Sixteen states, along with the District of Columbia, have fully vaccinated more than half of their residents against the coronavirus vaccine, including Maryland and Virginia.

The 16 states to have fully inoculated at least 50% of their residents are Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington in addition to the nation’s capital, CNN reported.

Additionally, 16 states and D.C. have met President Biden’s goal of at least 70% of all adults having received one vaccine dose by July 4. Those states meeting the president’s goal so far are California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

CNN reported the current pace of vaccinations is 820,918 newly immunized people per day, with 1.2 million doses daily. Overall, 45.1% of the U.S. population, or roughly 150 million people, has been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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