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Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being vaccinated against COVID-19 by nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Hartford Healthcares mass vaccination center at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, last month. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

More than 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Sunday.

Why it matters: The latest CDC figures show that 41.9% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and 51.5% has received at least one dose.

  • The vaccination milestone comes as the U.S. has seen new infections fall to the lowest level since March 2020, when the pandemic began.

By the numbers: As of Sunday, 301,638,578 COVID-19 doses have been administered across the U.S., according to the CDC.

  • The seven-day average of new daily infections reported has dropped from 65,053 on April 1 to 12,780 as of June 5, per the CDC reported.
  • The seven-day average of new deaths from the coronavirus confirmed in a single day has fallen from 681 to 367 during the same period.

Yes, but: The vaccination rate has slowed down to just over 1 million COVID-19 doses per day after a high of 3.3 million a day in April, according to CDC statistics.

What to watch: NIAID director Anthony Fauci warned Friday that vaccine complacency could lead to another surge, "particularly with variants floating around," and "that could set us back to the time when we had to shut down things, CNN reports.

Go deeper: Why Biden's latest vaccine goal is his hardest yet

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the vaccine rollout slowdown.

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First lady and Fauci visit vaccination clinic in Harlem

Jill Biden and Anthony Fauci tour the Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., on May 20. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

First lady Jill Biden and NIAID director Anthony Fauci visited a vaccination clinic at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on Sunday, ABC 7 reports.

Why it matters: Their visit was intended to draw attention to the importance of getting the coronavirus vaccine at a time when Black and Hispanic Americans are seeing higher rates of COVID-19 cases than white Americans, alongside lagging vaccination rates.

Jun 7, 2021 - World

India's PM announces free coronavirus vaccines

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Monday that the government would offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all adults later this month, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Previously, India had only provided free vaccines to elderly adults and front-line workers — meaning most people within the 18–45 age group would have to pay a fee in order to be vaccinated.

Jun 6, 2021 - World

British PM calling on G7 to vaccinate world by end of 2022

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday that he would urge world leaders to commit to vaccinate the global population at the Group of Seven wealthy democracies' summit next week, AP reports.

Why it matters: Johnson said he expects the global population to be mostly vaccinated by the end of 2022, an act he says would be "the single greatest feat in medical history."