but vaccine hesitancy, amid reports of a heart inflammation side effect in teens and some supply concerns, is increasing the risk that President Biden’s vaccination goal may not be reached.

There were at least 11,841 new cases of the coronavirus-borne illness on Thursday, down from 20,153 new cases on Wednesday,