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New coronavirus cases generally trending downward, analysis shows

New coronavirus cases in the U.S. are generally trending down as the country reported its lowest number of new cases in nearly a week, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis

The U.S. reported fewer than 47,000 new cases on Sunday, the Journal reported, citing data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of cases in the U.S. surpassed 5 million on Sunday and the U.S. death toll is at 163,077 as of Monday morning. 

The seven-day average for new cases has generally been trending down for more than two weeks, according to the Journal’s analysis. The newspaper reports that the daily cases dropped from more than 67,000 on July 22 to 53,905 on Saturday. 

The seven-day average has also been less than the 14-day average since July 26, according to the Journal’s analysis, signaling the case counts have been ticking down. 

The U.S. has reported more coronavirus cases than other countries, according to the Johns Hopkins University data. Globally, there are more than 19.9 million COVID-19 cases.

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